NEWS
12/10/2017 12:29 EST | Updated 12/10/2017 18:01 EST

Canada finishes fourth at Cape Town Sevens with 19-17 loss to South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Canada just missed out on third place, losing to host South Africa 19-17 on Sunday in the bronze-medal match at the Cape Town Sevens rugby tournament.

New Zealand's All Blacks beat Argentina 38-14 to win gold at the final tournament in 2017 on the HSBC Rugby Sevens series.

Nathan Hirayama had a try and made five conversions as Canada rolled past France 35-7 in the event's quarterfinals earlier in the day.

Pat Kay and Connor Braid had tries in Canada's close 14-12 loss to Argentina in the semis, setting up the match against South Africa.