GLASGOW -- Canadas rugby sevens team split its opening matches of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday to set up a must-win battle
GLASGOW -- Canadas rugby sevens team split its opening matches of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday to set up a must-win battlein Teamspeak 11.01.2018 08:08
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GLASGOW -- Canadas rugby sevens team split its opening matches of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday to set up a must-win battle against host Scotland. Derek Wolfe Jersey . Canada ran roughshod over Barbados in a 68-5 victory to bounce back from a 39-0 loss to defending champion earlier in the day. "We let ourselves down big time in that first game and it was a chance for them to redeem themselves," said coach Kieran Crowley. John Moonlight, Mike Scholtz and Ciaran Hearn scored two tries apiece as Canada bounced back from a 39-0 loss to defending champion New Zealand earlier in the day. Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones, Connor Braid and Justin Douglas had one try apiece, while Hirayama was good on all six conversions and Braid booted three. The Canadians face Scotland in their final game of the day, needing a victory in front of whats sure to be a jam-packed Ibrox Stadium -- normally home to Rangers F.C. -- to be in the medal mix on Sunday. "Home ground, 50-odd thousand people here roaring for them, so it will be massive," Crowley said. New Zealand eged Scotland 17-14 to clinch Pool A. The Canadians faced an eight-hour break between games before taking the pitch against Scotland, and werent pleased about it. "We went through the channels to put complaints in about it," Crowley said. "And in the end it came down to TV scheduling and things like that which is not the ideal thing as far as were concerned. "A couple of other teams are in the same boat as us. Theyre not going to change it, it is what it is, weve got to deal with it." The Canadians, who had been at the storied stadium since shortly after 7 a.m. to begin warmup, planned to remain there all day rather than return to the athletes village. Large tents with mattresses had been assembled behind the stadium. "We talked about it before coming to the tournament, how were going to rest and recover," Jones said. "Brought some board games, might have a quick nap just to kill the time. "The biggest thing is not to turn off too much, obviously we didnt show up in that first game, and that was a bit wakeup call and we cant do that again." Board game of choice: Settlers of Catan. The Canadians were drawn into arguably the tournaments toughest group with three of the worlds core teams -- New Zealand, Scotland and themselves. They were no match for the mighty New Zealand All-Blacks earlier in the day. The bigger and faster All-Blacks thoroughly dominated the Canadians, swatting away their tackle attempts like they were brushing away pesky flies. "Our own defence and penalties let us down," Braid said. "We had systems in place but we fell apart when it came time. Whether it was jitters or not, we have to make sure that stuffs gone. . ." DJ Forbes and Ben Lam scored two tries apiece, and Bryce Heem, Tim Mikkelson and Akira Ioane had one each. New Zealand is gunning for its fifth gold medal in rugby sevens, having won the title all four times the sport has been in the Games. Rugby sevens, which will make its Olympic debut in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, was touted as a sure highlight of the Commonwealth Games, played before capacity crowds in the 51,000-seat storied Ibrox Stadium. The arena was packed from the opening game -- Canada vs. New Zealand -- and during Canadas second game, the noisy crowd roared when Sean Ward scored the lone try for fledgling Barbados. The Canadians say theyre prepared for a stiff test against the Scots on Saturday night. "We had a bit of a taste a couple of months ago, but obviously this is a little bit different, packed house here, but weve played in big stadiums against big teams before," Jones said. "Its nothing new to the guys, obviously the Scottish fans are going to be on their home side the whole time but well just have to deal with that when it comes." 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LUCIE, Fla. -- Gene Fieger shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Thursday to take a four-stroke lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The 53-year-old Fieger, the PGA director of golf at Hideout Golf Club in Naples, Fla., had a 10-under 206 total at PGA Golf Club in the event postponed in October in Virginia because of rain and flooding. The top 35 after the final round Friday will earn spots in the Senior PGA Championship on May 22-25 at Harbor Shores in Michigan. "I like playing on Bermuda grass and feel that its an advantage for me," said Fieger, who three-putted the par-4 ninth hole for his lone bogey. "Except for the ninth hole, I was very happy with the round. I have driven the ball well and chipped pretty well, too. Thats what you have to do out here on this course and in this weather." Steve Parker and Frank Esposito were tied for second. 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