Langford, BC: Rugby Canada announced that an agreement has been reached between the Canada Men’s Sevens players and Rugby Canada.

The men’s 7s players have returned to the Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre, and resumed training and preparation for the 2018-2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series that begins in Dubai on November 30, 2018.

“We greatly appreciate the passion and commitment the players have shown throughout this process in their drive to be a competitive international Men’s 7s team,” said Allen Vansen, CEO, Rugby Canada.  “We fully support their goals of achieving unprecedented success on the World Rugby Sevens Series, and qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games.”

“We would like to thank the Men’s 7s players representative, Mel Reeves, for his assistance on the players behalf in reaching this agreement,” continued Vansen, “and would also like to express our appreciation to Mike Holmes, Mark Wyatt and Doug Tate for their assistance throughout the last few weeks in helping the players and Rugby Canada reach this agreement.”

The new Player Agreements will be effective dating back to October 1, 2018.