After going through Dubai and Sao Paulo (more on the Sao Paulo results here) finishing sixth and second respectively, April will see the world’s best women’s sevens players take to North American soil, first in Atlanta (April 8-9) and second in Langford (April 16-17).
Heading into the third and fourth stops on the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, Canada is currently tied with New Zealand for second in overall series standings.
In Atlanta, Jen Kish will once again captain the Canadian side joined by Hannah Darling, Bianca Farella, Sara Kaljuvee, Ghislaine Landry, Megan Lukan, Kayla Mack, Kayla Moleschi, Karen Paquin, Kelly Russell and Charity Williams, with key players Ashley Steacy, Britt Benn and Magali Harvey sidelined due to injury.
Canada will kick off in Pool B, facing France, Russia and Ireland. This season Canada is 2-0 against Ireland, 1-0 against France, and has yet to tackle Russia. You can catch Atlanta Sevens live at www.worldrugby.org.
Following Atlanta, Canadians return home to host the sevens series at Westhills Stadium in Langford, BC. It will likely be the only time Canadians can catch the Olympic-bound squad on home soil ahead of Rio 2016.
The first-ever men’s sevens event took Vancouver by storm when they hosted their side of Canada Sevens in March (more on that here) and now it’s time for the women to shine. The action takes place April 16-17 and if that isn’t exciting enough, there’s this video to help get you there…
With the hopes of healed injuries and raising the cup on home soil, the team is ready to show the world what it can do in its own backyard. Fans should expect a glimpse into what Olympic rugby sevens action will look like.
Canada Sevens will be the last opportunity to see the Rio bound Canadian women on home soil before they depart for the 2016 Olympic Games. Tickets are selling fast but are still available by clicking here.
Here’s a look at Canada Sevens from 2015: