Canada Women’s 7s look to play in home soil again

The long-awaited return of the HSBC World Rugby Seven Series Women’s leg in Canada is finally over.

It has been reported that the Canadian leg of the Women’s Sevens Series is set to make its return this April in the Starlight Stadium.

It’s been a long two years for rugby players and fans like, as the pandemic put a halt in the sport.

Rugby Canada’s interim CEO Jamie Levchuk said “after a challenging period of time for both our sport and the Canadian rugby community,”

“It’s unique in that not many national teams get to play in the same facility in which they train,” said Canada interim head coach Jack Hanratty.

“There’s a real excitement and energy around that in our group.”

The tournament is said to be a two-day event with passes going on sale by Thursday, while single-day tickets will be up for sale by March.

The Canadian women have seemingly fallen from grace since winning a bronze medal in the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

With a major controversy months before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, losing their coach and a change in their player pool saw them finish disappointingly in 9th in Tokyo.

The team has since then been looking into how they can get their right footing back to the once-dominant team that they were.

“There’s been great conversations, and a great deal of honesty, about the challenge ahead. We want to tackle that head on,” said Hanratty.

The Girls now set their eyes on their return to the World Series as they also prepare for the Commonwealth Games and hopefully the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town, South Africa.