Castaway Wanderers Mike Fuailefau. Photo courtesy Ian Muir/Rugby Canada
Castaway Wanderers Mike Fuailefau. Photo courtesy Ian Muir/Rugby Canada

Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team claimed silverware at the Sydney Sevens as they beat Samoa to claim the bowl title in the fourth event of the 2015-16 HSBC Sevens World Series.  The victory capped off a perfect 3-0 Day 2 for Canada after going 0-3 on Day 1. Next up for Canada is the USA Sevens in Las Vegas March 4-6 before the highly anticipated inaugural HSBC Canada Sevens at BC Place in Vancouver March 12-13.

Canada 32-21 Wales

Canada recorded six tries in an entertaining Bowl quarter-final against Wales as they ran out 32-21 winners in Sydney.

A blistering first-half performance saw the Canadians go into the huddle 22-7 in front after Sean White got a double and Adam Zaruba and Nathan Hirayama added a third and fourth effort, with Wales responding through Ben Roach’s crossing.

After the break the contest became a frantic affair as somehow Wales, despite being second best and after Hirayama’s brace, launched a remarkable fightback through tries from Kristian Phillips and Sam Cross that made it 27-21 to Canada.

Fortunately Harry Jones sealed Canada’s passage to the Bowl semi-finals though with a late score to end Welsh hopes.

Canada 35-12 Scotland

Harry Jones grabbed a hat-trick as Canada cruised past Scotland into their first bowl final of the season. Canada got rolling early on as Nathan Hirayama touched down inside a minute before adding his second of the game just a few minutes later.

Jones grabbed his first try of the game late in the second half but Scotland nabbed a try right on the interval as Jamie Farndale dove over. Despite a Gavin Lowe try, Canada was never really threatened as Jones touched down two more times to send Canada into the bowl final.

Canada 17-12 Samoa

A brace from Nathan Hirayama gave Canada their second piece of hardware of the season after beating Samoa in the bowl final. Pat Kay got things rolling for Canada before Hirayama touched down before converting his own try for a 12-0 lead at the interval.

Hirayama would stretch the Canadian lead to 17-0 and despite two late Samoan tries, Canada were never threatened and held on for their best finish of the season.


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