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Rugby players from the Maritimes will play for Canada in international test matches

Rugby players from the Maritimes will represent Canada in international test matches.

Key Takeaways:

  • The rugby scene in Nova Scotia is expanding rapidly due to the construction of the first clubhouse in the region and upcoming Canada 15s games featuring local players.
  • The Haligonian has rugby playing experience, having competed for the Senior Men’s Canada team in both the 7s and 15s.

Following building the first clubhouse in the province and future Canada 15s matches featuring local talent, the rugby scene in Nova Scotia is experiencing a development spurt.

Cooper Coats stated, “I’m honored to represent Canada at any opportunity, but I believe that playing in front of my family, friends, and extended family will be quite the experience.

The Haligonian has experience playing on the international rugby stage, having participated in the 7s and 15s for the Senior Men’s Canada team. Now residing in Victoria, British Columbia, he often practices with the Canadian 7s squad. He’s been working toward it since he started participating in the sport at Citadel High School.

Playing at the highest level of sport I can is something I’ve wanted to achieve since I was a child. And for me, sevens has been that road,” he continued.

This summer, Coats will play for Canada in two international test matches, the first of which will be on July 2 in Halifax.

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At the Wanderer’s Grounds in the heart of Halifax, the game will be versus Belgium.

He declared that we’re just over the moon to see Wanderer’s Ground covered in scarlet.

The senior women’s 15s team from Canada is anticipating the game after a good international journey.

The Pacific Four Series, which consists of the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, was played in New Zealand this past month, according to Olivia DeMerchant.

The tournament is a warm-up for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, which will be held in New Zealand in October.

Rugby players from the Maritimes will represent Canada in international test matches.
Rugby players from the Maritimes will represent Canada in international test matches. Image from SaltWire

Along with Emma Taylor and Alysha Corrigan, two other Maritimes players represent Canada at the World Cup.

In August, the senior women’s team will compete in a test match at Wanderer’s Grounds.

I’m looking forward to the entire month of August. Our entire team will be soft-centralized over here. So, in Halifax, roughly thirty athletes will be preparing for the World Cup, she stated.

Coats hopes the new clubhouse will attract more players to the game.

He predicted that as more people take up the sport, they will consider rugby their sport.

Source: Global News

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