RIO 2016: Aussies set up Canada clash
RUGBY: Australia will play Canada in the Olympic sevens semi-finals on Tuesday morning (7.30am AEST) after a 24-0 win over Spain in the last eight.
The Aussies lost to Canada in the final game of the world series in Clermont-Ferrand earlier in the year but had already claimed the season-long series win.
The world champions are favourites for the inaugural Olympic tournament and showed why in their quarter-final clash with Spain.
Charlotte Caslick, who scored a hat-trick in the Aussies' big pool win over Colombia, starred as the side bounced back from a 12-12 draw with USA in its final pool game earlier in the day, only drawing level with a converted try after the siren.
Australia raced into a 12-0 half-time advantage with Emma Tonegato and Caslick touching down for tries.
Caslick put the result beyond doubt after the break with an 80-metre solo try before Ellia Green showed she she picked up against the Americans scoring a strong try right on full-time.
Great Britain will play New Zealand in the other semi-final.