After many setbacks and challenges to overcome, Canada’s Men’s Rugby Sevens squad made history this morning.
The men captured their first ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cup Trophy with a dramatic 26-19 win over the Americans in the final game. The Canadians finished the round robin yesterday with a record of 2-1, and had to go through three international powerhouses in the New Zealand All Blacks, England and the Americans to win their first Cup Trophy in program history.
“It feels great, I don’t think its really set in yet,” Rugby Canada players Harry Jones says, “to win here against our rivals the states, they were playing so well too, made it interesting there for sure but I’m just so proud of the boys right now.”
Jones emphasized the importance of this championship victory, noting Canada’s current rugby scene.
“it’s huge, we’re still a developing country for rugby, it’s massive for the little kids watching hopefully who are up whatever time it is back home,” Jones says, “but yeah it’s just really huge for Canadian rugby, just with the younger kids getting into rugby, it’s what we need right now.”
A historic day for Canadian rugby, and one that won’t soon be forgotten.