Archive for the ‘Sports/Rugby’ Category

Toronto Wolfpack rally for late rugby win over Featherstone Rovers

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Late tries by Andrew Dixon and Matty Russell lifted the Toronto Wolfpack to a 23-14 win over Featherstone Rovers in Betfred Championship rugby league play Monday.

Ghislaine Landry steps up when needed most for Canada 7s team

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

When Canada's rugby sevens team was crying out for a cool head, team captain Ghislaine Landry was there. What Landry did at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Japan this weekend was not difficult by her exceptional standards, but it magnified, for the umpteenth time, her importance to this team.

Canada advances to Cup semis at women’s World Rugby Sevens in Japan

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Canada defeated Russia 17-14 in the Cup quarter-finals at the women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Japan on Saturday.

Canada opens with win at women’s World Rugby Sevens

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Canada defeated Spain 26-17 in its opening match at the women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Japan on Friday.

Toronto Wolfpack rally to bash Barrow Raiders

Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Blake Wallace and Gareth O'Brien scored three tries apiece as the Toronto Wolfpack rallied from a 12-0 deficit Friday to beat Barrow Raiders 52-26 in Betfred Championship rugby league play.

Paquin wants to make emotional return to Canada 7s a winning one

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Almost three years after becoming an Olympic medallist in Rio, Karen Paquin is finally healthy, back in Canadian colours, and raring to go as the HSBC World Series makes its fourth stop of the season in Japan beginning Friday.

Wolfpack looking to write their own Hollywood ending

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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A remake of the rags-to-riches tale of the Blackburn Rovers – an unfashionable, second-tier soccer team that rose to become champions - is in the works in Toronto. In its simplest form, it is a story of passion, money, influence and (eventually) power. As Nigel Reed writes, the Wolfpack learned the key to it all was hiring the right coach.

Watch women’s World Rugby Sevens: Japan

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Watch action from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Japan.

Watch Toronto Wolfpack vs. Featherstone Rovers

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Watch as the Toronto Wolfpack take on the Featherstone Rovers.

Canadian men stay afloat with quietly clutch win at Singapore Sevens

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

In the early hours of Sunday morning, before many of the patrons had bothered to show up at the National Stadium in Singapore, Canada took care of business. Their victory over Japan caused no ripples and raised no eyebrows, but its significance was not lost on coach Damian McGrath or his players.