Rugby Canada Hosts Men’s 7s Trial Camp

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Story and Photos by Judy Teasdale

October 2, 2012, Shawnigan Lake, BC (ISN) – Over the September 28-30th weekend, Rugby Canada held a Men 7s trial camp at Shawnigan Lake School.  The camp was attended by experienced 7s players, some new to the series from 2011/2012 and a number of younger players.

This was the last camp prior to naming the team for the first stop on the IRB HSBC World Sevens Series at Gold Coast 7s October 13/14 which has 9 stops during 2012/2013 series : Australia, Dubia, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Scotland and England. 

Justin Douglas tries to get by Sean Fergusson and Josh Hart
Justin Douglas tries to get by Sean Fergusson and Josh Hart (Photo: Judy Teasdale)

The players were put through their paces all weekend staring Friday there was a 40m sprint test, drills and then a few games to end the day.  Saturday they were sectioned off to their positions for drills then had an afternoon off before more games later in the afternoon.  Sunday was a recovery session along with video review. 

Lucas Hammond passes left
Lucas Hammond passes left (Photo: Judy Teasdale)

The team was announced today and the list can be found on the team is made up of their experienced players and younger players with two new players first time being named to the team.  Mike Fuailefau and Justin Douglas. 

The team leaves at the end of this week and we wish them the best while in Australia.

Mike Fuailefau
Mike Fuailefau goes for a run (Photo Judy Teasdale)

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.