Archive for the ‘Sports/Rugby’ Category

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.

Canada’s rugby 7s teams win at Emirates tune-up tourney

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Kristi Kirshe,Brittany Benn

The Canadian women won all three of their games while the Canadian men won two of three at the Emirates Invitational 7s rugby tournament in Dubai on Friday.

Canadian women’s rugby team learns draw for 2021 World Cup

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Peru Pan Am Games

Canada's women, ranked third in the world, have been drawn in a pool with the U.S., Europe 1 and Asia 1 for the 2021 rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

With owner unable to pay bills, Toronto Wolfpack players, staff turn to GoFundMe for money

Monday, November 16th, 2020

The financially troubled Toronto Wolfpack, a rugby league franchise without a home, have started a GoFundMe campaign to help players and staff who have not been paid since June 10.

Toronto Wolfpack remain in limbo after failed reinstatement to England’s top tier

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The Toronto Wolfpack have lost their bid for reinstatement into Super League next year. The decision was made by the other 11 Super League teams, the Rugby Football League and Super League chief executive Robert Elstone.