Written By: Andrea Burk Photo Credit: Ron LeBlanc Damian McGrath, Canada Men’s 7s coach, said it best at the BCRU Vancouver 7s Kickoff Luncheon: “Everyone played their role and played really well, together,” he recalled of the team’s first ever HSBC World Series win in Singapore in 2017.  Few experiences match that feeling where everything ‘flows’ and the team reaches a state of true performance. Resolution was about acceptance of perspectives and strengths through which comes group cohesion.  Performance is the direct result of this way of being and leads to higher functioning roles and the awareness of how to...
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Written By: Andrea Burk In the last issue of The Scrum, we followed the process Canada’s Women’s Sevens team took to overcome the challenge to become Olympic bronze medalists. Resolution is the stage where the gap closes between expectations and reality. It’s the small gap that opens the door from conflict to performance. It’s the point in the story of Pandora’s Box where the strife, distress, pain and fear start to make way and hope emerges. That moment where one thinks, “Ok, I can do this.” What does resolution look like? Feel like? There was a clutch moment caught on camera...
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Written By: Andrea Burk  Photo Credit: Ron Leblanc We all saw it. Canada's Olympic gold medal dreams vanished as they fell 17-5 to Australia – the eventual Olympic Champions – in the semi-finals at the Summer Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. In rugby sevens, there isn’t a lot of time to turn around from a loss. Canada had about an hour and a half to prepare for the bronze medal match and everyone was hurting. What does it take to move through a challenging place and come out on top? Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World Rugby Women’s 7s player of the year...
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Photos By: Greg Rigby Written By: Andrea Burk It’s about passion  “A passion for rugby, for the culture, for teammates and for an international sport experience,” is what the newcomer and NSWT International player from Quebec, Justine Pelletier, has to say about the opportunity she has to represent Canada at the Commonwealth 9s Championship in Brisbane, Australia on February 23 and 24, 2018. Rugby League is the new kid on the block when it comes to rugby in Canada. Rugby Union has been around for well over 125 years on this side of the pond, with 15s having higher participation numbers and rugby...
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