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Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament in Vancouver

Canadian Rugby Sevens Team

Vancouver is a stop on the World Rugby Sevens Series tour. The Canada Sevens is a two-day tournament featuring top rugby teams from around the globe.

If you are a rugby fan or a fan of sports in general, then this is an event you likely won’t want to miss. The tour returns to Vancouver from March 3rd to 5th in 2023.

 

Vancouver’s Canada Rugby Sevens

In 2022 there were 16 teams competing in Vancouver in the Rugby Sevens Tournament. There are normally 10 tournaments held around the world each year and the team with the most points out of all the tournaments wins.

In 2023 the event features both men’s and women’s teams, so there are two different cups to be won. In total, the tournament is set to feature 28 teams and 79 matches between March 3rd and March 5th.

 

The Teams at the Event

There are 28 teams participating at the Vancouver Rugby Seven Series in 2023.

The men’s side has 16 teams, which are Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, Spain, South Africa, Uruguay and USA.

The women’s side has 12 teams, which are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Fiji, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and USA.

 

Team Canada at the Rugby Sevens
Team Canada at Practice

 

Ticket Prices

Prices of tickets usually depend on if you want reserved seats and if you want to go for one day or the entire weekend. Ticket prices from 2022 are listed below. 2023 details are to be confirmed.

 

General Admission

At the 2022 Canada Rugby Sevens event, these tickets allowed you to sit wherever you wanted within the General Admission area but your seats weren’t reserved and anyone could take them if you decided to leave and come back later.

  • Single Day – $75
  • Weekend – $129

 

Reserved Seats

These seats were designated seats saved for ticket holders for the entire weekend. They ensured that you were always sitting with your group in the same spot with amazing views of the field.

  • Regular – $149
  • Sideline – $169

 

Premium Tickets

These seats each had their own perks such as behind-the-scenes access, private lounges, private bars and/or in-seat food services. Check the official website to see the specific extras included in each type of ticket.

  • 7s Access – $179 (not available in 2022)
  • Elite 500 – $279
  • Grosvenor Club – $299

 

Canada's Rugby Sevens Coach

 

The Rugby Sevens Schedule

Every game lasts for about 16 to 20 minutes, so they are very short. Games start almost immediately after the other. Each game is broken up into two 7-minute halves with a 2-minute half-time in the middle.

Below are the general times for when the games started and ended in 2022. 2023 details are to be confirmed.

 

Saturday, April 16, 2022

On the Saturday in 2022, the games started at 9:00 am with a clash between Argentina and France that ended in a tie. There were a couple of short breaks at around noon and 5:00 pm. Saturday games finished around 7 o’clock with South Africa beating Australia.

Team Canada’s men’s team played at 11:37 am against Australia and lost, they unfortunately lost again at 2:26 pm against South Africa, and at 6:05 pm they beat Spain to end the day on a win.

 

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

The Sunday games started at 9:00 am with the knockout rounds and ran until around 6:30 pm. There was a longer break at around 4:00 pm and a couple shorter ones earlier in the day.

The final match began at 5:58 pm with a medal presentation directly after the match finished. Argentina were the champions of the 2022 event, beating Fiji in the final. This was Argentina’s first ever win at a Rugby Sevens Series event.

Canada finished in 10th place, beating Japan and Scotland in the consolation quarterfinals and semifinals before losing to Ireland.

 

Team Canada Practice Video

We got to see the Canadian men’s team practicing at BC Place Stadium on September 17th in 2021 (so the day before the 2021 tournament). The following video is of what we saw.

 

 

Other Information

For more information about this tournament click Canada Rugby Sevens.

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