Canada ended Day One at the NACRA Sevens with three wins

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Conor Trainor Photo Ian Muir 
 
CARY, NC – Canada ended Day One at the NACRA Sevens with three wins from three as they defeated the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana on Saturday. The winner of this tournament will gain qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, with Sunday’s action set to decide who will be heading to that showpiece event.

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John Moonlight – Captain (James Bay AA/Ontario Blues) Pickering, ON Photo Ian Muir 

Canada 45-0 BahamasCanada got off to a flying start as Harry Jones and Ciaran Hearn scored quickly to get them rolling before Hearn and Connor Braid added more tries before half-time. The second period was much of the same story as Hearn completed his hat-trick before Adam Zaruba scored two late tries to seal an impressive opening victory.Canada 38-7 Trinidad and TobagoCanada made it two wins from two in their NACRA Sevens pool campaign as they recovered to overcome Trinidad and Tobago 38-7 in North Carolina on Saturday. Despite conceding an early try, Canada hit back in the first-half with efforts from Zaruba, captain John Moonlight and Sean Duke, sending them in 21-7 in front.Further tries followed in the second-half from Nathan Hirayama, Tyler Ardron and Phil Mack, as the Canadians went into facing Guyana with a 100 percent record.Canada 51-0 GuyanaCanada sealed their third win of Day One in North Carolina as they beat Guyana with a comfortable 51-0 victory, with Mack adding three tries to his personal tally. Jones opened the scoring inside a minute before Connor Braid, Mack and Taylor Paris added their own five-pointers to make it a 24-point advantage at the break.It was more of the same after the huddle as a further try from Mack preceded Mike Fuailefau and Duke’s efforts before Mack would have the final say with his third of the game, with Canada’s pool action concluding against Cayman Islands on Sunday.All games from the NACRA Sevens can be watched LIVE at www.usarugbytv.com
 
Canada’s Roster for NACRA Sevens –  (Club), Hometown, Province
 
Tyler Ardron – (Ospreys) Lakefield, ON
Connor Braid – (London Scottish/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
Sean Duke – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
Mike Fuailefau – (Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
Ciaran Hearn – (Castaway Wanderers/Atlantic Rock) Conception Bay South, NL
Nathan Hirayama – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
Harry Jones – (Capilano RFC/BC Bears) North Vancouver, BC
Phil Mack – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
John Moonlight – Captain (James Bay AA/Ontario Blues) Pickering, ON
Taylor Paris – (Agen) Barrie, ON
Conor Trainor – (UBCOB Ravens/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
Adam Zaruba – (Capilano RFC/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
 
Senior Men’s Team Staff:
 
Liam Middleton – Head Coach
Kieran Crowley – Assistant Coach
Brian Hunter – Manager
Danielle Mah – Physiotherapist
Calum Ramsay – Performance Analyst
Gareth Lynch – Strength and Conditioning Coach
 
NACRA Sevens Schedule:
 
Saturday, June 13
 
Canada 45-0 Bahamas
Canada 38-7 Trinidad and Tobago
Canada 51-0 Guyana
 
Sunday, June 14
 
Canada vs. Cayman Islands – 9:22am ET / 6:22am PT
 

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