Rugby Canada

Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian women head to Fiji for one final test before Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Canada moves up one spot in the world rankings this week to No. 3

 

Canada’s Bianca Farella of Canada looks to tackle Daniela Alvarado of Mexico during first half rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women have turned corner ahead of Rugby World Cup Sevens

Fifth-seeded Canada plays China in first game as tourney starts Friday in Cape Town

 

Canada’s Ciaran Breen, front, is tackled by Germany’s John Dawe during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Cowichan’s Breen youngest to make Canada’s World Cup rugby sevens roster

Shawnigan Lake School product loving every minute of it

 

Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)

Cowichan’s Breen youngest to make Canada’s World Cup rugby sevens roster

Shawnigan Lake School product loving every minute of it

Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women are on the rise ahead of Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Canadian women placed fifth at the last World Cup, in 2017 in Ireland

Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada huddles up after Italy scores a try at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team bests Italy 34-24 in Langford

First time women’s 15s have played at home in 7 years

Canada huddles up after Italy scores a try at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she shrugs off a tackle by Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium on April 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canada women’s 15s face Italy in Langford on July 24

Game marks first of two summer matches in Canada

Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she shrugs off a tackle by Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium on April 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Canada’s Senior Men’s 15s team coach Kingsley Jones looks on during the team’s warm-up prior to the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway against the US Eagles, at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Canada men’s 15s beats Belgium 45-0 in Halifax

First of two tests against European competition this month

Canada’s Senior Men’s 15s team coach Kingsley Jones looks on during the team’s warm-up prior to the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway against the US Eagles, at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she shrugs off a tackle by Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium on April 30. Rugby Canada has announced women’s age grade rugby programming is set to return later this year for U18, and next year for U20 and U23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Women’s age grade rugby returning by 2023: Rugby Canada

U18 programming is set to return later this year while U20, U23 will return in 2023

Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she shrugs off a tackle by Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium on April 30. Rugby Canada has announced women’s age grade rugby programming is set to return later this year for U18, and next year for U20 and U23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sophie de Goede starred as Canada beat the U.S. in her first game as captain. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Victoria born de Goede captains Canada women’s 15s to beat U.S. 36-5

Sophie de Goede, just 22, captained Canada for the first time

Sophie de Goede starred as Canada beat the U.S. in her first game as captain. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Players from Canada and Spain run onto the field during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium in April. Rugby Canada is combining the women’s and men’s tournaments at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver starting in 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Women’s sevens rugby event shifts from Langford to Vancouver for 2023

HSBC World Rugby Seven Series tournament to be combined with men’s event

Players from Canada and Spain run onto the field during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium in April. Rugby Canada is combining the women’s and men’s tournaments at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver starting in 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada’s Brock Webster runs for his second try against Scotland during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Brock Webster runs for his second try against Scotland during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, as she runs on her way to scoring a try, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama

Island strong in Canadian women’s rugby roster chosen for New Zealand showdown

Two Cowichan and two Victoria players on Langford-picked squad headed to Pacific Four Series

Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, as she runs on her way to scoring a try, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama
Krissy Scurfield greets young fans after a game during the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series tournament in Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Late call-up Krissy Scurfield makes her mark at women’s sevens event in Langford

Scurfield wasn’t in the original lineup for this HSBC Women’s Sevens Series stop

Krissy Scurfield greets young fans after a game during the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series tournament in Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Canada celebrates the win over the US in the HSBC Sevens Women’s Series tournament in Langford on May 1. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Canada win against U.S. in fifth-place final

Canada win against U.S. and Fiji on Sunday after loss to strong New Zealand team

Canada celebrates the win over the US in the HSBC Sevens Women’s Series tournament in Langford on May 1. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she scores a try against Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Canada tops Spain in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series’ return to Langford

The women’s squad won 19-10 in their first match of the two-day tournament at Starlight Stadium

Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she scores a try against Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Members of Canada’s women’s rugby sevens squad arrive at Swartz Bay terminal Tuesday, having won the Rugby Americas North qualifying tournament in the Bahamas, which gave the team a berth in the Rugby World Cup Sevens. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Women’s rugby 7’s land on Island ahead of Langford tournament

Team back from qualifying for World Cup berth at Bahamas tournament

Members of Canada’s women’s rugby sevens squad arrive at Swartz Bay terminal Tuesday, having won the Rugby Americas North qualifying tournament in the Bahamas, which gave the team a berth in the Rugby World Cup Sevens. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Newly announced Rugby Canada CEO Nathan Bombrys, who takes on the job this summer, has held several executive positions with rugby organizations in the UK. (Courtesy of Rugby Canada)

Rugby Canada chooses experienced executive as new CEO to navigate challenges

Nathan Bombrys joins organization this summer after years of management in the UK

Newly announced Rugby Canada CEO Nathan Bombrys, who takes on the job this summer, has held several executive positions with rugby organizations in the UK. (Courtesy of Rugby Canada)
National women’s team member Sabrina Poulin said getting involved with the community is important to her, as is sharing her love of the sport. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
National women’s team member Sabrina Poulin said getting involved with the community is important to her, as is sharing her love of the sport. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Canada’s Elissa Alarie takes advantage of an opening to head upfield during previous women’s rugby sevens action. The Langford-based national team program is gearing up to host the next stop on the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens series, April 30 and May 1 at Starlight Stadium. (Courtesy of Rugby Canada)

Canada’s women’s sevens gearing up for home rugby show in Langford

Women’s, men’s sevens look to cement 2022 World Cup berth this weekend in Bahamas

Canada’s Elissa Alarie takes advantage of an opening to head upfield during previous women’s rugby sevens action. The Langford-based national team program is gearing up to host the next stop on the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens series, April 30 and May 1 at Starlight Stadium. (Courtesy of Rugby Canada)