Canada team captain Ghislaine Landry carries the ball during action at the last Sydney Womens Sevens tournament in Australia. (Photo by Ian Muir/Rugby Canada)

Women’s Sevens Series returns to Langford

Canada looks to improve on last year’s silver medal performance

Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

The opportunity to pick up tickets for the hugely popular 2018 HSBC Women’s Sevens Series rugby games is just around the corner.

The HSBC Canada Rugby Women’s Sevens will be the fourth stop in a world tour that features 12 of the best teams in the world. In 2016, Canada finished third in the series. This year’s series got underway in Dubai on Nov. 30, and will conclude June 10 in Paris.

This will mark the fourth year in a row that Canada hosts one of the five stops on the tour in Langford. “We are truly excited to once again return to Westhills Stadium and the Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence in May,” Team Canada captain Ghislaine Landry said in a statement. “Based on the exciting atmosphere, world-class facility and support from the community of [Greater] Victoria and Langford, Canada sevens continues to be one of the favourite stops in the series for all 12 teams. I encourage all sports and rugby fans to get your tickets early and support us as we look to win gold on home soil.”

Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen said the tremendous support the team has received in the past puts it in good shape for the upcoming series. “As we begin to prepare for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, we have a dynamic and talented squad that is setting its sights on the series title this year,” he said. “Our players will be looking forward to playing in front of an enthusiastic and supportive home crowd in order to try and improve one more place over last year’s silver medal performance in Langford.”

For more information and full details of ticket prices and categories, go to canadasevens.com.

Tickets go on sale for registered early-bird customers at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5 for 48 hours, with ticket sales for the general public available at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7. Prices range from $42 for two-day general admission group tournament passes to $89 for two days of premium reserved seating. Prices for single-day tickets for the series, which takes place May 12 and 13, will be released in March.


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