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Old 05-19-2017, 12:45 PM   #341
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I don't know the inner workings, but there is something strange there. In Alberta (and Southern Alberta) you have very successful university programs for womens rugby, and yet there is a lack of interest for this team?
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:49 PM   #342
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World Rugby Sevens Series Update Brought to you by HSBC and UCB.

This week:The final event of the season, from Twickenham, the London Sevens!



1st place: Scotland
2nd place: England
3rd place: Canada

Scotland defends their title beating the hosts in the final. It is a good tournament for Canada taking the bronze.



How did Canada do?

Win vs Fiji 22-19
Loss vs NZ 19-14
Win vs Japan 28-14
Win vs Argentina 28-7
Loss vs England 24-5
Win vs USA 22-19

Overall: 3rd place

Canada got off to a great start upsetting Fiji and then coming close against the Kiwis. They took the momentum into day 2 for a third place finish.

2016/2017 Overall Standings

1. South Africa
2. England
3. Fiji
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8. Canada

That is it for this year's series which was dominated by the South Africans who won half the events. It was a decent year for Canada especially after their slow start and a great improvement from a disappointing 13th place last season.
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There should be a shout out to the women's program.

Currently sitting comfortably 3rd in the table with 2 tournaments to go.

The Canadian women are a force in both 15's and 7's.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:09 PM   #344
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There should be a shout out to the women's program.

Currently sitting comfortably 3rd in the table with 2 tournaments to go.

The Canadian women are a force in both 15's and 7's.
Agreed the Canadian women are doing great. Unfortunately other than Dubai, Sydney and Vegas, where the tournaments are held at the same time as the Men's, the Women's game receives very little attention and TV coverage.

It looks like the Canadian Women's Sevens in on in Langford this weekend. Hopefully the event receives some attention in Canada.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:48 PM   #345
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Speaking of Sevens, New Zealand has officially pulled the plug on Wellington for next year, with the tournament to instead be played in Hamilton. As mentioned earlier in this thread, the Wellington tournament had been declining in popularity due to restrictive liquor laws, higher ticket prices, and poor marketing. I'm sure Hamilton will draw a decent crowd next year if only for the novelty factor, but if they run it the same way Wellington did the last 2-3 years then it's not likely to succeed in the long run. Hopefully the organisers pay attention to what went wrong with Wellington, because that used to be one of the biggest events in that city before the "fun police" ruined it.
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