Written By: Brock Smith Relentless. Tenacious. Formidable. Resolute. All in. These are just a few of the words often used to describe Jane Kirby, characterizing both her level of play while on the pitch, and her passion for the sport while off it. After amassing 30 caps for Canada’s national women’s team over a stalwart five-year spell, the 28-year-old native of Brampton, Ontario caught many off guard when she recently announced her retirement from international rugby, putting a bow on a career that included two stops at the Women’s Rugby World Cup. Though few knew it at the time, her...
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Written By: Brock Smith Note: We first ran this piece on Tevaughn Campbell in January as the 7s season was just taking off. Now, at the midway point to the season, Campbell is featuring regularly within the team and enjoying his stint with the Rugby Canada 7s, becoming popular with the squad and supporters alike. He had a mixed showing at the recent Canada 7s in Vancouver, in large part because opposing players have been warned about him. Considered a raw gem, Coach Damian McGrath feels Campbell can be a great 7s player. We take a look back on what...
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Written By: Karen Gasbarino-Knutt Vancouver knows how to put on a party. Regardless of the outcome for the host nation. The city has embraced the idea and the atmosphere necessary to host an event the magnitude of the World Sevens. It is remarkable that this was only Vancouver’s third time hosting the big show on the 7s HSBC World Series circuit and Rugby Canada’s third as hosting rugby union. They’ve done their homework - they’ve already made the Canada stop invaluable during its short time on the tour. Ædelhard was proud to be part of the weekend festivities, which for...
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