Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (right) sidesteps a tackle during a stop on the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series this year. The Columneetza secondary graduate is currently set to compete for Team Canada in Rio

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (right) sidesteps a tackle during a stop on the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series this year. The Columneetza secondary graduate is currently set to compete for Team Canada in Rio

Moleschi set to debut at Olympic Games

With the debut of rugby sevens at the Olympic Games just days away, Canada’s women’s sevens team is currently tuning up in Rio.

With the debut of rugby sevens at the Olympic Games just days away, Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and Canada’s women’s sevens team is currently tuning up in Rio de Janeiro ahead of Saturday’s first game.

Canada, the third ranked team at the Olympics, will square off against Great Britain, Japan and hosts Brazil in Pool C in Rio.

With head coach John Tait having nominated his 12-player squad, Rugby Canada has posted a series of “get to know Canada’s team better” as Natahsa Watcham-Roy and Bianca Farella,  Megan Lukan and Moleschi, Britt Benn and Ashley Steacy as well as Jen Kish and Ghislaine Landry interview one another.

TSN will provide full coverage of both the women’s and men’s tournaments from Rio, showing all six sessions of each tournament live across its network of channels.

CBC will provide live streaming of both tournaments at www.cbc.ca/olympics and will also provide live, or slightly delayed, coverage of all of Canada’s games on CBC.

All scheduled times are subject to change.

Canada’s 2016 Rio Olympics Schedule:

Day 1 – Aug. 6

• Canada vs. Japan – 8:30 a.m. PT

• Canada vs. Brazil – 1:30 p.m. PT

Day 2 – Aug. 7

Canada vs. Great Britain – 8:30 a.m. PT

Depending on Canada’s results during the round robin the quarter finals begin at noon on Sunday, Aug. 7, followed by placing matches at 3 p.m.

The semi-final starts on Monday, Aug. 8 at 8:30 a.m., with more placing matches to follow at 11 a.m.

On Monday, Aug. 8, bronze, gold and placing matches begin at 1:30 p.m. and stretch until 4 p.m.

In Williams Lake, the city will be broadcasting the games live at city hall council chambers and the Real Canadian Wholesale Club, where Kayla’s mom, Andrea, is the store manager, will have a big screen TV set up to watch the matches.

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