BC reps Marchak, Moleschi, Waters named to Sevens World Cup roster
Published Thursday, May 30, 2013
by Rugby Canada Communications

Read the full Rugby Canada roster announcement

With less than one month before the Rugby World Cup Sevens, Canada’s Women’s Sevens head coach John Tait has released his roster that will compete in Moscow, Russia. Having finished the inaugural Women’s Sevens World Series in a successful third position, Canada is looking for a strong performance at the Rugby World Cup.
After finishing the first two tournaments in Dubai and Houston disappointing sixth and seventh positions, Canada rounded out the season with a third-place finish in Guangzhou and a second-place finish in Amsterdam.
The three-day event runs from June 28th – June 30th in Moscow, Russia.
Canada head coach, John Tait:
“Our team performances recently in London and Amsterdam really gave us a lot to consider in this World Cup selection, with untimely injuries to a few of our regular performers, it gave the opportunity to a few of our depth charted athletes to put themselves forward in the selection process.”
“Our forwards really stepped up in those last two tournaments; they had to with all of the reshuffling and new combos in the backs we used. Karen Paquin and Kelly Russell were steady workhorses, making good decisions with the ball in hand and continuing to give us a lot of go forward. Mandy Marchak continued to show she is a threat from anywhere on the field and keeps bothering opposition with her robust style. Jen Kish had an amazing tournament, being named MVP in Amsterdam and really hit her best form again when the team needed it the most. She led by example on the field and you can see the confidence she brings to her teammates when she plays like that.”
Kayla Moleschi has been out rehabbing from a back injury she has been carrying for awhile, with the injuries to Ghislaine Landry and Ashley Steacy, she ended up playing a lot more minutes then we had planned for her. She has the tenacity in her play that belies the size of her frame and she is fearless on both attack and defense in taking on anything in front of her.“

Brittany Waters played a key role coming off the bench as a finisher for us these last two tournaments. She has simplified her approach and is versatile enough to not only cover a few positions but to really add to our attack when she comes onto the field.”
Canada’s Roster for Moscow, Russia – Name, (Club) Hometown
Arielle Dubissette-Borrice, (Toronto Scottish RFC) Toronto, ON
Bianca Farella, (Town of Mount Royal RFC) Montreal, QC
Magali Harvey, (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
Jennifer Kish, (Edmonton Rockers RFC) Edmonton, AB (Captain)
Ghislaine Landry, (Toronto Scottish RFC) Toronto, ON
Mandy Marchak, (Capilano RFC) Winnipeg, MB
Kayla Moleschi, (Williams Lake Rustlers) Williams Lake, BC
Heather Moyse, (Toronto Scottish RFC) Summerside, PEI
Karen Paquin, (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
Kelly Russell, (Toronto Nomads) Bolton, ON
Ashley Steacy, (Lethbridge Rugby Club) Lethbridge, AB
Brittany Waters, (Meraloma Athletic Club) Vancouver, BC
Travelling Reserves
Jessica Dovanne, (Velox RFC) Victoria, BC
Julia Greenshields, (Sarnia Saints) Sarnia, ON
Non-Travelling Reserves
Elissa Alarie, (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Rugby Club) Trois-Rivieres, QC
Megan Gibbs, (Markham Irish RFC) Barrie, ON
Cheryl Phillips (Toronto Scottish RFC) Scarborough, ON
Amanda Thornborough, (Brandon Barbarians RFC) Brandon, MB
Julianne Zussman, (Town of Mount Royal RFC) Montreal, QC
Senior Women’s Sevens Staff:
Head Coach: John Tait
Assistant Coach: Sandro Fiorino
Strength and Conditioning: Tyler Goodale
Physiotherapist: Adrienne Stinson
Manager: Meaghan Howat

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