Archive for the ‘Sports/Rugby’ Category

Overhauled Canadian men’s, women’s rugby 7s squads open World Series season in Dubai

Thursday, November 25th, 2021
Tokyo Olympics Rugby

Both the Canadian rugby sevens teams are set to open a new World Series season on Friday in Dubai behind closed doors at the Sevens Stadium. It's the first of back-to-back events there. The second event, Dec. 3-4, will welcome spectators back.

Canadian women’s rugby team rallies in 2nd half to defeat Wales in test match

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Canada scored 24 unanswered second-half points Sunday to defeat Wales 24-7 in a women's rugby test match and finish a November tour on a winning note.

Canadian women fade in 2nd half, fall to No. 1 England in rugby test match

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

Canada put up a stiff fight against top-ranked England before fading in the second half and losing 51-12 in an international women's rugby test match Sunday.

Gee-Gees romp past X-Women to claim USports rugby semifinal spot

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

The Ottawa Gee-Gees defeated the StFX X-Women 40-12 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals at the USports women's rugby championship.

Chilean player accused of eye-gouging Canadian in Rugby World Cup qualifier

Sunday, October 17th, 2021
RGU-Canada-Eye-Gouging 20211017

Rugby Canada has asked World Rugby to review an alleged eye-gouging incident from the series against Chile where Canada's journey to the 2023 Rugby World Cup came to an end.

Canadian rugby 7s squads enter World Series with eyes on future

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Canada's rugby sevens squads will look to find a new rhythm following eighth- and ninth-place finishes at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Both the men's and women's teams are set to compete in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Vancouver from Sept. 18-19 and in Edmonton from Sept. 25-26. 

Canada aims to climb World Rugby rankings in World Cup qualifiers

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Canada can climb the world rankings if it avoids defeat in the first leg of its World Cup qualifying series against the U.S. Eagles on Saturday in St, John's, N.L. The Canadian men will move up one spot to No. 21 if they win or tie.

Canada’s women’s rugby union squad to play in 4 November matches

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
Rugby Canada

Canada's women's rugby union team will play four matches in November as it continues preparations for the rescheduled Rugby World Cup.

Canadian rugby sevens coach resigns in wake of independent report

Monday, April 26th, 2021
John Tait

Coach John Tait, who led the Canadian women's rugby sevens team to Pan American gold and Olympic bronze, has resigned in the wake of an independent review into a players complaint.

Canadian women win Emirates 7s rugby title

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Charity Williams

Canada defeated the U.S. 31-14 to win the women's title at the Emirates Invitational 7s rugby tournament Saturday in Dubai.