Canada Finish 0-5 at LA 7s – Complete 2021-22 Series Tied with Wales for 14th/15th Place: MATCH VIDEOS
It’s a good thing relegation was off the table for this season with Great Britain absorbing England, Wales, Scotland next season. Japan would have been relegated and then the tie breaking rules would have been brought into play as Canada and Wales finished in the second relegation position, both tied with 34 points.
It wasn’t a good tournament for Canada as they finished tied for last with Spain, going 0-5 in the tournament, losing to France and Japan on Day 2. It’s concerning for next season with relegation back on the table.
New Zealand won the LA 7s tournament and Australia won the 2021-22 Series.
Next up is the World Cup in South Africa starting September 9th.
Canada 19 – Japan 26
Lachlan Kratz 10′
Jake Thiel 11′
Thomas Isherwood 12′
Canada 0 – France 42
*Canada 0-3 on Day 1 at LA 7s – Face France in Challenge Round Quarter-finals on Day 2: MATCH VIDEOS*
It was going to be a tough Day 1 for Canada with NZ, South Africa and USA in their pool. Canada pushed South Africa and USA close but couldn’t come up with the win. They finish 4th in Pool B and face 3rd in Pool C who will be France.
Canada 17 – USA 26
Josh Thiel 1′
Josiah Morra 7′
Brock Webster 9′
Canada 17 – South Africa 22
Josiah Morra 8′
Brock Webster 8′
Anton Ngongo 15′
Canada 5 – New Zealand 26
Alex Russell 4′
*Canada Men’s 7s Name Roster for Final Series Tournament of 2021-22 in LA*
This is the final tournament of the 2021-22 World Rugby 7s Series. It was supposed to include the drama of relegation but World Rugby decided to dispense with relegation this season with the merging of Wales, Scotland and England into a Great Britain team for 2022-23. That decision was good news for Canada who were facing a battle with Wales for relegation.
Canada are in a tough pool with NZ, South Africa and hosts, USA. Canada will be hard pressed to make the Cup round but in 7s anything is possible. Josh Thiel has been called up into the squad.
Canada will face NZ at 09:42 on Saturday morning, South Africa at 12:26 and USA at 15:37. CBC Sports will provide live streaming of the event.
The World Cup for 7s takes place two weeks later in South Africa, both Canada men and women are in that tournament.
from Rugby Canada
Canadas Senior Mens Sevens roster, presented by Velocity Trade, has been named for the HSBC LA Sevens, the final event of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series season.
Head Coach Henry Pauls team heads to California on the back of a seventh-place finish at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last month. They currently sit 14th in the HSBC Sevens Series standings on 34 points.
Josh Thiel will make his HSBC Sevens Series debut alongside twin brother, Jake, having enjoyed a successful stint with MLRs San Diego Legion and impressing in training with the Sevens program in recent months. He has previous international experience as part of Kingsley Jones Senior Mens 15s squad.
We will go to Los Angeles with the hunger to finish the HSBC Sevens Series on a high, said Paul. We do have a few injuries among the group, and that has opened up opportunities for others to stake their claim. We are delighted to hand Josh [Thiel] his debut, and were sure he will back up his selection with his performances on the field.
MENS 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 MENS SEVENS HSBC LA SEVENS ROSTER
1. Anton Ngongo (Victoria, BC) Castaway Wanderers
2. Jake Thiel (Victoria, BC) Abbotsford RFC
3. Thomas Isherwood (Okotoks, AB) – Foothills Lions RFC
4. Phil Berna (Vancouver, BC) Vancouver Rowing Club
5. Alex Russell (Chichester, ENG) – McGill University
6. Josiah Morra (Toronto, ON) Castaway Wanderers / Toronto Saracens
7. Brock Webster (Uxbridge, ON) Oshawa Vikings RFC
8. Cooper Coats (Halifax, NS) Halifax Tars
9. DShawn Bowen (Toronto, ON) Pacific Pride
10. Lachlan Kratz (Victoria, BC) Castaway Wanderers / NOLA Gold
11. Elias Ergas (Vancouver, BC) University of British Columbia
12. Josh Thiel (Victoria, BC) San Diego Legion
13. Ciaran Breen (Victoria, BC) Cowichan RFC
UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION DUE TO INJURY AND/OR ILLNESS