Rugby Canada

Canada's Alysha Corrigan, front left, passes the ball as Britain's Megan Jones grabs her during a women's HSBC Canada Sevens rugby match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Vancouver, Langford both back on HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series calendar in 2022

Men coming to Vancouver, as global series announces pair of 2022 events in Canada

 

Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, is tackled by United States’ Sarah Levy during HSBC Canada Sevens women’s semifinal rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rugby Canada provides details of its high-performance program review

Panel named and parameters given for review triggered by complaints from the women’s sevens team

 

Canada’s Josiah Morra, second right, runs with the ball during HSBC Canada Sevens quarterfinal rugby action against Britain, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men fall to Britain in rugby sevens quarterfinal

The best the host men can finish in Vancouver is fifth

 

Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada 2nd in rugby sevens pool with 2-1 record, meets Great Britain in quarterfinal

Canada will face Great Britain in Sunday’s quarterfinal while the U.S. plays Kenya

Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

B.C. rugby stalwart Connor Braid retires in wake of Tokyo Olympics

Sevens star also had 26 caps for the Canadian 15s team

Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Canada back Ben LaSage, left, tries to tackle U.S. center Bryce Campbell during the first half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Glendale, Colo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

Canadian men face longer road to Rugby World Cup after loss to the U.S.

The team that qualifies as Americas 1 has some two years to prepare for France 2023

Canada back Ben LaSage, left, tries to tackle U.S. center Bryce Campbell during the first half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Glendale, Colo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Field for Canadian rugby sevens events diluted by pandemic-related issues

New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among countries missing

Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Canada’s Britt Benn, center, is chased by Kenya’s Grace Okulu, right, while evading a tackle by Kenya’s Sinaida Omondi, in their women’s rugby sevens 9-10 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama

Rugby Canada set to start review after disappointing Olympics and turbulent leadup

How the Olympic performance affects funding remains to be seen

Canada’s Britt Benn, center, is chased by Kenya’s Grace Okulu, right, while evading a tackle by Kenya’s Sinaida Omondi, in their women’s rugby sevens 9-10 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
The Olympic rings float on a barge ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Canadian women’s rugby sevens squad misses quarterfinals by slim margin

Canada to face Brazil later Friday in placing round semifinals

  • Jul 30, 2021
The Olympic rings float on a barge ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)

Moleschi, Canada, set for Olympic rugby opener versus Brazil Wednesday

City to show games on big screen at the Gibraltar Room

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)
Brendon Pritchard, from left, Sydney Pritchard, Benjamin Stupitch, Andrea Moleschi, Caren Poole-Pritchard, Tavis Stupitch, Todd Pritchard, Harrison Stupitch and Paxton Stupitch are excited to watch Williams Lake’s own Kayla Moleschi who is off to compete with the Canada’s Women’s Sevens at the Tokyo Olympics. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake locals cheer on hometown rugby Olympian Kayla Moleschi

Canada women’s sevens national rugby team plays its first game July 28, 2021

  • Jul 22, 2021
Brendon Pritchard, from left, Sydney Pritchard, Benjamin Stupitch, Andrea Moleschi, Caren Poole-Pritchard, Tavis Stupitch, Todd Pritchard, Harrison Stupitch and Paxton Stupitch are excited to watch Williams Lake’s own Kayla Moleschi who is off to compete with the Canada’s Women’s Sevens at the Tokyo Olympics. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jake Ilnicki lines up in the scrum during the Canadian men’s rugby team’s last competition versus the U.S. in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

Ilnicki named to Canadian side for upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup test matches

Ilnicki is currently playing professional rugby in the U.S. with the Seattle Seawolves

Jake Ilnicki lines up in the scrum during the Canadian men’s rugby team’s last competition versus the U.S. in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Team Canada huddle up during action against Brazil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Team Canada won 33-5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

11 B.C. athletes named to Canada’s rugby sevens for Tokyo Olympics

Both teams are home at the Al Charron National Training Center in Langford preparing for the Games

Team Canada huddle up during action against Brazil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Team Canada won 33-5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team and Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (10th from left) picked up the win during the weekend at its first competition in over a year — the Emirates Invitational 7s. (Rugby Canada photo)

Moleschi, Team Canada finish first at Emirates Invitational 7s

It was the first time the team had competed since the start of the pandemic

  • Apr 7, 2021
Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team and Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (10th from left) picked up the win during the weekend at its first competition in over a year — the Emirates Invitational 7s. (Rugby Canada photo)
Former Williams Lake resident, high school teacher and rugby coach Mike Levitt is excited for the launch of his new book, Rugby Rivals, on Feb. 4, 2020. (Image submitted)

Retired teacher, coach set to release new book, Rugby Rivals

Rugby Rivals is targeted at youth aged 10 to 13, and tells the story of 14-year-old Sam Brewer

Former Williams Lake resident, high school teacher and rugby coach Mike Levitt is excited for the launch of his new book, Rugby Rivals, on Feb. 4, 2020. (Image submitted)
Canada’s women’s sevens team lost 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals of the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament at Westhills Stadium in Langford Sunday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Canada’s women’s sevens team falls 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals

Team will play for fifth place today at Westhills Stadium at 12:48 p.m.

  • May 13, 2018
Canada’s women’s sevens team lost 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals of the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament at Westhills Stadium in Langford Sunday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
VIDEO: Canada’s women kick off sevens tournament with tough loss to Australia
VIDEO: Canada’s women kick off sevens tournament with tough loss to Australia
Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Kelly Russell will play on the first ever women’s Barbarian team

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament