BC well represented as Canada names Men‘s and Women’s Sevens Squads for Edmonton

HSBC Canada Sevens makes Edmonton debut following return in Vancouver

Following their return to the pitch at the 2021 HSBC Canada Sevens Vancouver, Canada’s National 7s teams have announced their squads for Edmonton’s edition of the tournament this weekend.

BC is once again well represented in Canada’s Men’s and Women’s National Sevens squads. This weekend will mark the debut of the HSBC Canada Sevens in Edmonton, with the event taking place at Commonwealth Stadium, September 25-26.

The Men’s squad sees eight BC natives called up for action, with two BC stars featuring in the Women’s team.

Congratulations to Vancouver’s Phil Berna (Vancouver Rowing Club) and Nicholas Allen (UBC Thunderbirds), Abbotsford’s Jake Thiel (Abbotsford RFC), and Victoria’s Ciaran Breen (Cowichan RFC), Jack Carson (UBC Thunderbirds), Matthew Percillier (UBC Thunderbirds), Brennig Prevost (Castaway Wanderers) and Anton Ngongo (Castaway Wanderers) on their selection to the Men’s squad.

Congratulations to Abbotsford’s Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford RFC) and Victoria’s Kiri Ngawati (Westshore RFC) on selection to the Women’s squad!

UBC Thunderbirds First Year Centre Florence Symonds also earns her first Senior National call-up following a two-try debut in the Canada West Championship last weekend!

Canada's Men's Sevens in action against Spain in Vancouver

Canada‘s Men’s Sevens Roster

Last weekend at BC Place, Canada’s new-look men’s squad featured a wealth of up-and-coming talent and finished in sixth place overall after an inspired weekend of competition.

Canada’s Men’s Sevens Roster:

Phil Berna (Vancouver, BC) — Vancouver Rowing Club

Jake Thiel (Abbotsford, BC) — Abbotsford RFC

Matt Oworu (Calgary, AB) — Pacific Pride

Nicholas Allen (Vancouver, BC) — UBC Thunderbirds

Alex Russell (Chichester, UK) — McGill University

Ciaran Breen (Victoria, BC) — Cowichan RFC

Jack Carson (Victoria, BC) — UBC Thunderbirds

Matthew Percillier (Victoria, BC) — UBC Thunderbirds

Brennig Prevost (Victoria, BC) — Castaway Wanderers

Josiah Morra (Toronto, ON) — Toronto Saracens

Andrew Coe (Markham, ON) — Markham Irish RFC

Thomas Isherwood (Okotoks, AB) — Foothills Lions RFC **

Anton Ngongo (Victoria, BC) — Castaway Wanderers

Canada Women’s Sevens Roster

Canada’s Women’s team – also with an influx of new faces on the pitch and sidelines – capped off their two-day tournament in Vancouver with a win to finish third in the Women’s Fast Four event.

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Roster

Olivia De Couvreur (Ottawa, ON) — Ottawa Irish

Renee Gonzalez (Toronto, ON) — UVic Vikes

Temitope Ogunjimi (Calgary, AB) — Calgary Hornets RFC

Chloe Daniels (Sutton, ON) — Queens University

Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) — Lindsay RFC

Nakisa Levale (Abbotsford, BC) — Abbotsford RFC

Emma Chown (Barrie, ON) — Aurora Barbarians

Alysha Corrigan (Charlottetown, PEI) —CRFC/Saracens

Florence Symonds (Discovery Bay, HK) — UBC Thunderbirds **

Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) — Nor’Wester Athletic Association

Asia Hogan-Rochester (Toronto, ON) — Toronto Nomads

Sabrina Poulin (Saint-George de Beauce, QC) — Town of Mount Royal Rugby

Kiri Ngawati (Victoria, BC) — Westshore RFC

** Notes Senior Sevens debut

Canada's Women's Sevens score a try against Mexico in Vancouver