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Canada loses to France in Challenge Trophy final at Las Vegas Sevens

LAS VEGAS — Tevaughn Campbell scored back-to-back tries as Canada mounted a late rally but came up short in a 26-19 loss on Sunday in the Challenge Trophy final at the HSBC Las Vegas Sevens Series.

Canada fought back from a 12-point deficit to level the scores at 19-19 in the second half before a late intercept from France ended the rally.

The Canadians finished the tournament 10th.

Vancouver hosts the next stop on the World Series tour next weekend.

Canada advanced to the Challenge Trophy final with a 15-12 victory over Scotland earlier Sunday.

Nate Hirayama kicked a last-second penalty to clinch the win for Canada.

Canada fell out of contention for the Cup final for first place after dropping its first two pool matches on Friday.

Canada capped pool play with a 21-19 win over Wales on Saturday, then beat Spain 21-14 in the Challenge quarterfinals.

The Canadian Press

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