Seven BC players have been named on the Canada Senior Men’s Sevens roster for the upcoming HSBC London Sevens, taking place May 28-29.
Head Coach Henry Paul has selected an unchanged squad from the HSBC France Sevens which took place last weekend. The likes of Brennig Prevost, David Richard and Alex Russell all retain their places after returning to action in Toulouse following minor injuries. Lachlan Kratz also keeps his spot on the roster having replaced the injured D’Shawn Bowen ahead of the France Sevens.
The London Sevens, being hosted at Twickenham Stadium, is the penultimate stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series ahead of the season-ending Los Angeles Sevens in August. Canada’s Senior Men’s Sevens team sits 14th in the standings on 32 points.
“We head to London with plenty to play for this upcoming weekend as we aim to improve our place in the standings. It’s a huge positive that we go into this event without any significant injuries, knock wood, on the back of last weekend’s hot and humid France Sevens in Toulouse. With two tournaments left on the series calendar, our group of players will give it’s all to finish strongly.” Canada Senior Men’s Sevens Head Coach Henry Paul
CANADA‘S MEN’S SEVENS HSBC LONDON SEVENS ROSTER
1. Anton Ngongo (Victoria, BC) – Castaway Wanderers
2. Jake Thiel (Abbotsford, BC) – Abbotsford RFC
3. Nick Allen (North Vancouver, BC) – University of British Columbia
4. Phil Berna (Vancouver, BC) – Vancouver Rowing Club
5. Alex Russell (Chichester, ENG) – McGill University
6. Thomas Isherwood (Okotoks, AB) – Foothills Lions RFC
7. Brock Webster (Uxbridge, ON) – Oshawa Vikings RFC
8. Cooper Coats (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Tars
9. Brennig Prevost (Victoria, BC) – University of Victoria
10. Lachlan Kratz (Victoria, BC) – NOLA Gold
11. Elias Ergas (Vancouver, BC) – University of British Columbia
12. David Richard (Milton, ON) – Mississauga Blues RFC
13. Matthew Oworu (Calgary, AB) – Pacific Pride
SCHEDULE AND WHERE TO WATCH
For full coverage of this weekend’s action, visit the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series website HERE for the most up to date information, scores, stats and schedule updates.
Broadcast coverage of the HSBC Sevens Series will be available in Canada via CBC. All events are available to live stream via cbcsports.ca, the CBC Sports app and the free CBC Gem streaming service.