Rugby Canada

Head coach John Tait talks to his team during women’s sevens rugby action against Japan at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. A complaint from members of the Canadian women’s sevens team has prompted Rugby Canada to call in an independent investigator and revamp the team coaching staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Rugby Canada launches probe, revamps women’s 7s coaching staff after players complain

The sevens side is coached by John Tait, Rugby Canada’s director of women’s high performance

Head coach John Tait talks to his team during women’s sevens rugby action against Japan at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. A complaint from members of the Canadian women’s sevens team has prompted Rugby Canada to call in an independent investigator and revamp the team coaching staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Dustin Dobravsky trains at the Rugby Canada National Training Centre in Langford. (Canterbury photo)

Team Canada set to compete at 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Rugby Canada’s training centre in Langford prepares athletes for the international stage

  • Aug 25, 2019
Dustin Dobravsky trains at the Rugby Canada National Training Centre in Langford. (Canterbury photo)
Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria

Two local men inducted into the hall of fame April 26

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria
Captain Lucas Rumball will be playing back row Feb. 22 for Team Canada in Langford. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Canada’s first home game in the America Rugby Championships comes this Friday

It’s Canada versus Chile Feb. 22 at Westhills Stadium in Langford

Captain Lucas Rumball will be playing back row Feb. 22 for Team Canada in Langford. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)
Rugby’s Hans de Goede represented Canada 24 times from 1974 to 1987. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Greater Victoria rugby players named to national Hall of Fame

Former Canada captains, Oak Bay’s Mark Wyatt and Victoria’s Hans De Goede to inducted this spring

  • Jan 23, 2019
Rugby’s Hans de Goede represented Canada 24 times from 1974 to 1987. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Harry Jones scores a try during Canada’s 26-19 victory over the U.S., to help the team capture its first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup Championship in Singapore earlier this year. (Martin Seras Lima photo)

Canada men’s sevens team eye a top eight finish

Captain Harry Jones hopes to inspire rugby youth

Harry Jones scores a try during Canada’s 26-19 victory over the U.S., to help the team capture its first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup Championship in Singapore earlier this year. (Martin Seras Lima photo)
Canada’s women’s sevens team lost 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals of the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament at Westhills Stadium in Langford Sunday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Canada’s women’s sevens team falls 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals

Team will play for fifth place today at Westhills Stadium at 12:48 p.m.

  • May 13, 2018
Canada’s women’s sevens team lost 28-26 to the USA in the quarterfinals of the HSBC Canada Sevens tournament at Westhills Stadium in Langford Sunday morning. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
VIDEO: Canada’s women kick off sevens tournament with tough loss to Australia
VIDEO: Canada’s women kick off sevens tournament with tough loss to Australia
Hannah Darling drives past a New Zealand defender during last year’s final match of the World Rugby HSBC Women’s Sevens Series in Langford.                                 (Arnold Lim                                 / Black Press)

Limited tickets left for women’s rugby sevens in Langford

Organizers hope fans will fill the stands for world class event

Hannah Darling drives past a New Zealand defender during last year’s final match of the World Rugby HSBC Women’s Sevens Series in Langford.                                 (Arnold Lim                                 / Black Press)
Players from the Canada women’s sevens team practice at Westhills Stadium In Langford on Wednesday morning. The team takes on Australia on Saturday as part of the fourth stop in the HSBC women’s sevens series (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Local favourites in the lineup for women’s sevens at Westhills

Canada kicks off play against Australia on Saturday

Players from the Canada women’s sevens team practice at Westhills Stadium In Langford on Wednesday morning. The team takes on Australia on Saturday as part of the fourth stop in the HSBC women’s sevens series (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Canada team captain Ghislaine Landry carries the ball during action at the Sydney Womens Sevens tournament in Australia. Photo by Ian Muir/Rugby Canada

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the HSBC Women’s Rugby Series

A one-day promo code will be offered for ticket purchase

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

Rugby Canada receives funding for goal of earning World Cup berth

Rugby Canada could lose roughly $1 million annually if the men’s 15s doesn’t qualify

(Black Press file photo)
Al Charron gives a speech inside the new Rugby Canada Training Centre at the grand opening of the facility.                                 (Lindsey Horsting                                /News Gazette staff)

Rugby Canada’s new training centre is officially open in Langford

Al Charron thanked family and friends for the namesake honor at the ribbon cutting ceremony

Al Charron gives a speech inside the new Rugby Canada Training Centre at the grand opening of the facility.                                 (Lindsey Horsting                                /News Gazette staff)
Players from Team Canada get one last practice in at Westhills Stadium in Langford on Thursday. The team will take on Brazil as part of the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship at Westhills Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 17. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Men’s rugby team takes on Brazil on home turf

Game takes place at Westhills Stadium on Feb. 17

Players from Team Canada get one last practice in at Westhills Stadium in Langford on Thursday. The team will take on Brazil as part of the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship at Westhills Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 17. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Kelly Russell will play on the first ever women’s Barbarian team

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament
Poor weather conditions in the winter and high demand in the construction industry has delayed the opening of the Al Charron National Training Centre on Glen Lake Road in Langford by a few months. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Opening of high performance rugby centre in Langford has been delayed

Booming construction industry has set project back a few months

Poor weather conditions in the winter and high demand in the construction industry has delayed the opening of the Al Charron National Training Centre on Glen Lake Road in Langford by a few months. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Canada’s Women’s Rugby World Cup team scored a record 16 tries on route to defeating debutants Hong Kong 98-0 to open the tournament in Dublin, Ireland. Next up is Wales on Sunday. (Photo courtesy Rugby Canada)

Canada’s Women’s Rugby World Cup team scored a record 16 tries

Team Canada prepares to take on Wales on Sunday

  • Aug 12, 2017
Canada’s Women’s Rugby World Cup team scored a record 16 tries on route to defeating debutants Hong Kong 98-0 to open the tournament in Dublin, Ireland. Next up is Wales on Sunday. (Photo courtesy Rugby Canada)
Chelsey Minter is one of six players from Westshore RFC who will be a part of Canada’s entry into this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The 28-year old Sidney native will be participating in her first World Cup. (Kevin Light/Rugby Canada)

Six Westshore Valkyries set for Rugby World Cup

Colwood-based club hosting send-off barbecue Friday night

Chelsey Minter is one of six players from Westshore RFC who will be a part of Canada’s entry into this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The 28-year old Sidney native will be participating in her first World Cup. (Kevin Light/Rugby Canada)
Canada’s Brittney Benn jumps for the ball against New Zealand’s Michaela Blyde, right, during the Cup final at the Canada Womens Sevens rugby tournament Sunday at Westhills Stadium. The defending tournament and World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series champion Kiwis won 17-7 in Langford. Arnold Lim/Black Press

Cup final loss still marks best rugby sevens finish at home for Canada’s women

New Zealand captures the title again, with 17-7 win over the Langford-based crew

Canada’s Brittney Benn jumps for the ball against New Zealand’s Michaela Blyde, right, during the Cup final at the Canada Womens Sevens rugby tournament Sunday at Westhills Stadium. The defending tournament and World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series champion Kiwis won 17-7 in Langford. Arnold Lim/Black Press
Charity Williams drives to the end zone for the try. Team Canada won their second game of day two with a 17-10 victory over the Olympic gold medallist Australians at the World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series over Russia in Langford 24-10 to go 3-0 on Day 1. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)

Canada defeats Australia to advance to the finals.

Canada punches their ticket to the finals, defeating Australia 17-10 at Westhills Stadium

Charity Williams drives to the end zone for the try. Team Canada won their second game of day two with a 17-10 victory over the Olympic gold medallist Australians at the World Rugby HSBC Womens Sevens Series over Russia in Langford 24-10 to go 3-0 on Day 1. (Arnold Lim / Black Press)