WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A late converted try by Australia handed Canada a 12-10 defeat in the Plate final of the Rugby Sevens
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A late converted try by Australia handed Canada a 12-10 defeat in the Plate final of the Rugby Sevens Wellington tournament on Saturday. Jordan Henderson Liverpool Jersey . Canada had opened Day 2 at the tournament with a 24-0 loss to New Zealand in the Cup quarter-final before beating Samoa 27-0 to cruise into the Plate final. The loss in the Plate final means Canada finished sixth in the rugby sevens tournament. The Canadians also earn 12 IRB World Sevens Series points, lifting them into the top 10. This was Canada and Australias first meeting of the season and it was the Canadians who struck first when a slick pass from Ciaran Hearn set Sean Duke free for a foot race to the line. That unconverted score took Canada out to a 5-0 advantage after a minute. Rain affected the handling for both teams, keeping the match scoreless for the next five minutes, with Harry Jones coming agonizingly close to grounding in the corner. Replays led to the referee denying him a try. Duke would not be halted from crossing for his second score in the sixth minute though after a wonderful offload in contact from John Moonlight allowed the wing to dive over wide on the left. That gave Canada a 10-0 lead going into the half-time interval. Australia got back in to the game in the second half, starting when Con Foley went over with just two minutes remaining on the clock. With regular time having run its course, Australia took the lead when Ed Jenkinss try preceded Cameron Clarks match-winning extras. Caoimhin Kelleher Liverpool Jersey . -- Conner Bleackley got it done in regulation time and in the shootout. James Milner Jersey . It was considered unlikely that Rielly would be loaned to Canada for the tournament, which begins Dec. 26 in Malmo, Sweden, though a stretch of three straight games in the press box made it something of a debate. http://www.footballliverpoolstore.com/Women-Georginio-Wijnaldum-Liverpool-Jersey/ . -- Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the Dodgers starting pitchers in their two-game season-opening series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks.CINCINNATI - Closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract Tuesday, leaving the Cincinnati Reds with only starting pitcher Homer Bailey left in arbitration. Chapman and the Reds split the difference on their arbitration figures. The club had offered $4.6 million while Chapman asked for $5.4 million. The Reds were far apart with Bailey, who askked for $11. James Milner Liverpool Jersey. 6 million and was offered $8.7 million. If they cant reach a deal, a hearing would be held next month. Bailey went 11-12 last season with a 3.49 ERA and a club-high 199 strikeouts. He also pitched his second no-hitter in two years. Chapman went 4-5 with 38 saves and a 2.54 ERA in 68 appearances with 112 strikeouts in 63 2-3 innings. ' ' '