Breanne Nicholas has been a strong asset to Canada’s national women’s sevens team since making the roster for the 2017 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series. She has since played in the 2018 and 2019 tournaments, helping Canada to third place in the overall standings in 2019 to qualify the team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In 2018 she also participated in the Commonwealth Games and the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Before joining the international circuit, Nicholas played two years at Western University where she won the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Rookie of the Year award and was named to the OUA all-star team. She was named Player of the Series at the CAN AM rugby championship in 2014 for the U20 squad.


Getting into the Sport: Started playing rugby in high school at age 15, picking up sevens at age 19… Outside Interests: Studied kinesiology for two years at Western University… Odds and Ends: Collects key chains and post cards while traveling for the sport… Favourite motto: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog”…