The speed, simplicity, and ease of play are all contributing to the sudden, exciting rise in popularity of Rugby 7s today. Rugby 7s is a variation of Rugby Union. When you’re watching the game, the most obvious difference is that Rugby 7s teams are made up of 7 players playing 7-minute halves.
In just a few years this game has come so far, especially for Rugby Canada women, who believe they have put rugby on the map in Canada and are pushing to be the best team in the world!
GoWestShore Magazine staff caught up with 5 Rugby 7s Olympians at their Rugby Canada home base in Langford, BC. The women were busy training for the start of the HSBC World Series in Sydney, Australia (January 26-27 where they won bronze!) but we managed to fit in a cover photo shoot anyway—out in the field in the pouring rain!