Canadian rugby sevens men finally get their chance to shine on Olympic stage

The wait is finally over for co-captain Nate Hirayama and the Canadian men's rugby sevens team. After failing to qualify for the 2016 Games in Rio, the sport's Olympic debut, the Canadian men booked their ticket to Tokyo in July 2019, going undefeated at the Rugby Americas North Sevens tournament in the Cayman Islands.

MLR: New England 28, Toronto 17

Toronto wrapped up a difficult Major League Rugby season spent entirely on the road with a loss to the Free Jacks on Sunday to fall to 5-11-0. The Arrows have spent the past four months south of the border, sharing facilities with Rugby ATL in suburban Atlanta because of pandemic-related travel restrictions.

Must See: Montero dances and sets up Tuculet for the try

Watch as Toronto Arrows wing Manuel Montero quick taps, then darts through several would-be tacklers, before springing countryman Joaquin Tuculet for a try under the posts.

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MLR: Toronto 34, Old Glory DC 28

MLR: Toronto 34, Old Glory DC 28

Guiseppe du Toit and Sam Malcolm scored their first tries of the season, and Andrew Ferguson notched a brace that featured a try-of-the-season candidate as the Arrows completed the 2021 double over Old Glory.

MLR: New York 31, Toronto 24

The Toronto Arrows fell to Rugby United New York in Major League rugby play Saturday. Mitch Richardson scored the beauty try after Joaquín Tuculet offloaded to him over the head of the New York defender to bring it to within seven points. But that's as close as they would come as the Arrows drop this one and have lost five in a row and seven of the last eight.

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MLR: New York 31, Toronto 24
Canadian men to face Wales and England in July rugby test matches

Canadian men to face Wales and England in July rugby test matches

The Canadian men's rugby team, which last played in October 2019 at the World Cup in Japan, will return to action in July against tough opposition in Wales and England. The 23rd-ranked Canadians will face No. 6 Wales on July 3 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff and No. 3 England on July 10 at Twickenham.

Arrows, Rugby ATL put friendship aside for the day as they meet again

Arrows, Rugby ATL put friendship aside for the day as they meet again

Sharing training facilities in Marietta, Ga., it's not unusual for players from Rugby ATL and the Toronto Arrows to cross each others' path. And as co-captain of Rugby ATL, Canadian flanker Matt Heaton is happy to share local dining recommendations and other tips with the visiting Canadian side. But it will be all business Saturday when the two teams face off in Major League Rugby play.

Members of Canada's women's sevens team test positive

Rugby Canada says some members of the women's seven program have tested positive for COVID-19 while completing quarantine after returning from competing in Dubai. "Most are currently asymptomatic, and all athletes and staff are in good health," Rugby Canada said in a statement.

Arrows take on MLR host Rugby ATL with a trophy on the line Saturday

The Toronto Arrows and Rugby ATL, who are sharing facilities in Marietta, Ga., will have a trophy on the line Saturday when they meet in Major League Rugby play. The two clubs announced Tuesday the creation of the Fire and Ice Cup, calling it a "commemoration of sportsmanship and unity through rugby."

Arrows score seven tries to thump Seawolves

Arrows score seven tries to thump Seawolves

The Toronto Arrows ran in seven tries Saturday to thrash the Seattle Seawolves 52-7 in Major League Rugby play. Both teams came into the game in need of a win ranked at the bottom in their respective conferences.

New rugby league to launch this summer

New rugby league to launch this summer

A new professional rugby league circuit is set to kick off this summer in North America. Organizers of the North American Rugby League say play will begin in June with 12 American teams. Two Canadian franchises, in Toronto and Ottawa, are slated to join in 2022.

Sloppy Arrows lose second straight to open Major League Rugby season

The Toronto Arrows fell to 0-2-0 after a sloppy performance in a 39-24 loss to the Utah Warriors in Major League Rugby play on Saturday.

Arrows beaten by Rugby ATL in Major League Rugby season opener

Returning to action after an absence of more than a year, the Toronto Arrows were beaten 21-14 by Rugby ATL in their Major League Rugby season opener Saturday.

Arrows train under the bubble before heading south of the border

Arrows train under the bubble before heading south of the border

The Toronto Arrows are under the bubble in nearby Whitby, gearing up for the March 20 start of the Major League Rugby season. The team is scheduled to leave Toronto on March 18 for its season opener against Rugby ATL two days later and will stay in Georgia until pandemic-related border restrictions allow U.S. sides into Canada.

Canadian women to open against Asian qualifier at 2021 Rugby World Cup

Canadian women to open against Asian qualifier at 2021 Rugby World Cup

The Canadian women will open the 2021 Rugby World Cup on Sept. 17 in Whangarei, New Zealand, against an Asian qualifier before taking on the U.S. and a European qualifier. World Rugby unveiled the tournament schedule on Thursday. The draw, grouping the 12 competing teams, was made in November.