Hong Kong 7s – 2024

Canada Women Finish 6th; Men Finish 12th; NZ Win Both Tournaments

The women’s team lost to Fiji in the 5th/6th final, 19-15, that result leaves them in 5th place in the standings with 72 points. The USA are ahead of them by 10 with 82 points and Fiji are behind them by 18 with 54 points. With one tournament left in Singapore, it’s likely Canada women will finish the regular season in 5th place before entering the final seeding tournament in Madrid. The final tournament will determine the winner of the series, not the total points in the series, a change by World Rugby. In Madrid the top 8 teams will be divided into two pools with 1,4,5,8 in one pool and 2,3,6,7 in the other pool. Currently that would put Canada in a pool with USA, GB and whoever finishes first, currently tied between Australia and NZ.

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LA 7s 2024

France Men and New Zealand Women win HSBC SVNS in LA; Canada Women Finish 4th, Men Finish 12th; Hong Kong Pools Announced

The Canadian women continue to roll along with a 4th place finish to follow the 3rd in Vancouver. They now sit in 5th place in the series standings, 2 points behind USA. The bottom four teams facing the relegation tournament are Brazil, South Africa, Japan and Spain. There are two tournaments left before the Madrid final, Hong Kong and Singapore. The pools for Hong Kong (Apr 5-7) have been announced, the women are in a pool with USA, Japan and Spain.

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Vancouver 7s 2024

Women Claim Bronze at Vancouver 7s; Men Finish 12th

The women had their best tournament finish since the 2019-20 series. On Day 3 they lost to NZ in the cup semi-final 15-7 but rebounded to claim 3rd with a 19-14 win over Australia (video highlights). They now sit in a 4th/5th place tie in the standings with USA, both at 48 points. France are in 3rd with 62 points, NZ in 2nd with 66 points and Australia in 1st with 72 points. There are 3 tournaments left LA, Hong Kong, Singapore before the final tournament in Madrid where the top 8 teams will separate from the bottom 4 who will enter a relegation tournament. Currently the relegation teams for women are Brazil, Spain, Japan, South Africa.

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Perth 7s 2024

Canadian Women Finish 7th in Perth, Men Finish 12th: Series Standings Women 6th, Men 11th

The Canadian women lost to Great Britain 7-0 in the quarter-final but defeated Fiji 26-5 in the 7th/8th place game. That result puts Canada at 6th place overall in the standings with USA and Ireland jumping ahead of them.

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Cape Town 7s 2023

Men Finish in 7th Place; Women Finish in 6th Place in Cape Town

It was a big improvement for the men, going from 12th in Dubai to 7th in Cape Town. For the women it was a slight step down from 4th in Dubai to 6th in Cape Town.

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Dubai 7s 2023

Canada Women Finish 4th in Dubai, Men Finish 12th

The women started Day 2 with a quarter-final win over Ireland 14-12, scoring for Canada were Charity Williams and Krissy Scurfield, Chloe Daniels kicked both conversions.

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PanAm 7s 2023

Canada Women Win Silver – Canada Men Win Bronze at PanAm Games

Canada’s men’s team reversed an earlier loss to USA in the pool round to win the Bronze medal match 19-17. Argentina were the class of the tournament and went undefeated winning Gold. Chile were the surprising Silver medal winner as they defeated USA in the semi-finals. The USA men sent a development side that only had 2 players from their team that won the Olympic qualifier in August.

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Canada Men’s 7s Update – October 2023

Sean White Confirmed as Men’s 7s Coach Through to Paris 2024

Finally some good news from Rugby Canada on the coaching front, Sean White has been confirmed as head coach through to Paris 2024. The only question is why only a year when Kingsley Jones was given two years and failed to meet objectives, qualifying for the World Cup. Sean White brought a team back from the brink of falling off the World 7s Series and therefore potentially saving the Vancouver 7s as a stop on the World 7s Series. He deserves this and more. I suppose using Rugby Canada logic, if Canada fail to qualify for Paris 2024 he’s guaranteed a 2 year extension after that.

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2024 Olympic Qualifier

Canada Women Qualify for Olympics; Men Take the Repechage Path

As expected the women had an easy time of the North American Olympic qualifying as the USA had prequalified and weren’t at the tournament. Also as expected the men would have difficulty getting past USA. The men will have to win the repechage tournament in order to qualify.

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London 7s 2023 – Relegation Tournament

Heroic Effort by Men’s 7s Team in London Earns Core Team Status Next Season: Match Videos

It was a heroic effort by Canada on Day 2 as they dug deep and made a nation proud. They needed to put a large score on Tonga to ensure they would make the final on points differential and that’s exactly what they did with a +36 defeat of Tonga. Now they were in the final even if Uruguay defeated Kenya, which they did. It would put Kenya and Canada in the final and Kenya had won the pool round encounter. It was a tense match, tied 7-7 at the half, Canada kept their nerve and found the overlap with seconds left on the clock. Brock Webster had done well to move the ball down the pitch with a couple of line breaks, Phil Berna and Alex Russell had a 2 on 1 inside the Kenya 22 and Berna delivered the perfect pass for Russell to beat the cross cover. Webster put the ensuing kickoff deep and Canada were able jackal the ball for the win.

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