30 players named to Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team for 2024 Pacific Four Series

Rugby 15s Senior Women

April 12, 2024 (Langford, BC) – Head Coach Kevin Rouet has named Canada’s travelling roster for the upcoming Pacific Four Series, the team’s first competition of 2024.  

April 12, 2024 (Langford, BC) – Head Coach Kevin Rouet has named Canada’s travelling roster for the upcoming Pacific Four Series, the team’s first competition of 2024.  
The squad will convene in Langford for a training camp ahead of travelling to Los Angeles for the first match against the United States on April 28 at 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET. Canada’s second match will be against Australia on May 11 at 12:05am PT/3:05am ET (5:05pm local time) in Sydney, with the team then travelling to Christchurch to take on reigning Rugby World Cup champions, the New Zealand Black Ferns, on Saturday May 18 at 9:35pm PT/Sunday May 19 12:35am ET (4:35pm local time on May 19). 
Canada placed second in the 2023 Pacific Four Series, with wins over the United States and Australia and a loss to New Zealand in front of a record-breaking crowd in Ottawa. For the second year in a row, the Pacific Four Series will qualify teams for WXV, with the top three teams earning a spot in the top WXV tier, which is being hosted in Canada this fall
“Since we hosted the Pacific Four Series in Ottawa last year, our team has continued to grow and develop with a very strong group of core players as we prepare to qualify for WXV and as we look forward to the 2025 Rugby World Cup,” said Rouet. “Many of our players have continued to play at a high level since we were last together for WXV in the fall, competing in Canada, internationally and on the HSBC SVNS Series. We are excited to be back together and to test ourselves in three matches against some of the top teams in the world in the Pacific Four Series.”  
Olivia Apps, Fancy Bermudez, Pamphinette Buisa, Sabrina Poulin and team captain Sophie de Goede join the squad after representing Canada at the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last weekend. 
With a total of three Pacific Four Series matches on deck, Tyson Beukeboom, who has 65 caps for Canada, has the potential to surpass Gillian Florence (67 caps) as the most capped women’s rugby player of all time. Olivia DeMerchant (57 caps), Alex Tessier (48 caps) and Brittany Kassil (38 caps) are all closing in on significant cap milestones for Canada as well. 
Claire Gallagher and Sara Cline, who both earned their first caps for Canada during last year’s Pacific Four Series, have been named to the Canadian squad. Cassandra Tuffnail, Mahalia Robinson and Julia Omokhuale, who all earned their first caps in 2023 as well, have also been selected by Rouet. 
More information on the Pacific Four Series, including scores and results, can be found on the official website at Broadcast details for the Pacific Four Series will be announced shortly.  
April 28: USA vs Canada (Los Angeles, CA) - TICKETS 
May 11: Australia vs Canada (Sydney, Australia) - TICKETS 
May 18: New Zealand vs Canada (Christchurch, New Zealand) - TICKETS 
Alexandria Ellis (Ottawa, ON) – Barrhaven Scottish / Stade Français Paris    
Brittany Kassil (Guelph, ON) – Guelph RFC 
Cassandra Tuffnail (Heidelberg, ON) – Ealing Trailfinders 
Courtney Holtkamp (Rimbey, AB) – Red Deer Titans Rugby 
DaLeaka Menin (Vulcan, AB) – Exeter Chiefs  
Emily Tuttosi (Souris, MB) – Calgary Hornets / Exeter Chiefs 
Fabiola Forteza (Quebec City, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Stade Bordelais 
Gabrielle Senft (Regina, SK) – Castaway Wanderers / Stade Bordelais 
Gillian Boag (Calgary, AB) – Capilano RFC 
Julia Omokhuale (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Irish Rugby Club / Leicester Tigers 
Laetitia Royer (Loretteville, QC) – St-Anne-de-Bellevue / ASM Romagnat 
McKinley Hunt (King City, ON) – Aurora Barbarians / Saracens 
Olivia DeMerchant (Mapledale, NB) – Halifax Tars RFC 
Pamphinette Buisa (Gatineau, QC) – Ottawa Irish 
Sara Cline (Edmonton, AB) – Leprechaun Tigers / Western Force 
Sara Svoboda (Belleville, ON) – Brantford Harlequins / Belleville Bulldogs / Loughborough Lightning 
Sophie de Goede (Victoria, BC) – Castaway Wanderers RFC / Saracens 
Tyson Beukeboom (Uxbridge, ON) – Cowichan RFC / Ealing Trailfinders  
Alexandra Tessier (Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, QC) – Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC / Exeter Chiefs 
Claire Gallagher (Caledon, ON) – Aurora Barbarians / Leicester Tigers 
Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) – NorWester Athletic Associations / Westshore RFC 
Julia Schell (Uxbridge, ON) – Guelph RFC /Castaway Wanderers / Ealing Trailfinders  
Justine Pelletier (Rivière-du-Loup, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Stade Bordelais 
Madison Grant (Cornwall, ON) – Cornwall Claymores 
Mahalia Robinson (Fulford, QC) – Town of Mount Royal RFC 
Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) – Lindsay RFC 
Paige Farries (Red Deer, AB) – Westshore RFC / Saracens 
Sabrina Poulin (St-Georges, QC) – Town of Mount Royal RFC 
Sarah-Maude Lachance (Victoriaville, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Stade Bordelais 
Shoshanah Seumanutafa (White Rock, BC) – University of British Columbia / Chiefs Manawa 
Ashlynn Smith (Abbotsford, BC) – University of Calgary 
Audrey Champagne (Quebec City, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Université Laval 
Corinne Fréchette (Saint-Zéphirin-de-Courval, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Université Laval 
Demi Swann (Georgetown, ON) - Exeter Chiefs 
Eden Kilgour (Barrie, ON) – Westshore RFC / Aurora Barbarians 
Emily Belchos (Innisfil, ON) – Castaway Wanderers 
Emma Taylor (Scotsburn, NS) – Halifax RFC 
Jordan McLeod (Rivers, MB) – Brandon Barbarians / University of British Columbia 
Larah Wright (Calgary, AB) - Calgary Hornets RFC / University of Victoria 
Lizzie Gibson (Caledon, ON) – Oakville Crusaders / Queen’s University 
Magali Harvey (Quebec City, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Stade Bordelais  
Maggie Mackinnon (Sooke, BC) – University of Victoria 
Maya Montiel (Dieppe, NB) – University of Ottawa / Saracens 
Mikiela Nelson (North Vancouver, BC) – Capilano RFC 
Mya Brubacher (West Montrose, ON) – Kingston Panthers / Queen’s University 
Rachel Smith (South Surrey, BC) – University of British Columbia 
Rosalie Lepage (St-Félicien, QC) - Club de rugby de Québec CRQ / Stade Villeneuvois Lille Metropole
Taylor Perry (Oakville, ON) – Oakville Crusaders