Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Rugby’ Category

Canada rugby 7s coach fired after missing Rio Olympics

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Rugby Canada has decided not to renew the contract of head coach Liam Middleton after the team failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

John Tait leads rugby sevens team to Rio after ‘stressful’ selection process

Friday, July 8th, 2016

John Tait is Canada's top-ranked women's rugby sevens coach, and had to select 12 soon-to-be Olympians from a group of over 20 training in Langford, B.C.

Give 7s a try! Become an Olympic rugby instant expert

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Rugby 7s is making its debut at the Olympics this summer. While the full, 15-a-side version of the sport was contested up until the 1924 Games, the condensed format looks to introduce the sport to a whole new Olympic audience.

Olympic-bound rugby 7s team named without Magali Harvey

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Canadian women's rugby sevens team is aiming for a medal in Rio, but it'll do so without Magali Harvey after Rugby Canada officially named on the squad on Friday.

Rugby star Magali Harvey left off Canada’s Olympic team: report

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Magali Harvey has been left off the list of players who will be named to the Canadian women's rugby sevens team for the Rio Olympics, according to a report in the Journal de Quebec, a French publication.

Canadian women to open Olympic rugby 7s competition against Japan

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

The Canadian women's rugby sevens team will begin its Olympic campaign against Japan before facing host Brazil on the opening day of competition.

Canadian women’s rugby 7s draws difficult Olympic pool

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The Olympic pools for men's and women's rugby 7s were announced Tuesday and Canada's women's rugby sevens team will face a familiar foe in Olympic pool play, albeit under a different name.