Rugby 7s Senior Women, Rugby 7s Senior Men

Head Coaches Jack Hanratty and Sean White have named their rosters ahead of the final stop of the 2024 HSBC SVNS Series, which kicks off on May 31 at Civitas Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

Head Coaches Jack Hanratty and Sean White have named their rosters ahead of the final stop of the 2024 HSBC SVNS Series, which kicks off on May 31 at Civitas Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.  

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team is one of the top eight teams competing in the Grand Final’s winner-takes-all series that will crown the 2024 SVNS Champions, with Canada meeting New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA in Pool A after finishing the regular season in fifth. 

Olivia Apps, Fancy Bermudez and Madison Grant return to the squad following a history-making victory with Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team against New Zealand to win the 2024 Pacific Four Series. The team also sees Asia Hogan-Rochester and Florence Symonds return following recovery from injury. 

“Our squad has had the Grand Final circled on our calendars all season. It’s going to be a weekend of tough, quality competition with the best in the world, which is exactly what we want,” said Jack Hanratty, Head Coach of Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team. “The buy in and unrelenting dedication of all the players in our program, as well as continued learning throughout the season from our highs and our lows, have been key to getting us to where we are, with our team continuing to aim higher and higher. In Madrid we look to put forward another performance that we are proud of and to continue to establish ourselves amongst the top nations.”  

Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team is one of the bottom four teams from the 2024 HSBC SVNS Series that will meet the top four teams from the HSBC Sevens Challenger Series in a promotion and relegation play-off to compete for one of four spots in the 2025 HSBC SVNS Series. Canada will play the USA, Uruguay and Germany in pool play, which will be followed by winner-takes-all play-off matches. 

Returning to the squad following recovery from injury are Cooper Coats, Jack Carson, Matthew Percillier and Cody Nhanala. 

“Where we gain our confidence as a group is in the effort level and attention to detail that we put into training each day in Langford,” said Sean White, Head Coach of Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team. “There’s no hiding from the challenges this group has faced over the season, and no excuses will be made for where we currently stand. Our goal remains simple, go into Madrid in the top 12 and leave in the top 12. We’re confident that the sacrifices and commitment the players have put in over these past few months and the lessons we’ve learned throughout the season will be part of our success in Madrid. We’re marching towards the pressure shields up and spears out.” 

HSBC SVNS Madrid will be the final tournament before Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team departs for the Paris 2024 Olympics in July and Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team for the final Olympic qualification tournament in Monaco in June. 


Friday May 31 

Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team vs Uruguay 
3:44 am PT / 6:44 am ET / 12:44 pm local time 

Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team vs Germany 
6:50 am PT / 9:50 am ET / 3:50 pm local time 

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team vs USA 
9:19 am PT / 12:19 pm ET / 6:19 pm local time 

Saturday June 1 

Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team vs USA 
5:37 am PT / 8:37 am ET / 2:37 pm local time 

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team vs New Zealand 
8:03 am PT / 11:03 am ET / 5:03 pm local time  

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team vs Great Britain 
11:11 am PT / 2:11 pm ET / 8:11 pm local time 


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6. Charity Williams (Toronto, ON) – Markham Irish 
7. Florence Symonds (Hong Kong) - University of British Columbia 
9. Madison Grant (Cornwall, ON) – Cornwall Claymores 
10. Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) - NorWester Athletic Association / Westshore RFC 
11. Piper Logan (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Hornets / University of British Columbia 
12. Keyara Wardley (Vulcan, AB) – Unaffiliated 
16. Alysha Corrigan (Charlottetown, PEI) – CRFC 
21. Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) - Lindsay RFC 
23. Shalaya Valenzuela (Abbotsford, BC) – Abbotsford RFC 
24. Asia Hogan-Rochester (Toronto, ON) - Toronto Nomads RFC / Westshore RFC 
35. Caroline Crossley (Victoria, BC) - Castaway Wanderers 
40. Taylor Perry (Oakville, ON) – Oakville Crusaders 
77. Chloe Daniels (Sutton, ON) – Aurora Barbarians / Queen’s University 


4. Phil Berna (Vancouver, BC) - Vancouver Rowing Club 
6. Josiah Morra (Toronto, ON) - Castaway Wanderers / Toronto Saracens 
8. Cooper Coats (Halifax, NS) - Halifax Tars 
12. David Richard (Milton, ON) – Mississauga Blues RFC 
19. Matthew Oworu (Calgary, AB) – Pacific Pride 
23. Thomas Isherwood (Okotoks, AB) – Foothills Lions RFC 
27. Liam Bowman (Oakville, ON) – Oakville Crusaders   
33. Kal Sager (Peterborough, ON) - Peterborough Pagans / Trent University   
59. Cody Nhanala (Ottawa, ON) – Ottawa Ospreys / Pacific Pride 
64. Elias Hancock (Ottawa, ON) - Bytown Blues / University of Ottawa  
77. Noah Flesch (Cobourg, ON) – Cobourg Saxons / Pacific Pride 
88. Matt Percillier (Victoria, BC) – University of British Columbia 
99. Jack Carson (Victoria, BC) - University of British Columbia