January 13, 2018 Victoria, BC (ISN) – With two month’s remaining until the Canadian Men’s Rugby Sevens side returns to play this March with a World Rugby Sevens stop at BC Place, Independent Sports News looks at some of the current Canadian line up that could hit the turf in Vancouver this March.
In this pictorial instalment, we take a brief look at Victoria’s Mike Fuailefua’s play.
The local Fuailefua, rumored to have taken to the pitch first as a community football player, would take to rugby at the age of ten. Rising up through the ranks of SMU high school rugby, University of Victoria’s rugby program, club ball with the Castaway Wanderers, and Canada’s U teams, he would get his first sevens match at the senior level in 2012 at the Australian-leg of the World Sevens tour. Since that time he has steadily become a driving force behind the national senior sevens side.
Continuing to prove in international play, Fuailefau’s noted powerful, yet mobile running style put himself in company with some of the world’s elite, being given the nod to the World HSBC Sevens Series Dream Team during their last stop prior to Christmas during the 2017-2018 Cape Town leg of the world tour. In nine matches this series Fuailefau as scored 4 or his career 44 tries for a total 20 points so far this year. Fauilefau was also a part to the 2015 Canadian gold medal sevens team at the Pan American Games in Toronto.
Look for “Fuli” at BC Place ,Vancouver March 10-11, 2018.