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Canada’s Women’s and Men’s Sevens rosters confirmed for Sydney Sevens

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Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team and Men’s Sevens Team rosters have been confirmed for the upcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 stop in Sydney, Australia.

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team and Men’s Sevens Team rosters have been confirmed for the upcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 stop in Sydney, Australia.

From January 27-29 (January 26-29 in Pacific/Eastern Time), teams will play at Allianz Stadium in Sydney for the fifth stop of the men’s series and the fourth stop of the women’s series. Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team will compete in Pool B along with the USA, Great Britain and Fiji. Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team will play in Pool A against Argentina, Australia and Great Britain.

Both teams will see one change from the rosters that competed at the New Zealand Sevens. Breanne Nicholas will join Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team in Sydney following an injury to Charity Williams.

“The results in Hamilton were not up to the standards that we set for ourselves as a team,” said Jack Hanratty, Women’s Sevens Team Head Coach. “This is an important week for us, and we look forward to competing in what will be a physically demanding pool. All teams will go into this pool with the focus of getting to the quarter finals and we know that for us to get there will take some big performances, but we are excited by that challenge.”

On the Men’s Sevens Team, Jarvis Dashkewytch will come in following an injury to Elias Ergas.

“As we prep for Sydney we’re looking to simplify our game and continue to focus on the consistency of our performance. We’ve seen the heights these men are capable of reaching, but don’t see them often enough over the full 14 minutes,” said Sean White, Men’s Sevens Team interim Head Coach. “We’ve brought Jarvis Dashkewytch in to cover for Elias Ergas, who has returned home to recover from an injury, and we look for Jarvis to bring a spark over the weekend.”

SCHEDULE / COVERAGE

For the most up to date information on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and live coverage, visit the official website: world.rugby/sevens-series. There you will find details regarding the event format, schedule, and the latest news.

WHERE TO WATCH

Broadcast coverage of the HSBC World Rugby 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 ROSTER

1. Olivia De Couvreur (Ottawa, ON) – Ottawa Irish
2. Krissy Scurfield (Canmore, AB) – University of Victoria
3. Renee Gonzalez (Toronto, ON) – University of Victoria
4. Breanne Nicholas (Blenheim, ON) – Kent Havoc RFC
8. Bianca Farella (Montreal, QC) – Town of Mont Royal RFC
10. Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) – Nor’Westers Athletic Association / Westshore RFC
16. Alysha Corrigan (Charlottetown, PEI) – CRFC / Saracens
19. Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford, BC) – Abbotsford RFC
21. Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) – Lindsay RFC
23. Shalaya Valenzuela (Abbotsford, BC) – Abbotsford RFC
33. Maddy Grant (Cornwall, ON) – University of Ottawa
77. Chloe Daniels (Sutton, ON) – Aurora Barbarians / Queen’s University
99. Pamphinette Buisa (Gatineau, QC) – Ottawa Irish / University of Victoria

CANADA’S MEN’S SEVENS ROSTER

1. Anton Ngongo (Victoria, BC) – Castaway Wanderers
2. Jake Thiel (Victoria, BC) – James Bay AA
3. D’Shawn Bowen (Toronto, ON) – Pacific Pride
4. Phil Berna (Vancouver, BC) – Vancouver Rowing Club
6. Josiah Morra (Toronto, ON) – Castaway Wanderers / Toronto Saracens
7. Brock Webster (Uxbridge, ON) – Oshawa Vikings RFC
14. Josh Thiel (Victoria, BC) – James Bay AA
19. Matthew Oworu (Calgary, AB) – Pacific Pride
22. Jarvis Dashkewytch (Tsawwassen, BC) – University of Victoria
23. Thomas Isherwood (Okotoks, AB) – Foothills Lions RFC
27. Dawson Fatoric (Ottawa, ON) – Pacific Pride
33. Kal Sager (Peterborough, ON) – Peterborough Pagans / Trent University
64. Elias Hancock (Ottawa, ON) – Bytown Blues