Canadian Men come in 12th place in Cape Town.

Canada started off the Cape Town Sevens Series with a loss to Scotland, 21-14, then fell  to Australia in their second game of the day, losing 29-15. They rallied and ended day one with a convincing 28-7 victory over Wales.

Two major milestones were reached in their 28-7 victory. Douglas hit a career total 126 tries making him Canada’s leading all time try scorer and Hirayama’s four conversions pushed his career points total to 1,502. . He is only the fourth player to break 1500 points.

Canada ended the Cape Town Sevens series with a loss to Argentina in the Challenge Trophy Semifinals, 24-14.

Canada earned five points in Cape Town, putting them at 10 total going into 2019. They’ll continue their quest for Tokyo 2020 qualification in Hamilton, January 26-27th, 2019.

Canada Roster for Cape Town:

1.    Connor Braid – James Bay AA (Victoria, BC)
2.    Admir Cejvanovic – Burnaby Lake RFC (Burnaby, BC)
3.    Andrew Coe – Markham Irish (Toronto, ON)
4.    Cooper Coats – Halifax Tars (Halifax, NS)
5.    Justin Douglas – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
6.    Nathan Hirayama “C” – Unattached (Richmond, BC)
7.    Isaac Kaay – UVIC Vikes (Kamloops, BC)
8.    Patrick Kay – Castaway Wanderers (Duncan, BC)
9.    Luke McCloskey – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
10.  Josiah Morra – Toronto Saracens (Toronto, ON)
11.  Matt Mullins – Queen’s University (Belleville, ON)
12.  Jake Thiel – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
13.  Adam Zaruba – Capilano RFC (North Vancouver, BC)

Credit: Rugby Canada, The Province & IRB 7s