Hamilton, New Zealand - Canada's Men's Sevens Team kicked off their second HSBC World Series event of the year in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Canada started day 2 with a hard fought extra time victory against Wales in the challenge trophy quater-finals. Veteran, Nathan Hirayama scoring a superb sudden death winner in the corner.
The semi-finals was decided by one conversion as Canada were defeated 12-14 by Argentina.
Canada vs. Wales
A tough encounter between two closely matched sides saw Canada come away with a very hard fought victory. After the game finished 14-a-piece at full time, a bit of Nathan Hirayama magic sealed the sudden death victory in extra time.
FT: Canada 19 - 14 Wales (After extra time)
Canada vs. Argentina
Another evenly matched affair in the challenge trophy semi-finals. Canada fought back hard in the second half but a late try from Douglas wasn't enough as time ran out and Argentina moved through to the finals.
FT: Canada 12 - 14 Argentina
Day 1 Recap:
Canada vs. USA
Canada let a promising 14-0 lead slip as the USA fought back to score four unanswered tries. 2017 world sevens player of the year Perry Baker once again doing the damage as he scored a brace to become their all-time leading try scorer.
FT: Canada 14 - 28 USA
Canada vs. Kenya
A close encounter between two evenly matched sides. Canada dominated possession but were unlucky at times, the bounce of the ball not going their way. After a long spell of play in the final minutes, the ball was eventually turned over by Kenya who raced away to score and seal a hard fought win.
FT: Canada 14 - 19 Kenya
Canada vs. Samoa
Samoa started the game with an early try and raced out to a 22-0 lead. Canada fought back in the second half with debutant Tevaughn Campbell showing his pace to score his first try but it wasn't enough as the game finished 22-14.
FT: Canada 14 - 22 Samoa
The Hamilton Sevens will be streamed LIVE on CBC Sports at www.cbcsports.ca or on their mobile app "CBC Sports" on iOs and Android
Canada’s men’s roster for Hamilton:
Jared Douglas – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Justin Douglas – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Mike Fuailefau – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
Nathan Hirayama – Unattached (Richmond, BC)
Harry Jones – Captain, Capilano RFC (North Vancouver, BC)
Isaac Kaay – UVIC Vikes (Kamloops, BC)
Luke McCloskey – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
John Moonlight – James Bay AA (Pickering, ON)
Jake Thiel – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Tevaughn Campbell - Unattached (Toronto, ON
Josiah Morra - Toronto Saracens (Toronto, ON)
Luke Bradley - Port Alberni Black Sheep (Port Alberni, BC)
Day 1 Results:
Canada 14 - 28 USA
Canada 14 - 19 Kenya
Canada 14 - 22 Samoa
Day 2 Schedule:
Canada 19 - 14 Wales
Canada 12 - 14 Argentina