BC will be represented on home soil after Jack Hanratty announced his Canada’s Senior Women’s Sevens team to compete at the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens in Langford on April 30-May 1.
Abbotsford’s Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford RFC) once again makes the roster, while a host of BC Rugby Clubs also have representation in the squad.
Having qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in South Africa by winning the RAN Sevens Qualifiers in Nassau, Bahamas last weekend, the Canadians head into their home event high on confidence. It will be the first time the team has played the tournament at Starlight Stadium, the home of Rugby Canada, since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets are available here.
Canada Women’s Sevens Roster for Langford
Hanratty has made one change to the roster which had such success at the RAN Sevens Qualifiers as up-and-coming young talent Renee Gonzalez, who made her debut in Vancouver last year, comes into the squad. Meanwhile, Olympians Bianca Farella and Keyara Wardley continue to feature having made their comeback in Nassau.
“On the back of some good momentum at the RAN Sevens Qualifiers last weekend, the group couldn’t be more excited to be back in Langford to compete at our home event. The opportunity to play against the best teams in the world in front of a passionate Canadian crowd for this new, talented group of players is such an electrifying prospect.” Canada Senior Women’s Sevens Head Coach Jack Hanratty
CANADA’S WOMENS SEVENS ROSTER FOR LANGFORD
1. Olivia De Couvreur (Ottawa, ON) – Ottawa Irish
2. Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) – Lindsay RFC
3. Pamphinette Buisa (Gatineau, QC) – Ottawa Irish/University of Victoria
4. Breanne Nicholas (Blenheim, ON) – London St. Georges
5. Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford, BC) – Abbotsford RFC
6. Chloe Daniels (Sutton, ON) – RC Maple Leafs Academy/Queens University
7. Florence Symonds (Hong Kong) – University of British Columbia
8. Bianca Farella (Montreal, QC) – Town of Mount Royal RFC
9. Asia Hogan Rochester (Toronto, ON) – Toronto Nomads
10. Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) – Nor’wester Athletic Association/Westshore RFC
11. Elissa Alarie (Trois Rivieres, QC) – Westshore RFC
12. Keyara Wardley (Vulcan, AB) – Okotoks Lions
13. Renee Gonzalez (Toronto, ON) – University of Victoria
UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION DUE TO INJURY AND/OR ILLNESS
PARTICIPATING IN OTHER RUGBY COMPETITIONS
Krissy Scurfield – Maple Leaf Academy
HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens – How To Watch
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.
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.