Canada national rugby sevens team

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Canada
Rugby canada logo.png
UnionRugby Canada
Emblem(s)The Maple Leaf
Coach(es)Damian McGrath [1]
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances6 (First in 1993)
Best result5th place, 2001

The Canada national rugby sevens team competes at several international tournaments — the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens, Pan American Games and the Commonwealth Games.

History[edit]

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series.

Player
Dubai South Africa Aust­ralia New Zealand USA Canada Hong Kong Sing­apore England France
Connor Braid 6 6
Admir Cejvanovic 13 2
Cooper Coats 13
Andrew Coe 4 4
Justin Douglas 8 8
Lucas Hammond 7
Nathan Hirayama 9 9
Isaac Kaay 12 12
Pat Kay 10 10
Luke McCloskey 5 5
Josiah Morra 3 3
Matt Mullins 1 1
Jake Thiel 2 7
Adam Zaruba 11 11
  • Italics indicates extra player who may join the squad to replace an injured player.

World Rugby Sevens Series[edit]

The principal competition in which the Canada national rugby sevens team regularly competes is the World Rugby Sevens Series. Canada is one of the core teams that plays in every Series tournament.

Results by season[edit]

Season Final Rank Points Tourn­aments Cups 2nd Places
Silver Medals
3rd Places
Bronze Medals
Plates
5th Places
Bowls
Challenge Trophies
Shields
13th Places
1999–00 6th 60 10/10 0 0 - New Zealand Wellington 0 0
2000–01 8th 26 9/9 0 0 - 0 China Shanghai 0
2001–02 12th 8 10/11 0 0 - 0 0 Australia Brisbane
2002–03 12th 6 7/7 0 0 - Hong Kong Hong Kong New Zealand Wellington[2] 0
2003–04 9th 22 8/8 0 0 - 0 United Arab Emirates Dubai
Hong Kong Hong Kong[3]
0
2004–05 12th 2 7/7 0 0 - 0 United States USA France Paris
England London
2005–06 12th 4 8/8 0 0 - 0 0 South Africa South Africa
2006–07 13th 8 8/8 0 0 - 0 0 Australia Adelaide
2007–08 16th 2 8/8 0 0 - 0 0 South Africa South Africa
2008–09 15th 3 5/8 0 0 - 0 0 England London
2009–10 11th 15 5/8 0 0 - 0 Hong Kong Hong Kong
England London
0
2010–11 15th 5 5/8 0 0 - 0 Hong Kong Hong Kong Scotland Edinburgh
2011–12 13th 33 5/9 0 0 0 0 United States USA Hong Kong Hong Kong
2012–13 12th 69 9/9 0 0 0 United States USA New Zealand Wellington Japan Japan
2013–14 6th 90 9/9 0 Scotland Scotland United States USA 0 England London 0
2014–15 9th 67 9/9 0 0 0 0 South Africa South Africa Australia Gold Coast
United Arab Emirates Dubai
New ZealandWellington
2015–16 13th 40 10/10 0 0 0 0 Australia Sydney
Canada Canada
United Arab Emirates Dubai
2016–17 8th 98 10/10 Singapore Singapore 0 England London 0 0 United Arab Emirates Dubai
South Africa South Africa
Australia Sydney
2017–18 9th 76 10/10 0 0 0 0 0 Australia Sydney
2018–19 12th 10 2/10 0 0 0 0 0 0

Third place games/Bronze finals were introduced in the 2011-12 season. Starting in the 2016-17 season, Silver and Bronze medals were introduced, 5th place replaced the Plate, the Challenge Trophy replace the Bowl, and the 13th place replaced the Shield.

Totals[edit]

Tournaments Played Won Lost Drawn Win Percentage Points Scored Points Conceded
154 843 367 461 15 43.53% 14,485 15,950

Last updated: 10 December 2018.[4]

Individual records[edit]

Most matches
Rank Player Matches
1 John Moonlight 318
2 Nathan Hirayama 292
3 Harry Jones 268
4 Phil Mack 267
5 Justin Douglas 208
6 Conor Trainor 202
7 Sean Duke 201
8 Mike Fuailefau 198
9 David Moonlight 179
10 Ciaran Hearn 171
Most points
Rank Player Points
1 Nathan Hirayama 1,509
2 Phil Mack 973
3 Harry Jones 665
4 Sean Duke 622
5 Justin Douglas 630
6 John Moonlight 580
7 David Moonlight 553
8 Mike Danskin 480
9 Marco di Girolamo 392
10 Shane Thompson 375
Most tries
Rank Player Tries
1 Justin Douglas 126
2 Sean Duke 124
3 Nathan Hirayama 123
4 John Moonlight 116
5 David Moonlight 107
6 Harry Jones 103
7 Phil Mack 95
8 Shane Thompson 75
9 Fred Asselin 63
10 Ciaran Hearn 56
Marco di Girolamo 56
Most conversions
Rank Player Conv
1 Nathan Hirayama 444
2 Phil Mack 246
3 Mike Danskin 135
4 Jeff Williams 105
5 Harry Jones 75
6 Marco di Girolamo 56
7 Derek Daypuck 42
8 Ed Fairhurst 37
9 Pat Kay 28
10 Jason Hartley 27
Kyle Haley 27
Last updated: 10 December 2018.[5]

Note: Bold indicates active in 2018-19 season.

Major quadrennial tournaments[edit]

Canada competes to participate in two major global quadrennial tournaments — the Summer Olympics and the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Summer Olympics[edit]

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Brazil 2016 Did Not Qualify
Total 0 Titles 0/1 - - - -

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Bowl Semifinals =15th 6 2 4 0
Hong Kong 1997 Bowl Quarterfinals =21st 5 0 5 0
Argentina 2001 Quarterfinals =5th 6 3 3 0
Hong Kong 2005 Group Stage =18th 8 3 5 0
United Arab Emirates 2009 Plate Quarterfinals =13th 4 2 2 0
Russia 2013 Plate Champions 9th 6 5 1 0
United States 2018 Challenge Trophy 12th 5 2 2 0
Total 0 Titles 7/7 40 17 23 0

Other tournaments[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Canada playing New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Malaysia 1998 Quarterfinals 5th 5 3 1 1
England 2002 Plate semifinals 7th 5 2 3 0
Australia 2006 Quarterfinals 5th 4 2 2 0
India 2010 Bowl finals 10th 6 3 3 0
Scotland 2014 Bowl champions 9th 6 4 2 0
Australia 2018 Pool round =9th 3 1 2 0
Total 0 Titles 6/6 29 15 13 1

Pan American Games[edit]

Pan Am Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Mexico 2011 Finals 1st 6 6 0 0
Canada 2015 Finals 1st 6 5 1 0
Total 2 Titles 2/2 12 11 1 0

World Games[edit]

World Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Japan 2001 Classification matches 6th 6 1 5 0
Germany 2005 Did not participate
Chinese Taipei 2009 Did not participate
Colombia 2013 Third Place 3rd 6 4 2 0
Total 0 Titles 2/4 12 5 7 0
  • Rugby sevens was discontinued after the 2013 World Games due to the sport returning to the Olympics in 2016.

See also[edit]

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