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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 depend on if you want reserved seats and if you want to go for one day or the entire weekend. Ticket types and prices for 2023 are listed below.


General Admission

At the 2023 Canada Rugby Sevens event, these tickets allow you to sit wherever you want within the General Admission area but your seats aren’t reserved and anyone can take them if you decide to leave and come back later.

  • Friday – $29+
  • Saturday/Sunday – $69+
  • Full Tournament – $149+


Reserved Seats

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

Reserved Seating:

  • Friday – $39+
  • Saturday/Sunday – $79+
  • Full Tournament – $179+

Sideline Seating:

  • Friday – $44+
  • Saturday/Sunday – $89+
  • Full Tournament – $199+


Premium Tickets

These seats each have their own perks such as 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.

Elite 500:

  • Friday – $79+
  • Saturday/Sunday – $159+
  • Full Tournament – $349+

Grosvenor Club:

  • Friday – $84+
  • Saturday/Sunday – $169+
  • Full Tournament – $369+


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 start and end in 2023.


Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Today’s first game is a women’s clash between Australia and Japan. They kick off at 9:15 am. The Canadian women’s team plays Ireland a few matches later, starting at 10:43 am. The last women’s match of the morning is at 11:08 am, which is when Brazil takes on USA. The afternoon session begins at 3:30 pm, but the Canadian women play at 5:20 pm against USA.

The men’s side of the tournament opens at 11:30 am with a match between Great Britain and Uruguay. Team Canada takes on Ireland at 1:45 pm. Great Britain plays Kenya at 5:54 pm. The Canadian men are up against Australia at 9:03 pm, which is the final match of the day.


Saturday, March 4th, 2023

On the Saturday in 2023, the women’s games start at 10:00 am with a clash between Japan and Spain. Canada plays Brazil at 11:28 am. The last women’s match of the Saturday finishes at around 5:40 pm.

Team Canada’s men’s team plays at 2:35 pm against Chile. Matchups after 3:28 pm depend on the standings. The final match of the day is from 9:03 until 9:25 pm.


Sunday, March 5th, 2023

The Sunday games start at 9:00 am and finish at 6:48 pm. Since this is the last day of the tournament, there are lots of knockout games to enjoy in both the women’s and men’s sides.

The bronze medal matches are at 5:07 and 5:29 pm. The women’s final starts at 5:56 pm and the men’s final kicks off at 6:26 pm. Medal presentations take place after.


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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