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Canada’s Brock Webster runs for his second try against Scotland during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian women finish sixth in Toulouse in HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series finale

The Canadian men tied for 15th after falling 27-7 to Wales

 

Veterans Bianca Farella, Phil Berna lead the way for Canada at Toulouse rugby sevens

Veterans Bianca Farella, Phil Berna lead the way for Canada at Toulouse rugby sevens

 

Team Canada rugby fans take in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series action at Starlight Stadium just outside Victoria Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Vancouver rugby fans on alert as United States to host World Cup for first time

U.S. bid group included Vancouver in an original list of cities under consideration

 

Canada's women's rugby sevens team celebrate after defeating the United States to win the gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Sunday, July 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada’s women’s sevens squad ready to test its mettle against top-ranked Aussies

Canada’s women’s sevens squad ready to test its mettle against top-ranked Aussies

Canada's women's rugby sevens team celebrate after defeating the United States to win the gold medal at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Sunday, July 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - The Red Deer Titans women’s elite rugby team faced off against the Calgary Mavericks in August 2021 in Calgary. (Photo courtesy of Lesley Young)
FILE - The Red Deer Titans women’s elite rugby team faced off against the Calgary Mavericks in August 2021 in Calgary. (Photo courtesy of Lesley Young)
Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Independent review paints damning, dysfunctional picture of Rugby Canada

‘Culture of Rugby Canada and the high-performance program is described as ‘empty’ or ‘non-existent”

Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Sale of Fletcher’s Fields comes with historic boost to Canadian Rugby Foundation

Sale of Fletcher’s Fields comes with historic boost to Canadian Rugby Foundation

Rugby Canada team member Jamie Cudmore carries the ball at the team's practice facility in Burnaby, B.C., on June, 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Former star player Jamie Cudmore back coaching, thanks to unique rugby partnership

Former star player Jamie Cudmore back coaching, thanks to unique rugby partnership

Rugby Canada team member Jamie Cudmore carries the ball at the team's practice facility in Burnaby, B.C., on June, 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada's Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil's, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, as she runs on her way to scoring a try, in their women's rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Canadian Karen Paquin has been named to World Rugby's Women’s 15s Dream Team of 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama

Canadian flanker Karen Paquin named to World Rugby’s 2021 Dream Team

Canadian flanker Karen Paquin named to World Rugby’s 2021 Dream Team

Canada's Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil's, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, as she runs on her way to scoring a try, in their women's rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Canadian Karen Paquin has been named to World Rugby's Women’s 15s Dream Team of 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
Canada's Ghislaine Landry runs the ball during rugby sevens action against Spain at the HSBC Women's Sevens Series at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., Sunday, April 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canadian rugby sevens captain Ghislaine Landry calls an end to stellar career

Canadian rugby sevens captain Ghislaine Landry calls an end to stellar career

Canada's Ghislaine Landry runs the ball during rugby sevens action against Spain at the HSBC Women's Sevens Series at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., Sunday, April 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Toronto Arrows' Ben LeSage holds the ball while playing in the Arrows 33-29 loss to Rugby ATL in Major League Rugby play in this May 8, 2021 handout photo at Lupo Family Field at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toronto Arrows, Karl L. Moore/Mooreshots LLC *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Toronto Arrows trade Canadian international centre Ben LeSage to Los Angeles Giltinis

Toronto Arrows trade Canadian international centre Ben LeSage to Los Angeles Giltinis

Toronto Arrows' Ben LeSage holds the ball while playing in the Arrows 33-29 loss to Rugby ATL in Major League Rugby play in this May 8, 2021 handout photo at Lupo Family Field at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toronto Arrows, Karl L. Moore/Mooreshots LLC *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Canada's Phil Berna, left, scores a try in front of Germany's Tim Lichtenberg during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men and women learn draw for Dubai kickoff to 2022 World Rugby Sevens Series

