Justin Douglas back from concussion to boost Canada at Hong Kong Sevens

By Machuki  Sundaa

Winger Justin Douglas has recovered in time from a concussion to line up for Canada at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.

The 2018 DHL impact player of the year missed out on the USA Sevens in Las Vegas and Canada Sevens in Vancouver last month because of the injury.

Douglas is Canada’s all-time leading try scorer with 129 tries and will be playing in his 48th tournament in Hong Kong.

According to the Canadian Press, the injury news is not encouraging for coach Damian McGrath with Lucas Hammond, Cole Davis, Pat Kay and Adam Zaruba all unavailable for the seventh leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series.

In Pool B, Canada, who are 12th in the standings with 35 points, will play Argentina, France and invitational side Portugal.

Argentina and France are ahead of Canada in standings; Argentina are eighth with 56 points and France 10th with 44 points.

Canadian Press said McGrath would look to Harry Jones to take over the captaincy from Nathan Hirayama.

The Canadian squad is represented by: Phil Berna, Connor Braid, Admir Cejvanovic, Andrew Coe, Justin Douglas, Mike Fuailefau, Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones, Isaac Kaay, Luke McCloskey, Matt Mullins, teenage debutant David Richard and Jake Thiel.

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