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Canada’s Senior Women’s and Men’s Sevens rosters confirmed for HSBC Toulouse Sevens

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As Canada’s Senior Women’s and Men’s Sevens teams lace up their boots ready for the HSBC Toulouse Sevens (May 20-22), Head Coaches Jack Hanratty and Henry Paul have confirmed their respective rosters, presented by Velocity Trade.

May 12, 2022 (Langford, BC) – As Canada’s Senior Women’s and Men’s Sevens teams lace up their boots ready for the HSBC Toulouse Sevens (May 20-22), Head Coaches Jack Hanratty and Henry Paul have confirmed their respective rosters, presented by Velocity Trade.

Following their strong display on home soil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens in Langford, BC which culminated in a fifth-place finish, Hanratty has made two changes to his roster. Emma Chown and Ella O’Regan, who is the sixth graduate of the Maple Leaf Academy to feature on the roster this season and will be making her HSBC Sevens Series debut, come into the fold.

Fresh from her outstanding performances at Starlight Stadium, which earned her a place on World Rugby Sevens’ Dream Team, Krissy Scurfield retains her spot on the roster. The Toulouse event will be the last on the HSBC Sevens Series this season for Canada’s Senior Women’s Sevens team as the Women’s series comes to a close.

"We're all looking forward to heading to Toulouse to finish the HSBC Sevens Series on a high as we look to continue our momentum following a positive weekend at the Langford Sevens," Hanratty commented. "As we continue to build out our depth chart, it's a really positive sign that we are still handing debuts to athletes at this stage of the season and we're really pleased to bring Ella [O'Regan] into the mix."

The Senior Men’s Sevens roster sees D’Shawn Bowen and Anton Ngongo retain their places after impressive performances in April. Meanwhile, Brennig Prevost, David Richard and Alex Russell return to the roster after picking up minor injuries at the HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver and missing out on the RAN Sevens Qualifiers.

The trip to Toulouse marks new Assistant Coach Sean White’s first tour with the team. Should Jake Thiel feature in all six of Canada’s matches in France, he will pass White in Canada’s all-time HSBC Sevens Series appearance list, pulling level with Christoph Strubin on 98.

"Heading to Toulouse, we are pleased to welcome the likes of Brennig, David and Alex back into the roster,” said Paul. “As always, we’re looking forward to competing against the world’s best teams and to the opportunity to improve our place in the standings with three HSBC Sevens Series events remaining for our team this season.”

SCHEDULE / COVERAGE

For full coverage of this weekend’s action, visit the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series website here for the most up to date information, scores, stats and schedule updates for the women’s team and here for the men’s.

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.

CANADA’S WOMEN’S SEVENS HSBC TOULOUSE SEVENS ROSTER

1. Olivia De Couvreur (Ottawa, ON) - Ottawa Irish
2. Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) - Lindsay RFC
3. Renee Gonzalez (Toronto, ON) – University of Victoria
4. Breanne Nicholas (Blenheim, ON) - London St. George’s
5. Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford, BC) - Abbotsford RFC
6. Emma Chown (Barrie, ON) – Aurora Barbarians & Queen’s University
7. Florence Symonds (Hong Kong) – University of British Columbia
8. Bianca Farella (Montreal, QC) – Town of Mount Royal RFC
9. Asia Hogan Rochester (Toronto, ON) – Toronto Nomads
10. Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) - Nor'wester Athletic Association/Westshore RFC
11. Ella O’Regan (Victoria, BC) – University of Victoria/Maple Leaf Academy
12. Keyara Wardley (Vulcan, AB) – Okotoks Lions
13. Krissy Scurfield (Canmore, AB) – University of Victoria

UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION DUE TO INJURY AND/OR ILLNESS

Charity Williams
Julia Greenshields
Chloe Daniels

CANADA’S MEN’S SEVENS HSBC TOULOUSE SEVENS ROSTER

1. D’Shawn Bowen (Toronto, ON) – Pacific Pride
2. Jake Thiel (Abbotsford, BC) – Abbotsford RFC
3. Nick Allen (North Vancouver, BC) - University of British Columbia
4. Phil Berna (Vancouver, BC) – Vancouver Rowing Club
5. Alex Russell (Chichester, ENG) - McGill University
6. Thomas Isherwood (Okotoks, AB) - Foothills Lions RFC
7. Brock Webster (Uxbridge, ON) – Oshawa Vikings RFC
8. Cooper Coats (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Tars
9. Brennig Prevost (Victoria, BC) – University of Victoria
10. Anton Ngongo (Victoria, BC) – Castaway Wanderers
11. Elias Ergas (Vancouver, BC) – University of British Columbia
12. David Richard (Milton, ON) – Mississauga Blues RFC
13. Matthew Oworu (Calgary, AB) - Pacific Pride

UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION DUE TO INJURY AND/OR ILLNESS

Noah Bain
Theo Sauder
Josiah Morra
Siôn Griffiths