Canada women's national rugby union team

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Canada women's national rugby union team
Shirt badge/Association crest
First colours
Second colours
World Cup
Appearances8 (First in 1991)

The Canada women's national rugby union team is governed by Rugby Canada, and plays in red and black.[1][2] They were ranked 5th in World Rugby's inaugural women's rankings and are currently ranked as the second best team in the world.[3][4]

Team Roster[edit]

Squad to the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup[5]

Previous squads[edit]

Squad to the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Kim Donaldson Hooker 24 August 1983 British Columbia Burnaby Lake Rugby Club
Mary Jane Kirby Hooker 20 July 1989 Ontario Highland RFC
Olivia DeMerchant Prop 16 February 1991 New Brunswick Woodstock Wildmen RUFC
Hilary Leith Prop 29 December 1983 British Columbia Capilano RFC
Marie-Pier Pinault-Reid Prop 20 December 1988 Quebec CR Quebec
Laura Russell Prop 10 November 1988 Ontario Toronto Nomads
Tyson Beukeboom Lock 10 March 1991 Ontario Aurora Barbarians RFC
Latoya Blackwood Lock 19 August 1985 Quebec Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue RC
Kayla Mack Lock 9 May 1989 Saskatchewan Wild Oats RFC
Maria Samson Lock 2 February 1983 Alberta Calgary Hornets
Barbara Mervin Flanker 1 April 1982 British Columbia Velox Valhallians
Jacey Murphy Flanker 21 March 1989 Ontario Aurora Barbarians RFC
Karen Paquin Flanker 3 August 1987 Quebec CR Quebec
Kelly Russell Number 8 7 December 1986 Ontario Toronto Nomads
Stephanie Bernier Scrum-half 28 June 1988 Quebec CR Quebec
Julia Sugawara Scrum-half 27 November 1982 British Columbia Burnaby Lake Rugby Club
Emily Belchos Fly-half 27 April 1995 Ontario Markham Irish RFC
Julianne Zussman Fly-half 23 January 1987 Quebec Town of Mount Royal RFC
Andrea Burk Centre 7 April 1982 British Columbia Capilano RFC
Mandy Marchak Centre 24 November 1984 British Columbia Capilano RFC
Amanda Thornborough Centre 2 July 1990 Manitoba Brandon Barbarians RFC
Brittany Benn Wing 23 April 1989 Ontario Guelph Redcoats RFC
Jessica Dovanne Wing 3 February 1986 British Columbia Velox Valhallians
Magali Harvey Wing 16 August 1990 Quebec CR Quebec
Brittany Waters Wing 23 April 1983 British Columbia Meraloma Rugby
Elissa Alarie Fullback 31 January 1986 Quebec Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue RC

Results[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Cup record
Year Round Position P W D L F A
Wales 1991 Plate Winners 5th 5 3 1 1 80 37
Scotland 1994 Shield Finalists 6th 5 2 0 3 105 46
Netherlands 1998 3rd/4th place play-off 4th 5 2 0 3 52 163
Spain 2002 3rd/4th place play-off 4th 4 2 0 2 84 94
Canada 2006 3rd/4th place play-off 4th 5 2 0 3 145 28
England 2010 5th place match 6th 5 2 0 3 146 66
France 2014 Finalists 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 3 1 1 113 62
Ireland 2017 5th place match 5th 5 4 0 1 213 60
Total 8/8 39 20 2 17 938 556

Full internationals only. Last updated 9 August 2017

Rugby: Canada internationals 1987-
Opponent First game Played Won Drawn Lost Percentage
 Australia 2014 2 2 0 0 100.00%
 England 1993 26 4 1 21 15.38%
 France 1996 14 6 0 8 42.86%
 Hong Kong 2017 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Ireland 2002 3 2 0 1 66.67%
 Italy 1991 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Japan 1994 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Kazakhstan 1994 2 2 0 0 100.00%
 Netherlands 1998 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 New Zealand 1991 12 0 0 12 0.00%
 Samoa 2014 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Scotland 1994 6 5 0 1 83.33%
 South Africa 2009 4 4 0 0 100.00%
 Sweden 2010 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Soviet Union 1991 1 1 0 0 100.00%
 Spain 2006 3 3 0 0 100.00%
 United States 1987 36 19 0 17 52.78%
 Wales 1991 9 5 2 2 55.56%
Summary 1987 124 59 3 62 47.58%

Results[edit]

See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering

Full internationals[edit]

1980s[edit]

[17]
1987-11-14 Canada  3-22  United States Victoria, British Columbia [1/1/1]
[27]
1988-08-08 United States  26-10  Canada Saranac Lake [2/2/2]
[33]
1989-09-03 Canada  3-28  United States Edmonton [3/3/3]

1990s[edit]

[48]
1991-04-06 (WC) New Zealand  24-8  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [5/4/1]
[52]
1991-04-08 (WC) Wales  9-9  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [7/5/1]
[60]
1991-04-11 (WC) Canada  38-0  Soviet Union Cardiff [6/6/1]
[65]
1991-04-12 (WC) Canada  6-0  Italy Cardiff [7/11/1]
[68]
1991-04-13 (WC) Canada  19-4  Spain Cardiff [8/6/1]
[73]
1992-09-13 United States  13-12  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [11/9/4]
[80]
1993-06-08 (CC) Canada  22-8  Wales Brampton, Ontario [10/11/2]
[82]
1993-06-10 (CC) Canada  8-12  England Ajax Wanderers, Ajax, Ontario [11/15/1]
[85]
1993-06-12 (CC) Canada  3-60  United States Markham, Ontario [12/14/5]
[94]
1994-04-11 (WC) Canada  5-11  Wales Edinburgh Academicals RFC [13/16/3]
[101]
1994-04-15 (WC) Canada  28-0  Kazakhstan Edinburgh Academicals RFC [14/3/1]
[104]
1994-04-17 (WC) England  24-10  Canada Gala [21/15/2]
[110]
1994-04-20 (WC) Canada  57-0  Japan Melrose [16/6/1]
[114]
1994-04-23 (WC) Scotland  11-5  Canada Boroughmuir [8/17/1]
[153]
1996-09-08 (CC) Canada  3-88  New Zealand St. Albert [18/11/2]
[156]
1996-09-11 (CC) Canada  34-3  France Edmonton [19/37/1]
[159]
1996-09-14 (CC) Canada  14-22  United States Edmonton [20/22/6]
[168]
1997-07-06 Canada  12-21  United States Ajax, Ontario [21/23/7]
[190]
1998-05-01 (WC) Netherlands  7-16  Canada Amsterdam [35/22/1]
[198]
1998-05-05 (WC) Canada  6-72  England Amsterdam [23/44/3]
[208]
1998-05-09 (WC) Canada  9-7  France Amsterdam [24/47/2]
[215]
1998-05-12 (WC) Canada  6-46  United States Amsterdam [25/28/8]
[226]
1998-05-16 (WC) Canada  15-31  England Amsterdam [26/47/4]
[256]
1999-08-08 United States  16-11  Canada Saranac Lake, NY [30/27/9]
[257]
1999-10-13 (T99) Canada  18-15  United States Palmerston North, New Zealand [28/31/10]
[258]
1999-10-16 (T99) New Zealand  73-0  Canada Palmerston North, New Zealand [22/29/3]

2000s[edit]

[287]
2000-06-06 United States  10-17  Canada New York [33/30/11]
[291]
2000-09-23 (CC) Canada  0-41  New Zealand Winnipeg [31/24/4]
[293]
2000-09-27 (CC) Canada  10-34  England Winnipeg [32/64/5]
[295]
2000-09-30 (CC) Canada  9-15  United States Winnipeg [33/36/12]
[333]
2001-07-07 Canada  23-3  United States Twin Elm Park, Ottawa [34/37/13]
[334]
2001-08-05 United States  22-21  Canada Saranac Lake, New York [38/35/14]
[336]
2001-10-18 Wales  7-21  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [59/36/4]
[337]
2001-10-21 Wales  11-12  Canada Caerphilly [60/37/5]
[339]
2001-10-28 Wales  13-13  Canada Ebbw Vale [61/38/6]
[368]
2002-05-13 (WC) Canada  57-0  Ireland Barcelona [39/45/1]
[377]
2002-05-18 (WC) Canada  11-0  Scotland Barcelona [40/64/2]
[385]
2002-05-21 (WC) Canada  10-53  England Barcelona [41/84/6]
[392]
2002-05-25 (WC) France  41-7  Canada Barcelona [79/42/3]
[419]
2003-06-14 (CC) Canada  5-10  England Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver [43/91/7]
[421]
2003-06-20 (CC) Canada  18-13  United States Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver [44/47/15]
[422]
2003-06-28 (CC) Canada  18-21  England Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver [45/93/8]
[464]
2004-06-08 (CC) Canada  5-32  New Zealand Thunderbird Stadium, Vancouver [46/35/5]
[466]
2004-06-13 (CC) Canada  11-35  England Calgary Rugby Park [47/102/9]
[467]
2004-06-19 (CC) Canada  10-29  United States Edmonton [48/49/16]
[471]
2004-11-14 England  45-5  Canada Richmond [104/49/10]
[473]
2004-11-17 England  41-3  Canada Newbury [105/50/11]
[509]
2005-07-02 (CC) Canada  22-9  Scotland Ottawa [51/89/3]
[510]
2005-07-05 (CC) Canada  3-43  New Zealand Ottawa [52/39/6]
[511]
2005-07-08 (CC) Canada  5-32  New Zealand Ottawa [53/40/7]
[516]
2005-11-11 France  13-5  Canada Nantes [100/54/4]
[517]
2005-11-11 France  29-0  Canada Nanterre [101/55/5]
[548]
2006-04-29 Ireland  15-8  Canada Galway [74/56/2]
[552]
2006-05-06 Wales  16-11  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [100/57/7]
[554]
2006-06-10 United States  25-10  Canada Boulder, Colorado [53/58/17]
[555]
2006-06-13 United States  18-20  Canada Boulder, Colorado [54/59/18]
[559]
2006-08-31 (WC) New Zealand  66-7  Canada Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [60/43/8]
[567]
2006-09-04 (WC) Canada  79-0  Spain St. Albert Rugby Park, St. Albert [61/75/1]
[573]
2006-09-08 (WC) Canada  45-5  Kazakhstan Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [62/35/2]
[579]
2006-09-12 (WC) Canada  6-10  England Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [63/123/12]
[587]
2006-09-17 (WC) Canada  8-17  France Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton [64/111/6]
[642]
2007-08-27 United States  5-18  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [60/65/19]
[643]
2007-08-29 United States  7-45  Canada Blaine, Minnesota [61/66/20]
[652]
2007-11-04 Scotland  3-45  Canada Glasgow [106/67/4]
[653]
2007-11-09 Wales  3-25  Canada Cardiff [112/68/8]
[714]
2008-07-24 (NC) England  43-9  Canada Esher, England [145/69/13]
[715]
2008-07-26 (NC) Canada  15-0  United States Esher, England [70/65/21]
[716]
2008-07-29 England  24-0  Canada Esher, England [146/71/14]
[758]
2009-06-27 United States  17-25  Canada Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado [66/72/22]
[761]
2009-08-13 (NC) Canada  35-17  South Africa Oakville, Ontario [73/13/1]
[764]
2009-08-16 (NC) Canada  7-12  France Oakville, Ontario [74/137/7]
[766]
2009-08-19 (NC) Canada  10-15  United States Oakville, Ontario [75/69/23]
[768]
2009-08-22 (NC) Canada  0-22  England Fletchers Fields, Toronto [76/155/15]
[778]
2009-11-18 France  5-14  Canada Dijon [139/77/8]
[779]
2009-11-21 France  22–0  Canada Stade de France, Saint-Denis [140/78/9]

2010s[edit]

[790]
2010-01-12 United States  8-18  Canada Lakeland, Florida [71/79/24]
[791]
2010-01-16 United States  11-10  Canada Lakeland, Florida [72/80/25]
[829]
2010-06-14 Canada  14-8  United States Shawnigan Lake School [81/72/26]
[830]
2010-06-18 Canada  34-22  United States Bear Mountain Stadium, Langford [82/73/27]
[834]
2010-08-20 (WC) Canada  37-10  Scotland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [83/131/5]
[843]
2010-08-24 (WC) Canada  40-10  Sweden Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [84/66/1]
[849]
2010-08-28 (WC) Canada  8 – 23  France Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [85/148/10]
[855]
2010-09-01 (WC) Canada  41 – 0  Scotland Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [86/134/6]
[862]
2010-09-05 (WC) Canada  20 – 23  United States Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [87/78/28]
[899]
2011-08-02 (NC) Canada  52-17  South Africa Oakville, Ontario [88/25/2]
[902]
2011-08-05 (NC) Canada  35-17  United States Chatham-Kent, Ontario [89/80/29]
[904]
2011-08-09 (NC) Canada  10-22  England Oakville, Ontario [90/176/16]
[906]
2011-08-13 (NC) Canada  19-41  England Oakville, Ontario [91/177/17]
[1003]
2013-07-30 (NC) Canada  29-25  England University of Northern Colorado [92/202/18]
[1006]
2013-08-04 (NC) United States  29-17  Canada University of Northern Colorado [90/93/30]
[1007]
2013-08-07 (NC) Canada  53-15  South Africa University of Northern Colorado [94/31/3]
[1010]
2013-08-10 (NC) Canada  27-13  England Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado [95/204/19]
[1017]
2013-11-02 France  27-19  Canada Pontarlier, France [177/96/11]
[1018]
2013-11-05 France  6-11  Canada Amnéville, France [178/97/12]
[1020]
2013-11-13 England  32-3  Canada Twickenham Stoop, London, England [207/98/20]
[1038]
2014-04-15 Canada  51-7  United States Shawnigan Lake School, British Columbia [99/93/31]
[1039]
2014-04-19 Canada  14-10  United States Westhills Stadium, Langford, British Columbia [100/94/32]
[1047]
2014-06-06 Australia  0-22  Canada Tauranga, New Zealand [33/101/1]
[1049]
2014-06-10 New Zealand  16-8  Canada Tauranga, New Zealand [70/102/9]
[1050]
2014-06-14 New Zealand  33-21  Canada Whakatane, New Zealand [71/103/10]
[1058]
2014-08-01 (WC) Canada  31 – 7  Spain CNR, Marcoussis [104/106/3]
[1066]
2014-08-05 (WC) Canada  42 – 7  Samoa CNR, Marcoussis [105/20/1]
[1071]
2014-08-09 (WC) England  13 – 13  Canada CNR, Marcoussis [215/106/21]
[1080]
2014-08-13 (WC) France  16 – 18  Canada Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, France [190/107/13]
[1086]
2014-08-17 (WC) England  21 – 9  Canada Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, France [217/108/22]
[1114]
2015-06-27 (SS) Canada  22 – 40  New Zealand Calgary, Alberta [109/77/11]
[1116]
2015-07-1 (SS) Canada  28 – 36  United States Red Deer, Alberta [110/102/33]
[1118]
2015-07-5 (SS) Canada  14 – 15  England Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton [111/225/23]
[1142]
2016-07-1 (SS) Canada  52 – 17  England Regional Athletic Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah [112/233/24]
[1145]
2016-07-01 (SS) Canada  33 – 5  United States Regional Athletic Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah [113/104/34]
[1146]
2016-07-09 (SS) Canada  29 – 10  France Regional Athletic Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah [114/202/14]
[1166]
2016-11-19 Ireland  7–48  Canada UCD Bowl, Dublin, Ireland [144/115/3]
[1168]
2016-11-23 Canada  10–20  New Zealand Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland [116/83/12]
[1171]
2016-11-26 England  39–6  Canada Twickenham Stoop, London, England [239/117/24]
[1191]
2017-03-28 United States  5-39  Canada Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, Chula Vista, California [109/118/35]
[1192]
2017-04-01 United States  10-37  Canada Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, Chula Vista, California [110/119/36]
[1194]
2017-06-09 New Zealand  28–16  Canada Westpac Stadium, Wellington [85/120/12]
[1198]
2017-06-13 Canada  20–27  England Rugby Park, Christchurch [121/246/26]
[1199]
2017-06-17 Australia  5–45  Canada Smallbone Park, Rotorua [44/122/2]
[1208]
2017-08-09 Canada  98–0  Hong Kong Billings Park UCD, Dublin, Ireland [123/35/1]
[1214]
2017-08-13 Canada  15–0  Wales Billings Park UCD, Dublin, Ireland [124/180/9]

Other matches[edit]

[-]
2005-07-08 Canadian Barbarians  0-35  Scotland Ottawa(?) [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-05-02 Wales A  7-66  Canada UWIC, Cardiff [-/-/-]
[-]
2009-06-23 USA Development  7-10  Canada Development Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-08-17 (NACRA) Canada U20  62-0  Cayman Islands Nassau, Bahamas [-/-/-]
[-]
2008-08-20(NACRA) Canada U20  6-3  United States U20 Nassau, Bahamas [-/-/-]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Sport - Women's Rugby World Cup 2014: Canada beat France to make final". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Women's Rugby World Cup 2014: Canada stun hosts France to reach final against England". Telegraph.co.uk. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ "World Rugby Rankings". worldrugby.org. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Canadian women stand fifth in World Rugby's first world women's rankings". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  5. ^ Harrigan, Scott. "CANADA'S WOMEN'S RUGBY WORLD CUP ROSTER ANNOUNCED - ISN". Retrieved 2017-09-01.

External links[edit]