Trinity Western rugby star Tausani Levale (Abbotsford, B.C.) will once again represent Canada with the senior women’s 15s team, as she was named to Rugby Canada’s roster for a two-game series against the USA Women’s Eagles on November 20th and 24th, 2019 in Chula Vista, Calif.
Levale, who joined the Spartans first-year program this fall after winning gold with Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games this past summer, made her debut as a substitute against Wales last fall, before starting the following game at inside centre against Scotland.
Most recently, Levale started at No. 10 for the BC Selects XVs in a game against the Seattle Saracens (Oct. 26), helping lead her team to a 29-15 win.
The Spartans women’s 7s team will make open their preseason this Friday with a scrimmage and training session with the University of the Fraser Valley (6-8 p.m.).
In the spring, Levale and TWU will compete in the 2020 Canada West Rugby 7s Series, joining what will now be an eight-team circuit, including Alberta, Calgary, UBC, Victoria, Lethbridge, Fraser Valley and UBC Okanagan.
The series opens January 18 and 19 in Edmonton (hosted by Alberta), before making its way to Vancouver (hosted by UBC) and finally to Vancouver Island in March (hosted by Victoria). The 2020 CW champion will be crowned based on cumulative series points.
The two-game Can-Am series will close out 2019 for Canada’s women’s squad as they continue their build to the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Fans can watch both games LIVE with a FloRugby subscription on www.florugby.com.
Elissa Alarie, Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue RFC/Westshore RFC (Trois Rivieres, QC)
Tyson Beukeboom, Cowichan Piggies (Uxbridge, ON)
Taylor Black, Oakville Crusaders (Oakville, ON)
Gillian Boag, Capilano/UBC (Calgary, AB)
Mackenzie Carson, Saracens (Abbotsford, BC)
Alysha Corrigan, CRFC (Charlottetown, PEI)
Sophie De Goede, Castaway Wanderers/Queens University (Victoria, BC)
Olivia DeMerchant, Fredericton Loyalists (Mapledale, NB)
Paige Farries, Westshore RFC (Red Deer, AB)
MP Fauteux, Abenakis de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC)
Fabiola Forteza, Club de Rugby de Quebec (Quebec Cuty, QC)
Madison Grant, Cornwall Claymores (Cornwall, ON)
Veronica Harrigan, London St. George’s (Lucan, ON)
Courtney Holtkamp, Red Deer Titans (Rimbey, AB)
McKinley Hunt, Aurora Barbarians (King City, ONT)
Lori Josephson, Guelph Redcoats, (Beaverton, ON)
Sara Kaljuvee, Toronto Scottish (Pickering, ON)
Brittany Kassil, Guelph Redcoats (Guelph, ON)
Tausani Levale, Abbotsford RFC / Trinity Western University (Abbotsford, BC)
DaLeaka Menin, Loughborough Lightning (Vulcan, AB)
Brianna Miller, Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue (Point-Claire, QC)
Mikiela Nelson, Capilano Rugby Club (North Vancouver, BC)
Temi Ogunjimi, Calgary Hornets RFC (Calgary, AB)
Irene Patrinos, Toronto Saracens (Mississauga, ON)
Shoshanah Seumanutafa, UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
Janna Slevinky, Kingston Panthers (St. Albert, AB)
Emma Taylor, HRFC / Railway Union RFC (Scotsburn, NS)
Alex Tessier, SABRFC (Sainte-clotilde-de-Horton, QC)
Canada vs USA
Nov 20, 2019 – 6pm ET/ 3pm PT
Canada vs USA
Nov 24, 2019 – 6pm ET/ 3pm PT