Canada’s Senior Women’s and Men’s Sevens teams both secured their qualification for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa later this year by winning the Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens Qualifiers this past weekend.
Having gone unbeaten on Day 1 against Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico and Jamaica, scoring 155 points and without conceding a single point in return, Jack Hanratty’s Women’s team then beat the Cayman Islands 77-0 on Day 2 to secure their place in the final, setting up a rematch with Mexico. Keyara Wardley, Bianca Farella, Asia Hogan Rochester, Elissa Alarie and Nakisa Levale tries secured a 33-0 victory and their place at the World Cup.
Next up for the Women’s team is their home tournament, the HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens at Starlight Stadium in Langford, BC. Tickets are available here.
“We’re really pleased to have secured our place at the Rugby World Cup Sevens. It was great to get some game time into the team and to put on such convincing performances this weekend, and we are excited to continue with this cohesion going into Langford. The squad is now brimming with confidence and is looking forward to the prospect of competing in Cape Town, South Africa later this year.” Senior Women’s Sevens Head Coach Jack Hanratty