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Canada earned a fifth-place finish and a 4-1 overall record at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup (WRWC), after beating Australia 43-12 in the Fifth Place Play-off Saturday at Queen’s University.

After an early try from Australia, the Canadians struck back in emphatic fashion, scoring four first-half tries, including three in a span of eight minutes, to seize momentum and take control of the contest. With three more tries in the second half, the Canadians cruised to a convincing win.

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The future of Australian netball shone bright in the Samsung Diamonds’ Netball Quad Series opener, defeating England 54 to 50 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. 23-year-old Courtney Bruce became the 172nd athlete to represent Australia, earning her first call up at goal keeper in the home side’s starting seven. 

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Eight of Australia’s most promising female cricketers have been included in Cricket Australia’s inaugural 2017 Women’s National Performance Squad (NPS).

The squad will spend two weeks at the Bupa National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Brisbane under the watchful eye of former Australian representative Leah Poulton, who was appointed Cricket Australia High Performance Coach earlier this year.

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Cricket Australia announced today that it has successfully recovered 2,890 tickets that were being sold against CA’s ticketing terms and conditions to the Magellan Ashes Test at the WACA Ground. The tickets were identified as linked to scalped tickets being sold at a premium through Queen of Tickets (on eBay).

The recovered tickets will be placed back on sale on Monday 28 August with priority being given to the Australian Cricket Family database from 10:00am WST, before the remaining tickets will be available to the general public from 1:00pm WST. 

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Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel has named a 14-player One-Day International and 13-player T20 International squad respectively for the Tour of India which will take place between 17 September and 13 October.

Tour of India ODI Squad:

Steve Smith (C) NSW

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Cricket Australia and Lord’s Taverners Australia last night announced a new three-year partnership between the two organisations that will see Lord’s Taverners Australia become the Lead Community Partner of CA.

The partnership will see the realisation of the Sporting Chance Fund, which is a joint initiative that generates revenue through fundraising initiatives undertaken by Lord’s Taverners Australia at the national level and will be supported by Cricket Australia.

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Wallaroos head coach Paul Verrell has made only three changes to his match-day 23 ahead of the side’s second pool game of the 2017 Rugby World Cup against France this Sunday (4.45am AEST Monday), at University College Dublin (UCD) Bowl.

After the Wallaroos’ narrow 19-17 loss to Ireland in their opening match, Verrell has opted for consistency, only making the one change to the starting XV. Australian Defence Force centre Sarah Riordan has been named to start in the centres alongside Sharni Williams, with Kayla Sauavo moving to the reserves.

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