Canadian men and women learn draw for Dubai kickoff to 2022 World Rugby Sevens Series

Canada's Phil Berna, left, scores a try in front of Germany's Tim Lichtenberg during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada’s Royer escapes further punishment after red card in U.S. rugby test

Canadians to play No. 1 England next Monday at Twickenham Stoop in London

FILE - The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada's Karen Paquin, left, scores a try past Brazil's Raquel Kochhann, centre, and Thalita da Silva Costa in their women's rugby sevens 9-12 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THECANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama

Canadian women down U.S. 26-13 to sweep two-game rugby series in Colorado

Canadian women down U.S. 26-13 to sweep two-game rugby series in Colorado

Canada's Karen Paquin, left, scores a try past Brazil's Raquel Kochhann, centre, and Thalita da Silva Costa in their women's rugby sevens 9-12 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THECANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama
Canada's Karen Paquin, left, scores a try past Brazil's Raquel Kochhann, center, and Thalita da Silva Costa in their women's rugby sevens 9-12 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama

Canada, U.S. make roster changes ahead of rugby rematch in Colorado

Canada, U.S. make roster changes ahead of rugby rematch in Colorado

Canada's Karen Paquin, left, scores a try past Brazil's Raquel Kochhann, center, and Thalita da Silva Costa in their women's rugby sevens 9-12 placing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
Toronto Arrows players Mike Sheppard, left, and Lucas Rumball pose during a press conference in Toronto on December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson

Toronto Arrows re-sign co-captain Lucas Rumball along with Ross Braude, Spencer Jones

Toronto Arrows re-sign co-captain Lucas Rumball along with Ross Braude, Spencer Jones

Toronto Arrows players Mike Sheppard, left, and Lucas Rumball pose during a press conference in Toronto on December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
Veteran forward Laura Russell, shown in this undated handout photo, and the third-ranked Canadian women's rugby team return to action for the first time in almost two years when they take on the sixth-ranked U.S., in Glendale, Colo., on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO — Rugby Canada

Canadian women hang on to defeat U.S. in first rugby test match in almost two years

Canadian women hang on to defeat U.S. in first rugby test match in almost two years

Veteran forward Laura Russell, shown in this undated handout photo, and the third-ranked Canadian women's rugby team return to action for the first time in almost two years when they take on the sixth-ranked U.S., in Glendale, Colo., on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO — Rugby Canada
Toronto Arrows director of rugby Chris Silverthorn is shown in this handout image Oct. 22, 2020 at a training session in Burlington, Ontario. After an 867-day absence, the Toronto Arrows finally get to play at home Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Arrows *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Toronto Arrows set for first home game in 867 days after pandemic-related absence

Toronto Arrows set for first home game in 867 days after pandemic-related absence

Toronto Arrows director of rugby Chris Silverthorn is shown in this handout image Oct. 22, 2020 at a training session in Burlington, Ontario. After an 867-day absence, the Toronto Arrows finally get to play at home Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Toronto Arrows *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Canada's Tyler Ardron, right, tries to block the kick by Italy's Callum Braley during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match in Fukuoka, western Japan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kyodo News *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Former captain Tyler Ardron returns to bolster Canadian rugby team in World Cup bid

Former captain Tyler Ardron returns to bolster Canadian rugby team in World Cup bid

Canada's Tyler Ardron, right, tries to block the kick by Italy's Callum Braley during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match in Fukuoka, western Japan, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kyodo News *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Canada’s Senior Men’s 15 team coach Kingsley Jones looks on during the team’s warm up prior to the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway against the US Eagles, at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Canada tweaks lineup for first leg of Rugby World Cup qualifier against Chile

21st-ranked Canadian men are coming off a 59-50 aggregate loss to the 16th-ranked U.S. Eagles

Canada’s Senior Men’s 15 team coach Kingsley Jones looks on during the team’s warm up prior to the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway against the US Eagles, at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly