Canada began the two-day tournament with a resounding 38-7 loss to Samoa Saturday morning. The team rallied to win four straight matches before dropping the consolation final to finish 10th among 16 teams.
Canada’s best finish this season in Rugby 7s was a tie for seventh at a tournament in Hamilton, New Zealand. Reaching the Challenge Trophy final is a confidence boost heading into the final four tournaments of the season.
“No one likes to play in the bottom half,” said Kaay. “This is the first semifinal of any kind we’ve won this year. It’s a step in the right direction for us.”
Among the injuries Canada accrued, captain Nathan Hirayama was sidelined with fractured ribs while Adam Zaruba was out with a foot injury.
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