March 16, 2019 Victoria, BC (ISN) – After a crucial injuries and a resultant disappointing 10th place finish last weekend as host team at the Vancouver Sevens, the men’s Canada Sevens team looks to get back to healthier form ahead of their next leg of the HSBC World Sevens play to next tale place in Hong Kong April 5-7th.
Canada went in to Vancouver down a speedy, but injured Justin Douglas, and left the Vancouver Sevens down two more players in leading Canadian point-getter in Nathan Hirayama (with a rumoured rib injury), and Adam Zaruba, sporting an air cast on his lower leg / ankle. The hopeful return of those players to Hong Kong will be important to the player versatility that Canada is slowly building to better compete with the top ten tier in the world, and a better result in Hong Kong. Fiji is poised as the favourite in the tournament, winning six of the last seven years, the only stutter being in 2014 when New Zealand would lift the Cup.
Here is a photo essay of Canada’s Vancouver Sevens play as seen through the lens of ISN photographer Erich Eichhorn.
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