Updates on Canada Men’s Sevens team at the Hong Kong stop on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on April 5-7, 2019.

Canada vs. Argentina

Canada fell to Argentina 19-14 in their opening match of the Hong Kong Sevens.

A series of errors by the Canadian squad in the first half had Argentina up 12-0. Nathan Hirayama was sent to the sin bin for an intentional knock on just before the break, giving Argentina the man advantage.

Canada got back into the game as speedster (and birthday boy) Justin Douglas broke free for a try off a Hirayama inside ball. With Argentina down two players, Connor Braid stretched the defense and ran in for the score. Hirayama was good for both conversions but it was too little too late as time wound down and Argentina took the match, 19-14.

Next up Canada faces France at 1:59am ET (April 6) /10:59pm PT (April 5).

Canada Roster:

Phil Berna – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)

Connor Braid – James Bay AA (Victoria, BC)

Admir Cejvanovic – Burnaby Lake RFC (Burnaby, BC)

Andrew Coe – Markham Irish (Toronto, ON)

Justin Douglas – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)

Mike Fuailefau – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)

Nathan Hirayama –Unattached (Richmond, BC)

Harry Jones – Captain, Capilano RFC (North Vancouver, BC)

Isaac Kaay – UVIC Vikes (Kamloops, BC)

Luke McCloskey – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)

Matt Mullins – James Bay AA (Belleville, ON)

David Richard – Mississauga Blues (Mississauga, ON)

Jake Thiel – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)


Unavailable due to injury

Cole Davis – Calgary Saints (Calgary, AB)

Lucas Hammond – Toronto Nomads (Toronto, ON)

Pat Kay – Castaway Wanderers (Duncan, BC)

Adam Zaruba – Capilano RFC (North Vancouver, BC)


Hong Kong schedule:

Canada 14-19 Argentina

Canada vs. France at 1:59am ET on April 6/10:59pm PT on April 5

Canada vs. Portugal at 5:17am ET/2:17am PT on April 6