Quebec had a strong week-end at the New York Sevens this weekend!
First of all, Team Québec won the title in the senior women’s division, successfully defending the title acquired last year. It was with a 15-12 win against Scion Rugby Academy that the senior women’s team won the title.
On the men’s side, the Senior Premier team won the Bowl while the U18 Men’s team got their hands on the Plate.
Excellent performance also for the senior Clubs team, finalist of the Cup.
Finally, the U18 women’s team finished the tournament in 7th place.
Women Senior Team
On Saturday, November 26th, Rugby Quebec’s senior women’s 7s team participated in the elite category of the New York Sevens tournament. For a second consecutive year, Rugby Quebec won first place in the highest division on the women’s side. Starting the day with a draw against Northeast Academy’s top team, they showed character by winning their other two pool matches. From there, they easily won their semi and advanced to the final against the Washington Scions, a repeat final from the year before. It was not without struggle and perseverance that Jocelyn Barrieau’s squad won their fifth and game by a mere 3 points (15-12). Arielle Normandin’s incredible performance in this nail biter of a final is particularly noteworthy, as she performed not one but two try-saving tackles just short of Quebec’s try line. Congratulations to all Rugby Quebec players and staff for this feat, with a tip of the hat to Normandin, who won the Women’s MVP title.
Women U18 Team
On November 26th, the Rugby Quebec women’s under-18 team represented Quebec at the New York Sevens tournament. Playing in the elite program of the 7-a-side rugby tournament, the players worked hard for their convincing victory in the first game. However, the three other games unfortunately resulted in heartbreaking defeats. The group had more difficulty during the day, which prevented them from capitalizing. All the players gave maximum effort, but this didn’t allow the junior team to go far in the competition. The coaches, Jocelyn Barrieau and Hughanna Gaw encouraged the Quebec team throughout the day. Congratulations to the players, coaches and coaching staff for the efforts in proudly representing the province. With a good physical, tactical and psychological preparation, Barrieau’s squad intends to come back strong at the Canadian Championship, which will be held in Vancouver next March.