Canada Men Earn Fourth Place in Abbreviated 2021 World 7s Series
The 2021 World 7s Series was just two tournaments, Vancouver and Edmonton, but it goes in the record books and Canada finished 4th overall behind South Africa, Great Britain and Kenya and ahead of the USA in 5th. The full standings are on the World Rugby website
Canada made the semi-finals of the Edmonton tournament, beating Ireland in the quarter-finals. Brennig Prevost made the voting for the World Rugby Edmonton 7s Dream Team, you can cast your vote here
Here are Canada's results and a couple of match videos.
Canada 14 - Ireland 12
Josiah Morra 4' & 14'
Great Britain 22 - Canada 12
Andrew Coe 8'
Brennig Prevost 15'
Kenya 33 - Canada 14
Alex Russell 10'
Jake Thiel 8'
Canada 21 - Hong Kong 12
Josiah Morra 3'
Phil Berna 6'
Brennig Prevost 13'
Canada 47 v Mexico 0
Anton Ngongo 3' & 5'
Ciaran Breen 6' & 11'
Thomas Isherwood 8' & 9' & 13'
South Africa 49 - Canada 0 Women's Fast Four
Canada came 3rd in the Fast Four tournament as they did in Vancouver, unable to beat Great Britain and USA but defeating Mexico.
Women Canada v Great Britain
Women Canada v Mexico
Edmonton 7s Starts Saturday: Canada Rosters, Pools and Schedule
There's one change for both the men's and women's team. On the men's side Thomas Isherwood gets his first 7s cap while Elias Ergas sits this tournament out. On the women's side Florence Symonds gets her first cap while Ella O'Regan sits out the tournament.
The men are in a pool with South Africa, Hong Kong and Mexico. Canada will likely come second in that pool with wins over Hong Kong and Mexico. That result would likely give them a QF matchup with Great Britain on Sunday, the probable winner of Pool C.
The men's Day 1 schedule is vs Hong Kong 10:15, Mexico 13:26 and South Africa 17:33. Link to Schedule and Pools
The women's schedule Day 1 is vs USA 8:00, GB 11:33, and Mexico 14:22.
from BC Rugby
BC well represented as Canada names Men‘s and Women’s Sevens Squads for Edmonton
HSBC Canada Sevens makes Edmonton debut following return in Vancouver
Following their return to the pitch at the 2021 HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver, Canada’s National 7s teams have announced their squads for Edmonton’s edition of the tournament this weekend.
BC is once again well represented in Canada’s Men’s and Women’s National Sevens squads. This weekend will mark the debut of the HSBC Canada Sevens in Edmonton, with the event taking place at Commonwealth Stadium, September 25-26.
The Men’s squad sees eight BC natives called up for action, with two BC stars featuring in the Women’s team.
Congratulations to Vancouver’s Phil Berna (Vancouver Rowing Club) and Nicholas Allen (UBC Thunderbirds), Abbotsford’s Jake Thiel (Abbotsford RFC), and Victoria’s Ciaran Breen (Cowichan RFC), Jack Carson (UBC Thunderbirds), Matthew Percillier (UBC Thunderbirds), Brennig Prevost (Castaway Wanderers) and Anton Ngongo (Castaway Wanderers) on their selection to the Men’s squad.
Congratulations to Abbotsford’s Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford RFC) and Victoria’s Kiri Ngawati (Westshore RFC) on selection to the Women’s squad!
UBC Thunderbirds First Year Centre Florence Symonds also earns her first Senior National call-up following a two-try debut in the Canada West Championship last weekend!
Last weekend at BC Place, Canada’s new-look men’s squad featured a wealth of up-and-coming talent and finished in sixth place overall after an inspired weekend of competition.
Canada’s Men’s Sevens Roster:
Phil Berna (Vancouver, BC) — Vancouver Rowing Club
Jake Thiel (Abbotsford, BC) — Abbotsford RFC
Matt Oworu (Calgary, AB) — Pacific Pride
Nicholas Allen (Vancouver, BC) — UBC Thunderbirds
Alex Russell (Chichester, UK) — McGill University
Ciaran Breen (Victoria, BC) — Cowichan RFC
Jack Carson (Victoria, BC) — UBC Thunderbirds
Matthew Percillier (Victoria, BC) — UBC Thunderbirds
Brennig Prevost (Victoria, BC) — Castaway Wanderers
Josiah Morra (Toronto, ON) — Toronto Saracens
Andrew Coe (Markham, ON) — Markham Irish RFC
Thomas Isherwood (Okotoks, AB) — Foothills Lions RFC †
Anton Ngongo (Victoria, BC) — Castaway Wanderers
Canada Women’s Sevens Roster
Canada’s Women’s team – also with an influx of new faces on the pitch and sidelines – capped off their two-day tournament in Vancouver with a win to finish third in the Women’s Fast Four event.
Canada’s Women’s Sevens Roster
Olivia De Couvreur (Ottawa, ON) — Ottawa Irish
Renee Gonzalez (Toronto, ON) — UVic Vikes
Temitope Ogunjimi (Calgary, AB) — Calgary Hornets RFC
Chloe Daniels (Sutton, ON) — Queens University
Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) — Lindsay RFC
Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford, BC) — Abbotsford RFC
Emma Chown (Barrie, ON) — Aurora Barbarians
Alysha Corrigan (Charlottetown, PEI) —CRFC/Saracens
Florence Symonds (Discovery Bay, HK) — UBC Thunderbirds †
Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) — Nor’Wester Athletic Association
Asia Hogan-Rochester (Toronto, ON) — Toronto Nomads
Sabrina Poulin (Saint-George de Beauce, QC) — Town of Mount Royal Rugby
Kiri Ngawati (Victoria, BC) — Westshore RFC
† Notes Senior Sevens debut