• Australia celebrate during the Women's HSBC Sevens World Series at Arena Barueri on February 21, 2016 in Barueri, Brazil. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
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By
Sarah Leach

22 Feb 2016 - 4:14 PM  UPDATED 23 Feb 2016 - 9:06 PM

Rugby Sevens

The Women's Rugby Sevens team blew Canada away 29-0 in the final of the World Sevens Series in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the second leg of the tournament. To the victors, go the spoils.

Australia continued their unbeaten form since winning round one in Dubai and now sit as clear favorites for the gold medal at the Rio Olympics later this year.

Australia win Sao Paulo Sevens
The Aussie women's sevens team continue their dominance at the second-leg of the World Sevens Series, with a 29-0 win over Canada in the final, and sealing another tournamant clean sweep.
 

Water Polo

In Water Polo, the Stingers underwent a narrow loss to world No.1 ranked U.S.A in the final of the World League Tournament in Lewisville, Texas, U.S.

The Aussies did remarkably well in front of a U.S.A sell out home crowd.

In the first quarter the Aussies were kept scoreless while the USA put away three goals, but the team came back strong in the second quarter and were right in it for the rest of the game, never backing off the pressure.

Aussie Stingers claim silver at World League Tournament
Australia takes silver at the World League Tournament in Texas, U.S. in a narrow 6-5 defeat against world tanked No.1, the U.S.A.

Basketball

In Basketball excitement now builds towards next week's WNBL finals.

The final four have been locked in following round 18, the last round of the regular season. 

Townsville Fire, Perth Lynx, Dandenong Rangers and the SEQ Stars have all secured the top four finals spots in next week’s semi-finals in which is expected to go next-level as they fight it out in the journey to the title.

Round 18 results:

 

  • Perth 82 – Townsville 69
  • Sydney Uni 90 – Bendigo 83
  • UC Capitals 78 – Bendigo 71
  • Melbourne 81 – SEQ 67
  • Townsville 64 – Adelaide 57
  • SEQ 88 – Dandenong 64

 

Read more here: WNBL Round 18 results and reviews

Cricket

In Cricket, the Southern Stars have beaten the New Zealand White Ferns by 8 wickets in the second One Day International at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.

Captain Meg Lanning was the deserved winner for player of the match.

Lanning scored an unbeaten 114 from 113 balls to lead Australia to victory in 41 overs. Lanning partnered with Ellyse Perry (64 not out) in a 147-run stand to level the series one-all with one match remaining.

Earlier Australian allrounder Jess Jonassen picked up career best figures of 5/50 to restrict New Zealand to 9/206. Sophie Devine (67) top scored for the White Ferns.

Get your full match report here: Southern Stars beat White Ferns, and hear from Meg Lanning post match:

Table Tennis - Olympic Qualifiers

In the Table Tennis Olympic qualifiers, Melissa Tapper is in the running for her Olympic berth and if she qualifies, she'll create history to become Australia' first athlete to compete at both the Paralymics and Olympics. Four time Olympian Table Tennis star Miao Miao is aiming for another trip to the big show. 

Melissa Tapper closes in on double Rio dream
Victoria table tennis player Melissa Tapper is one step closer to becoming the first Australian to compete at both the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio.