Another weekend of rugby sevens is in the books! With both men’s & women’s teams in action, we were treated to a jam-packed weekend of thrills, excitement, and ‘fancy dress.’ With the second leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series in the books, we take a look back at all that took place Down Under:
Team Canada saw the return of Jen Kish, who hadn’t played for the squad since their bronze medal performance at the Rio Olympics. Her additional leadership & talent boosted helped Canada have a sparkling tournament.
For every leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series, there is one invitational team. Papua New Guinea was the 16th team invited to participate at the Wellington & Sydney 7s. Chile will be the 16th team at Canada Sevens in Vancouver.
(Image: Sydney 7s)
The theme of the weekend was #GoColourful. Fans were encouraged to come in the most vibrant costumes they could find. These fans were on point.
Determination meets sacrifice.
This is what rugby sevens is all about. Fiji’s Jerry Tuwai and New Zealand’s Sherwin Stowers showcase how close these teams can be, even after an intense game.
These Sydney 7s fans came dressed for the humid weather with appropriate tropical attire.
Here comes the boom. Ready or not.
Dan Norton from England grasping at anything in order to make the tackle.
A little more splash of colour in the stands.
Rugby players do know how to fly. Ellia Green from Australia soars in for the try!
Canada’s mens squad, coming off a stellar performance in Wellington, faced an uphill battle in Sydney. With some key injuries, they had a short bench and fatigue started to show. They finished in 13th. Justin Dougla (Above) continues to shine bright for Canada and sits 6th on the series for Tries Scored following Sydney.
When he is not saving Gotham City, Batman enjoys the simple things, like rugby sevens tournaments!
Seabelo Senatla of South Africa continued his remarkable play on the 2016-17 World Rugby Sevens Series, earning nine tries in Sydney & taking home the HSBC Player of the Final award for the second straight tournament.
An epic semi-final saw Canada take down the home team, Australia. This exact moment saw two incredible feats of skill: An impressive line break from Ghislaine Landry and a terrific chase from Charlotte Caslick.
(Image: Stu Walmsley from rugby.com.au)
South Africa hoists the trophy…again. That makes it three wins out of four rounds. They currently are the team to beat.
What. A. Moment. This photo was captured as the final whistle blew and Canada’s Women claimed the Sydney 7s Cup Championship with a win over USA 21-17. It was all-around phenomenal play from the Maple Leafs. Jen Kish, Ghislaine Landry, & Brit Benn all made the Sydney Dream Team.
Want to see rugby sevens action when it comes to Canada for the HSBC Canada Sevens & HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens? The men will play at BC Place in Vancouver, BC on March 11-12 & the women hit Westhills Stadium in Langford, BC on May 27-28. Don’t miss out! More tickets available now!