Biography:

Sean DukeSean Duke has been a wonderful servant to Canadian rugby over the years, with his finest personal World Sevens Series season coming in 2012/13 when he ended up third on the try-scoring chart with an outstanding 35 scores. Duke missed the first four tournaments of the 2013-14 season before returning after Canada’s third place finish in Las Vegas. The University of Victoria Vikes player was then eased back in to series action but did play a key role for the team during the five remaining legs of the series, concluding the sevens season with a spot at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This past season, Duke took part in seven legs of the Sevens Series scoring 19 tries. He was Canada’s top try scorer for the season. Duke also has 11 Senior Men’s caps scoring four tries in the process.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Neil and Candace… Older sister Andrea… Getting into the sport: Started playing rugby at age 13, joining with friends in high school… Outside Interests: Enjoys fishing… Graduated with Masters of Science in Kinesiology at University of Victoria in 2014… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Dukelow… Teammate Phil Mack was his mentor when he first started playing for Canada… Favourite mottos: “Go for broke” and “Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.”

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

MSWS: 2013-14 – 6th place

CWG: 2014 – 9th; 2010 – 10th

SWC: 2013 – plate winners

PAG: 2011 – GOLD