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Acadia grad Burk one of six Canadians named to rugby World Cup 'dream team'

Former Acadia Axewomen Andrea Burk, second from left, is competing with Canada's senior women's rugby team.
Former Acadia Axewomen Andrea Burk, second from left, is competing with Canada's senior women's rugby team.

England claims rugby Women's World Cup with 21-9 win over Canada

When all was said and done Aug. 17, Canada had to settle for being the number-two women’s rugby team in the world after a 21-9 loss to England in the Women’s World Cup final in Marcoussis, France.

Former St. F.X. star Magali Harvey, who after the game was named Women’s Rugby Player of the Year, accounted for Canada’s points with a trio of penalty kicks.

England’s Emily Scarratt scored 16 points to lead her team to victory.

Harvey’s selection, and the second-place finish overall, weren’t the only consolations for Canada, which had six players, the most of any participating country, named to the tournament all-star team, including Harvey and Acadia graduate Andrea Burk.

Along with Harvey and  Burk, Stephanie Bernier, Kelly Russell, Hilary Leith and Marie-Pier Pinault-Reid were named to the "dream team."

When all was said and done Aug. 17, Canada had to settle for being the number-two women’s rugby team in the world after a 21-9 loss to England in the Women’s World Cup final in Marcoussis, France.

Former St. F.X. star Magali Harvey, who after the game was named Women’s Rugby Player of the Year, accounted for Canada’s points with a trio of penalty kicks.

England’s Emily Scarratt scored 16 points to lead her team to victory.

Harvey’s selection, and the second-place finish overall, weren’t the only consolations for Canada, which had six players, the most of any participating country, named to the tournament all-star team, including Harvey and Acadia graduate Andrea Burk.

Along with Harvey and  Burk, Stephanie Bernier, Kelly Russell, Hilary Leith and Marie-Pier Pinault-Reid were named to the "dream team."

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