Canada Finish 5th in Langford With 2-1 Day 2 – Krissy Scurfield Nominated for Tournament Dream Team – Full Match Videos
It was the best tournament for Canada this season as they earned 12 points for their 5th place finish. They lost to NZ in their first match of Day 2 but then defeated Fiji and USA, two tough opponents, to claim 5th place.
One of the bright spots for this season will be the emergence of 18 year old Krissy Scurfield in this tournament. It was by chance she was selected, an injury to Chloe Daniels promoted Renee Gonzalez to the match day 12 and Krissy Scurfield to the #13 reserve spot. On Friday she had been listed for the Maple Leafs in the NextGen tournament. She wasn’t in the match day 12 against Spain, was given a shot in the Mexico match, scored two tries but wasn’t played in the Australia match. On Day 2 she made the match day 12 with Asia Hogan Rochester, either through injury or coach selection, put in the 13th spot. In the final two games, which Canada won, she got the start and scored two tries against Fiji. Some credit goes to Robin MacDowell for being one of the first to identify her talent and direct her towards the UVic and Maple Leaf high performance loop. She had been heavily recruited for her hockey talent, Robin met with her and her Dad and mentored her on her rugby pathway.
She was the only Canadian nominated for the tournament Dream Team, you can vote here at the World Rugby site.
Canada 12 – USA 7
Florence Symonds 4′
Keyara Wardley 7′
Canada 26 – Fiji 19
Keyara Wardley 2′
Krissy Scurfield 6′ & 13′
Florence Symonds 10′
Canada 0 – NZ 38
*Canada 2-1 on Day One: Face NZ in Cup Quarter-Finals on Sunday: Full Match Videos*
Canada started well with a 19-10 win over a tough Spanish side. Next, as expected, they dominated an inexperienced Mexican team. The pool decider against Australia was a close game for the first half with Australia only scoring at the half time whistle for a 7-0 lead. It was Canada’s best half of rugby this season. Unfortunately Canada couldn’t sustain that level and Australia went up 28-0 with time expired. Canada scored a consolation try at the final whistle.
That result earns Canada a quarter-final match up against New Zealand at 10:22am on Sunday. New Zealand were pushed hard in their last match against Fiji, just earning the draw with a late try.
Canada 5 – Australia 28
Olivia De Couvreur 16′
Canada 43 – Mexico 0
Fancy Bermudez Chavez 1′
Krissy Scurfield 4′ & 8′
Bianca Farella 6′
Renee Gonzalez 9′
Elissa Alarie 12′
Florence Symonds 15′
Canada 19 – Spain 10
Keyara Wardley 4′ & 12′
Bianca Farella 9′
*Canada Name Team for Canada 7s in Langford*
from Rugby Canada
Canadas Senior Womens Sevens team is set to make its return to Langford, BC for the HSBC Canada Womens Sevens this weekend, April 30 and May 1. Ahead of the event, Head Coach Jack Hanratty has confirmed his roster.
?Having qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in South Africa by winning the RAN Sevens Qualifiers in Nassau, Bahamas last weekend, the Canadians head into their home event high on confidence. It will be the first time the team has played the tournament at Starlight Stadium, the home of Rugby Canada, since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets are available here.
Hanratty has made one change to the roster which had such success at the RAN Sevens Qualifiers as up-and-coming young talent Renee Gonzalez, who made her debut in Vancouver last year, comes into the squad. Meanwhile, Olympians Bianca Farella and Keyara Wardley continue to feature having made their comeback in Nassau.
On the back of some good momentum at the RAN Sevens Qualifiers last weekend, the group couldnt be more excited to be back in Langford to compete at our home event, said Hanratty. The opportunity to play against the best teams in the world in front of a passionate Canadian crowd for this new, talented group of players is such an electrifying prospect.
WOMENS SCHEDULE / COVERAGE
For full coverage of this weekends action, visit the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series website HERE for the most up to date information, scores, stats and schedule updates.
WHERE TO WATCH
Broadcast coverage of the HSBC Sevens Series will be available in Canada via CBC. All events are available to live stream via cbcsports.ca, the CBC Sports app and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
CANADAS WOMENS SEVENS HSBC CANADA WOMENS SEVENS ROSTER
1. Olivia De Couvreur (Ottawa, ON) – Ottawa Irish
2. Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) – Lindsay RFC
3. Pamphinette Buisa (Gatineau, QC) – Ottawa Irish/University of Victoria
4. Breanne Nicholas (Blenheim, ON) – London St. Georges
5. Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford, BC) – Abbotsford RFC
6. Chloe Daniels (Sutton, ON) – RC Maple Leafs Academy/Queens University
7. Florence Symonds (Hong Kong) University of British Columbia
8. Bianca Farella (Montreal, QC) Town of Mount Royal RFC
9. Asia Hogan Rochester (Toronto, ON) Toronto Nomads
10. Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) – Nor’wester Athletic Association/Westshore RFC
11. Elissa Alarie (Trois Rivieres, QC) Westshore RFC
12. Keyara Wardley (Vulcan, AB) Okotoks Lions
13. Renee Gonzalez (Toronto, ON) University of Victoria
UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION DUE TO INJURY AND/OR ILLNESS
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