Australia beats Eagles to reach Brazil Cup Final

SÃO PAULO, Brazil - The Women's Eagles Sevens failed to score for the first time at Brazil Women's Sevens in Sunday's Cup Semifinal, a 34-0 defeat to Australia.

The U.S. will earn at least 16 points from Arena Barueri when all is said and done to go along with the two points from Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens. The Third-Place Match between the Eagles and New Zealand will kick off at 4:16 p.m. ET.

Like Thomas' try in the Cup Quarterfinal against England, Australia's Ellia Green created the match's first scoring opportunity through sheer pace and strength, eluding an Alev Kelter tackle before dotting down under the uprights inside the first minute of play.

The Eagles had stretches of defensive pressure that kept Australia in check, but did not make the most of their attacking opportunities. A penalty in the third minute gave away possession, from which Amy Turner beat Jessica Javelet along the wing and into the try zone for a 12-0 lead.

Javelet chased Shannon Parry to the try line in the sixth minute and made the diving tackle before the Australian could dot down in-goal, but the players slid a few meters on the wet pitch for a 17-0 score line at the end of the first half.

Several strong runs from Kelter and Jillion Potter went unrewarded, and a turnover at midfield in the first minute of the second half led to Charlotte Caslick finding her way into the try zone. Turner added her second minutes later following Joanne Fa'avesi being stripped of the ball along the touch line, and Green's second capped off the scoring for the 34-0 final score.

The Eagles will face New Zealand for the second time in São Paulo after a loss to the reigning HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series champion in pool play Saturday. The Third-Place Match will be broadcast live on World Rugby's website at 4:16 p.m. ET.

Women's Eagles Sevens | v. Australia

1. Megan Bonny

2. Kelly Griffin (C)

3. Jillion Potter

4. Alev Kelter

5. Bui Baravilala

6. Kristen Thomas

7. Jessica Javelet

8. Ashley Perry

9. Ryan Carlyle

10. Joanne Fa'avesi

11. Rachel Griendling

12. Naya Tapper

Australia | v. USA

1. Shannon Parry

2. Taleena Simon

3. Nicole Beck

4. Gemma Etheridge

5. Emma Tonegato

6. Evania Pelite

7. Charlotte Caslick

8. Mahalia Murphy

9. Amy Turner

10. Alicia Quirk

11. Emilee Cherry

12. Ellia Green

Women's Eagles Sevens | 0

Tries: N/A

Conversions: N/A

Australia | 34

Tries: Green (2), Turner (2), Parry, Caslick

Conversions: Cherry (2)

Women's Eagles Sevens | Brazil Women's Sevens

v. New Zealand - L 35-5

v. Russia - W 19-10

v. Spain - W 33-0

Cup QF v. England - W 22-12

Cup SF v. Australia - L 34-0

Third-Place v. New Zealand - Sunday, Feb. 21 @ 4:16 p.m. ET