WEAVERHAM'S Will Broderick watched his Brazil women's rugby sevens team fall to two heavy defeats in their opening Group B games in the Tokyo Olympics.

His side coped admirably with a yellow card in the first half and trailed 7-0 at the break against Canada in the first outing at Tokyo Stadium.

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Former Winnington Park scrum-half Will Broderick, who studied at The Grange School and is head coach of Brazil women's rugby sevens team

But their opponents added four more tries in the second period to run away to a 33-0 victory.

Broderick's side lost 40-5 to France in their second game and will conclude their group matches against Fiji tomorrow at 1am (UK time).