What does theHSBC Vancouver rugby 7s mean for Canadian Rugby?

Today marks the kickoff of the HSBS Vancouver rugby 7s tournament. This is going to be a great tournament showcasing some of the best rugby 7s in the world, with 16 countries competing in the tournament. With Canada not getting the outcome they wanted last weekend in Las Vegas, the expectation of the team is going to be even higher this weekend with them playing  in front of an almost sold out BC Place.

This is the first time ever the tournament has come to Canada, and the reaction by the fans is amazing, selling 95% of the tickets for the weekend. There will also be coverage by TSN for some of the games.

This tournament doesn’t only showcase the best of the best, it has attracted the inaugural age grade national sevens tournament featuring some rising talents in Canada. There are also social tournaments going with teams all over the world participating.

This is the kind of spotlight that is needed to highlight the best Canada has to offer for the world of rugby.

 

-Kyle Oleksy-Greekas

 

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