Rugby Canada

Canada’s Sophie De Goede prepares to take a shot at goal during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. De Goede is up for World Rugby’s Women’s 15s Player of the Year award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Victoria-born captain of Canadian women’s rugby team up for international award

Sophie de Goede up against three others for Player of the Year award

 

Canada’s Alysha Corrigan, second right, is supported by teammate Maddy Grant as France’s Maelle Filopon, second left, comes in to help in the tackle in the bronze medal game of the women’s rugby World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.12, 2022. The Canadian women return home from the Rugby World Cup proud but disappointed after a tournament that saw them impress prior to running into a classy French side in the bronze-medal match.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Canadian women find themselves at a crossroads after 4th place at Rugby World Cup

Captain Sophie de Goede says Canada could be a powerhouse if it’s invested in

 

Sarah Bern of England runs at the defense during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Canadian women push top-ranked England to the limit in Rugby World Cup semifinal

Third-ranked Canada gave No. 1 England all it could handle in a hard-hitting, physical affair

 

Canada captain Sophie de Goede holds the ball during a Women’s Rugby World Cup game against Japan in Whangarei, New Zealand on Oct.8, 2022. Canada may have already booked its spot in the quarterfinals but it still has plenty to play for Saturday when it wraps up Pool B action at the Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Canadian women hurting but still winning at Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Third-ranked undefeated Canadian women wrap up Pool B play Saturday versus USA

Canada captain Sophie de Goede holds the ball during a Women’s Rugby World Cup game against Japan in Whangarei, New Zealand on Oct.8, 2022. Canada may have already booked its spot in the quarterfinals but it still has plenty to play for Saturday when it wraps up Pool B action at the Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Maiakawanakaulani Roos of New Zealand runs at the defense during the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match between Australia and New Zealand, at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct.8. 2022. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)

Canada, New Zealand book quarterfinals at Women’s Rugby Cup

Canadians beat Italy 22-12 Sunday, sealing their spot

Maiakawanakaulani Roos of New Zealand runs at the defense during the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match between Australia and New Zealand, at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct.8. 2022. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian women post comfortable 41-5 win over Japan to open Rugby World Cup campaign

Canada has qualified for all nine World Cups, finishing runner-up to England in 2014

Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian women head to Fiji for one final test before Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Canada moves up one spot in the world rankings this week to No. 3

Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Bianca Farella of Canada looks to tackle Daniela Alvarado of Mexico during first half rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women have turned corner ahead of Rugby World Cup Sevens

Fifth-seeded Canada plays China in first game as tourney starts Friday in Cape Town

Canada’s Bianca Farella of Canada looks to tackle Daniela Alvarado of Mexico during first half rugby action at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)

Cowichan’s Breen youngest to make Canada’s World Cup rugby sevens roster

Shawnigan Lake School product loving every minute of it

Cowichan’s Ciaran Breen is playing in the Rugby Sevens World Cup. (Submitted by Ciaran Breen)
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Coach says Canadian women are on the rise ahead of Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Canadian women placed fifth at the last World Cup, in 2017 in Ireland

Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada huddles up after Italy scores a try at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canadian women’s rugby team bests Italy 34-24 in Langford

First time women’s 15s have played at home in 7 years

Canada huddles up after Italy scores a try at Starlight Stadium on July 24. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she shrugs off a tackle by Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium on April 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Canada women’s 15s face Italy in Langford on July 24

Game marks first of two summer matches in Canada

Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she shrugs off a tackle by Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium on April 30. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Canada’s Senior Men’s 15s team coach Kingsley Jones looks on during the team’s warm-up prior to the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway against the US Eagles, at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Canada men’s 15s beats Belgium 45-0 in Halifax

First of two tests against European competition this month

Canada’s Senior Men’s 15s team coach Kingsley Jones looks on during the team’s warm-up prior to the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway against the US Eagles, at the Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she shrugs off a tackle by Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium on April 30. Rugby Canada has announced women’s age grade rugby programming is set to return later this year for U18, and next year for U20 and U23. (Black Press Media file photo)

Women’s age grade rugby returning by 2023: Rugby Canada

U18 programming is set to return later this year while U20, U23 will return in 2023

Canada’s Keyara Wardley smiles as she shrugs off a tackle by Spain during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium on April 30. Rugby Canada has announced women’s age grade rugby programming is set to return later this year for U18, and next year for U20 and U23. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sophie de Goede starred as Canada beat the U.S. in her first game as captain. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Victoria born de Goede captains Canada women’s 15s to beat U.S. 36-5

Sophie de Goede, just 22, captained Canada for the first time

Sophie de Goede starred as Canada beat the U.S. in her first game as captain. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Players from Canada and Spain run onto the field during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium in April. Rugby Canada is combining the women’s and men’s tournaments at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver starting in 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)

Women’s sevens rugby event shifts from Langford to Vancouver for 2023

HSBC World Rugby Seven Series tournament to be combined with men’s event

Players from Canada and Spain run onto the field during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series stop at Starlight Stadium in April. Rugby Canada is combining the women’s and men’s tournaments at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver starting in 2023. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada’s Brock Webster runs for his second try against Scotland during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Brock Webster runs for his second try against Scotland during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, as she runs on her way to scoring a try, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama

Island strong in Canadian women’s rugby roster chosen for New Zealand showdown

Two Cowichan and two Victoria players on Langford-picked squad headed to Pacific Four Series

Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, as she runs on her way to scoring a try, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama
Krissy Scurfield greets young fans after a game during the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series tournament in Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Late call-up Krissy Scurfield makes her mark at women’s sevens event in Langford

Scurfield wasn’t in the original lineup for this HSBC Women’s Sevens Series stop

Krissy Scurfield greets young fans after a game during the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series tournament in Langford. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Canada celebrates the win over the US in the HSBC Sevens Women’s Series tournament in Langford on May 1. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Canada win against U.S. in fifth-place final

Canada win against U.S. and Fiji on Sunday after loss to strong New Zealand team

Canada celebrates the win over the US in the HSBC Sevens Women’s Series tournament in Langford on May 1. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
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