Rugby Canada

Starlight Stadium in Langford will host the opening game in Canada’s men’s 15s home-and-home series against Chile on Oct 2. Here Canada back Ben LaSage (in red) attempts to tackle U.S. centre Bryce Campbell during a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match earlier this month. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski)

Langford qualifier against Chile looms large in Canada’s Rugby World Cup hopes

Starlight Stadium hosts game 1 in home-and-home series on Oct. 2

 

Canada’s Josiah Morra, second right, runs with the ball during HSBC Canada Sevens quarterfinal rugby action against Britain, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men fall to Britain in rugby sevens quarterfinal

The best the host men can finish in Vancouver is fifth

 

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

Canada 2nd in rugby sevens pool with 2-1 record, meets Great Britain in quarterfinal

Canada will face Great Britain in Sunday’s quarterfinal while the U.S. plays Kenya

 

Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Victoria rugby stalwart Connor Braid retires in wake of Tokyo Olympics

Sevens star also had 26 caps for the Canadian 15s team

Canada’s Connor Braid (6) runs the ball against Fiji during World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, March 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Canada back Ben LaSage, left, tries to tackle U.S. center Bryce Campbell during the first half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Glendale, Colo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

Canadian men face longer road to Rugby World Cup after loss to the U.S.

The team that qualifies as Americas 1 has some two years to prepare for France 2023

Canada back Ben LaSage, left, tries to tackle U.S. center Bryce Campbell during the first half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification pathway match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Glendale, Colo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Field for Canadian rugby sevens events diluted by pandemic-related issues

New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among countries missing

Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Canada’s Britt Benn, center, is chased by Kenya’s Grace Okulu, right, while evading a tackle by Kenya’s Sinaida Omondi, in their women’s rugby sevens 9-10 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama

Rugby Canada set to start review after disappointing Olympics and turbulent leadup

How the Olympic performance affects funding remains to be seen

Canada’s Britt Benn, center, is chased by Kenya’s Grace Okulu, right, while evading a tackle by Kenya’s Sinaida Omondi, in their women’s rugby sevens 9-10 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
Pamphinette Buisa (left), Canadian rugby sevens player, competes in her first-ever Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of Rugby Canada)

Langford-based women’s sevens rugby team a unified force for Tokyo Olympics

Pamphinette Buisa makes Olympic dream a reality with Canadian side

Pamphinette Buisa (left), Canadian rugby sevens player, competes in her first-ever Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of Rugby Canada)
Lucas Hammond has been living in Victoria for about a decade after moving from Toronto to play on Canada’s rugby sevens team. He and the team make their Olympic debut on July 26. (Photo Courtesy of Rugby Canada)

Lifelong dream to be realized with Olympic rugby debut

Victoria’s Lucas Hammond honoured to wear the maple leaf

Lucas Hammond has been living in Victoria for about a decade after moving from Toronto to play on Canada’s rugby sevens team. He and the team make their Olympic debut on July 26. (Photo Courtesy of Rugby Canada)
Team Canada huddle up during action against Brazil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Team Canada won 33-5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

11 B.C. athletes named to Canada’s rugby sevens for Tokyo Olympics

Both teams are home at the Al Charron National Training Center in Langford preparing for the Games

Team Canada huddle up during action against Brazil at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Team Canada won 33-5. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Head coach John Tait talks to his team during women’s sevens rugby action against Japan at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. A complaint from members of the Canadian women’s sevens team has prompted Rugby Canada to call in an independent investigator and revamp the team coaching staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rugby Canada launches probe, revamps women’s 7s coaching staff after players complain

The sevens side is coached by John Tait, Rugby Canada’s director of women’s high performance

Head coach John Tait talks to his team during women’s sevens rugby action against Japan at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. A complaint from members of the Canadian women’s sevens team has prompted Rugby Canada to call in an independent investigator and revamp the team coaching staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Dustin Dobravsky trains at the Rugby Canada National Training Centre in Langford. (Canterbury photo)

Team Canada set to compete at 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Rugby Canada’s training centre in Langford prepares athletes for the international stage

  • Aug 25, 2019
Dustin Dobravsky trains at the Rugby Canada National Training Centre in Langford. (Canterbury photo)
Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria

Two local men inducted into the hall of fame April 26

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria
Captain Lucas Rumball will be playing back row Feb. 22 for Team Canada in Langford. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Canada’s first home game in the America Rugby Championships comes this Friday

It’s Canada versus Chile Feb. 22 at Westhills Stadium in Langford

Captain Lucas Rumball will be playing back row Feb. 22 for Team Canada in Langford. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
Rugby’s Hans de Goede represented Canada 24 times from 1974 to 1987. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Greater Victoria rugby players named to national Hall of Fame

Former Canada captains, Oak Bay’s Mark Wyatt and Victoria’s Hans De Goede to inducted this spring

  • Jan 23, 2019
Rugby’s Hans de Goede represented Canada 24 times from 1974 to 1987. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Harry Jones scores a try during Canada’s 26-19 victory over the U.S., to help the team capture its first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup Championship in Singapore earlier this year. (Martin Seras Lima photo)

Canada men’s sevens team eye a top eight finish

Captain Harry Jones hopes to inspire rugby youth

Harry Jones scores a try during Canada’s 26-19 victory over the U.S., to help the team capture its first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup Championship in Singapore earlier this year. (Martin Seras Lima photo)
Canada’s women’s sevens team lost 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals of the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament at Westhills Stadium in Langford Sunday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Canada’s women’s sevens team falls 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals

Team will play for fifth place today at Westhills Stadium at 12:48 p.m.

  • May 13, 2018
Canada’s women’s sevens team lost 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals of the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament at Westhills Stadium in Langford Sunday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
VIDEO: Canada’s women kick off sevens tournament with tough loss to Australia
VIDEO: Canada’s women kick off sevens tournament with tough loss to Australia
Hannah Darling drives past a New Zealand defender during last year’s final match of the World Rugby HSBC Women’s Sevens Series in Langford.                                 (Arnold Lim                                 / Black Press)

Limited tickets left for women’s rugby sevens in Langford

Organizers hope fans will fill the stands for world class event

Hannah Darling drives past a New Zealand defender during last year’s final match of the World Rugby HSBC Women’s Sevens Series in Langford.                                 (Arnold Lim                                 / Black Press)
Players from the Canada women’s sevens team practice at Westhills Stadium In Langford on Wednesday morning. The team takes on Australia on Saturday as part of the fourth stop in the HSBC women’s sevens series (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Local favourites in the lineup for women’s sevens at Westhills

Canada kicks off play against Australia on Saturday

Players from the Canada women’s sevens team practice at Westhills Stadium In Langford on Wednesday morning. The team takes on Australia on Saturday as part of the fourth stop in the HSBC women’s sevens series (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)