Canada's Women's Sevens Teams narrowly missed out on a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after a 24-19 defeat to England.
Day 1 -
Women - Canada vs. South Africa
A dominant display by Canada's Women in the opening match of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games saw them claim a 29-0 victory against a lacklustre South African outfit. The well-drilled Canadian team just too strong, in all aspects of the game, for the fairly inexperienced South African Women.
Women - Canada vs. Kenya
Canada made it two wins from two against African opposition in pool play with a hard-fought 24-12 victory against Kenya at the Robina Stadium. The East Africans brought more of a challenge than their counterparts from the South and managed to score two great tries but once again the classy Canadian outfit was too good as they touched down on four occasions and walked away with a twelve-point win.
Day 2 -
Men - Canada vs. Kenya
Canada's Men were defeated 26-10 in their opening fixture by an in-form Kenya. Canada started the better of the two sides and should of gone up by two scores but a loose pass gave Kenya possession of the ball who ran the length of the field to level the game at five-all. The second half was all Kenya as the Africans ran in four tries to one to claim a sixteen point win.
Women - Canada vs. New Zealand
A tough battle between two of the top teams in women's sevens rugby. Canada went into the break with a 7-5 lead but New Zealand showed their class in the second half as they ran in three unanswered tries to walk away with a 24-7 win.
Men - Canada vs. Zambia
Powerful performance by Canada's Men as they walked away with a comfortable 47-0 victory. Mike Fuailefau was the star of the show as he scored a hat-trick of tries for the men in red.
Men - Canada vs. New Zealand
One way traffic as New Zealand defeated Canada 33-7 to top pool C and move on to the semi-finals.
Day 3 -
Women - Semi-finals: Canada vs. Australia
Canada opened the scoring within the first minute of the game and looked to be on the way to a second try. But an unforced error just metres from the Australian try-line gave the hosts the ball who ran the length of the field to level the scores. Australia never looked back as they ran in another four tries to claim a 33-7 win in front of their home crowd.
Women - Bronze Medal Match: Canada vs. England
Full-time: Canada 19-24 England
Canada’s men’s roster for Commonwealth Games:
Andrew Coe – Markham Irish (Toronto, ON)
Connor Braid – James Bay AA (Victoria, BC)
Tevaughn Campbell – Unattached (Toronto, ON)
Admir Cejvanovic – Burnaby Lake RFC (Burnaby, BC)
Justin Douglas – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Lucas Hammond – Toronto Nomads (Toronto, ON)
Nathan Hirayama – Unattached (Richmond, BC)
Isaac Kaay – UVIC Vikes (Kamloops, BC)
Pat Kay – Castaway Wanderers (Duncan, BC)
Mike Fuailefau – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
Harry Jones – Capilano RFC (North Vancouver, BC)
Luke McCloskey – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
John Moonlight – Captain, James Bay AA (Pickering, ON)
Matt Mullins – Queen’s University (Belleville, ON)
Canada’s women's roster for Commonwealth Games:
Olivia Apps – Aurora Barbarians (Lindsay, ON)
Brittany Benn – Guelph Redcoats (Napanee, ON)
Caroline Crossley – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
Hannah Darling – Peterborough Pagans (Warsaw, ON)
Bianca Farella – Town of Mont Royal RFC (Montreal, QC)
Julia Greenshields – Sarnia Saints (Sarnia, ON)
Sara Kaljuvee – Toronto Scottish (Ajax, ON)
Ghislaine Landry – Captain, Toronto Scottish (Toronto, ON)
Megan Lukan – Unattached (Barrie, ON)
Kayla Moleschi – Williams Lake Rustlers (Williams Lake, BC)
Breanne Nicholas – London St. Georges RFC (Blenheim, ON)
Natasha Watcham-Roy – Hull Volant (Gatineau, QC)
Charity Williams – Markham Irish (Toronto, ON)
Men's Schedule & Results:
Canada 10-26 Kenya
Canada 47-0 Zambia
Canada 7-33 New Zealand
Women's Schedule & Results:
Canada 29-0 South Africa
Canada 24-12 Kenya
Canada 7-24 New Zealand
Canada 7-33 Australia
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To support the growth of rugby at the grass-roots level and to ensure there are elite programs prospering young rugby players to become involved, Rugby Canada has put an emphasis on developing its junior programs. Our goal is the develop and train competitive teams for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Japan, 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in USA and 2019 Men’s Rugby World Cup in Japan and beyond.
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