Canada’s Senior Women’s and Men’s Sevens rosters for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in South Africa have been named by Head Coaches Jack Hanratty and Henry Paul.
Taking place from September 9-11 at the iconic Cape Town Stadium, the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 will be the eighth iteration of the event which was first hosted in 1993 for the Men and 2009 for the Women.
There is plenty of BC representation heading to South Africa: Abbotsford’s Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford RFC) is included in the squad, while UBC (Florence Symonds, Piper Logan), University of Victoria (Krissy Scurfield) and Westshore RFC (Fancy Bermudez) all have representation in the roster.
The Men’s team sees six BC athletes included: Victoria trio Anton Ngongo (Castaway Wanderers), Lachlan Kratz (Castaway Wanderers), and Ciaran Breen (Cowichan RFC) are joined by Jake Thiel (Abbotsford RFC), Phil Berna (Vancouver Rowing Club), and Vancouver’s Elias Ergas (UBC). Castaway Wanderers has further representation in Josiah Morra, while Pacific Pride duo Matthew Oworu and D’Shawn Bowen are also included.