Ellia Green bulldozed her way through three defenders to help Australia seal a win against Canada 29-0 in the final of the Women’s Rugby Seven’s final in Sao Paulo.
Green is the top try-scorer of this year’s World Women’s Sevens series – notching up 15 tries in just two tournaments.
With the dominating win at Sao Paulo, South America, Australia has continued a perfect 2015-16 record. The Aussie women’s Sevens took the opening 2015-16 Dubai tournament undefeated which meant the Aussies entered Brazil as the number one ranked team and lived up to their billing with another clean sweep.
The heavens opened and rain set in as brutal conditions in Brazil made for the bruising encounter against the Canadians. After a five-minute deadlock, Evania Pelite drew the first blood for Australia continuing her strong run of World Series form.
Pelite’s runaway try put the Aussies in control early in the match, before an Alicia Quirk five-pointer stretched the lead to 14-0 at half-time.
Emilee Cherry put the ‘cherry on top’ as she showed some dominance in the second, getting on the end of an opportunistic attacking passage to score Australia’s third.
Veteran Nicole Beck clinched another, slipping through a gap before winger Ellia Green used her strength to beat three defenders and seal the win for her side.
The victory continued Australia’s unbeaten run through the tournament and gives them a perfect record in Cup finals this season, as the Rio Olympics nears.
Australia finished top of its pool on day one, after beating Canada, Fiji and Ireland in their opening matches, setting up a final eight rematch against Fiji.
Winning that quarterfinal 10-0, Australia went on to beat USA 34-0 with a star turn from Ellia Green in that match.
The final capped off a gruelling day for all the teams as the stadium was pelted with rain.
Australia will stay in Brazil after the tournament to visit the Rio ahead of the Olympics in August, with their next tournament in Atlanta on April 8-9.