Canada national rugby sevens team

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.

Canada
Rugby Canada logo.svg
UnionRugby Canada
Emblem(s)The Maple Leaf
Coach(es)Henry Paul
Most capsNathan Hirayama (363)
Top scorerNathan Hirayama (1,859)
Most triesNathan Hirayama (147)
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances7 (First in 1993)
Best result5th place, 2001

HistoryEdit

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series.

Player
Dubai South Africa New Zealand Aust­ralia USA Canada England France Hong Kong Sing­apore
Phil Berna 4 4 4 4 4 4
Connor Braid 6 6 6 6 6 6
Cooper Coats 8 8
Andrew Coe 5 5 12
Justin Douglas 8 8
Lucas Hammond 7 7 7 7
Mike Fuailefau 3 3 3 3 3 3
Nathan Hirayama 9 9 9 9 9 9
Harry Jones 11 11 11 11 11 11
Isaac Kaay 2 2 2 2 2 2
Pat Kay 10 10 10 10 10 10
Josiah Morra 5 13 13 13
Matt Mullins 1 1
David Richard 7 7 8 8 12
Theo Sauder 13 5 1 1 1 1
Jake Thiel 12 12 12 12 13 13
Conor Trainor 5 5
  • Italics indicates extra player who may join the squad to replace an injured player.

World Rugby Sevens SeriesEdit

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 seasonEdit

Season Rank Points Tourn­aments 1st
Cup
2nd
Silver
3rd
Bronze
5th
Plate
9th
Bowl
1999–00 6th 60 10/10 0 - Wellington 0 0
2000–01 8th 26 9/9 0 0 - 0 Shanghai
2001–02 12th 8 10/11 0 0 - 0 0
2002–03 12th 6 7/7 0 0 - Hong Kong Wellington[1]
2003–04 9th 22 8/8 0 0 - 0 Dubai
Hong Kong[2]
2004–05 12th 2 7/7 0 0 - 0 USA
2005–06 12th 4 8/8 0 0 - 0 0
2006–07 13th 8 8/8 0 0 - 0 0
2007–08 16th 2 8/8 0 0 - 0 0
2008–09 15th 3 5/8 0 0 - 0 0
2009–10 11th 15 5/8 0 0 - 0 Hong Kong
London
2010–11 15th 5 5/8 0 0 - 0 Hong Kong
2011–12 13th 33 5/9 0 0 0 0 USA
2012–13 12th 69 9/9 0 0 0 USA Wellington
2013–14 6th 90 9/9 0 Scotland USA 0 London
2014–15 9th 67 9/9 0 0 0 0 South Africa
2015–16 13th 40 10/10 0 0 0 0 Sydney
Canada
2016–17 8th 98 10/10 Singapore 0 London 0 0
2017–18 9th 76 10/10 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19 11th 59 10/10 0 0 0 0 Paris
2019–20 8th 67 6/10 0 0 Canada Hamilton 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.

TotalsEdit

Tournaments Played Won Lost Drawn Win Percentage Points Scored Points Conceded
168 914 399 497 18 43.65% 15,829 17,413

Last updated: 8 March 2020.[3]

Major quadrennial tournamentsEdit

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

Summer OlympicsEdit

Olympic Games record
Year Round Pos Pld W L D Qualifying
  2016 Did Not Qualify Lost 12-14 vs Russia in QF of the Final Qualification Tournament
  2020 Qualified Won 40–5 vs Jamaica at the 2019 RAN Sevens
Total - - - -

Rugby World Cup SevensEdit

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

Other tournamentsEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

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

Pan American GamesEdit

Pan Am Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2011 Finals 1st 6 6 0 0
  2015 Finals 1st 6 5 1 0
  2019 Finals 2nd 5 3 2 0
Total 2 Titles 2/3 17 14 3 0

World GamesEdit

World Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  2001 Quarter-finals 6th 6 1 5 0
  2005 Did not participate
  2009 Did not participate
  2013 Semi-finals 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.

Player recordsEdit

The following shows the Canadian statistical leaders based on World Series play.

Most matches
Rank Player Matches
1 Nathan Hirayama 363
2 Harry Jones 327
3 John Moonlight 318
4 Phil Mack 269
Mike Fuailefau 269
6 Justin Douglas 239
7 Conor Trainor 214
8 Pat Kay 209
9 Sean Duke 201
10 David Moonlight 179
Most points
Rank Player Points
1 Nathan Hirayama 1,859
2 Phil Mack 973
3 Harry Jones 782
4 Justin Douglas 725
5 Sean Duke 622
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 Nathan Hirayama 147
2 Justin Douglas 144
3 Harry Jones 126
4 Sean Duke 124
5 John Moonlight 116
6 David Moonlight 107
7 Phil Mack 95
8 Shane Thompson 75
9 Fred Asselin 63
Mike Fuailefau 63
Most conversions
Rank Player Conv
1 Nathan Hirayama 559
2 Phil Mack 246
3 Mike Danskin 135
4 Jeff Williams 105
5 Harry Jones 76
6 Marco di Girolamo 56
7 Derek Daypuck 42
8 Ed Fairhurst 37
Pat Kay 37
10 Connor Braid 29
Last updated: 8 March 2020.[4]

Note: Bold indicates active in 2019-20 season.

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