Date: March 9-11
Location: BC Place Stadium
Total Attendance: 77,000+ over the 2 days (an attendance record)
Weather: Perfect outside (and inside)!
Unfortunately, it wasn’t third time lucky for the Canadian men as they came up just short against the USA after tying Australia on the first day. That loss sent them to the trophy competition and unfortunately, a 14th place finish after a loss to Samoa in their final game. There are no easy games on the Sevens circuit and this competition proved it with many of the top teams exiting earlier than expected. Fiji proved their class and character once again winning the final. They did not disappoint!
For the Love of the Game Privateers in Attendance
We were 175 Strong this year – thank you for your participation!
And the Awards Go To!
Once again, the best costumes were by Matt and Susan Godfrey for their regal presentation. They continue to set a high bar for creativity and quality. We’re just glad Matt made it through without tripping on his robe and heading down the stairs!
Cowboy Elvis(s)…perfect blend of western and The King!
Best Post-Match Performance
Cam “Huggy Bear” Matte no colour commentary required.
Rookie of the Year
Everyone who made it out for their first trip to the Sevens. Welcome to the fun!
Young Rookie of the Year
Griffen Morgan who ruled the sidelines and collected the most signatures!
Favourite Player for the Men
Perry Baker – Proved he has evolved into the best Sevens player in the world right now. That guy is fast and makes some great plays!
Favourite Player for the Women
Too many comments and split votes to decide on just one. They should just make a calendar with one from each and raise some $$ for charity!
Favourite Player for Kim Berjian
Thor…oh ya… he was just there on the sidelines, Kim!
Allison’s Team Pick