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.
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.
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.
Joaquín Tuculet's outstanding run and arced offload, over the head of the New York defender, to Mitch Richardson brings the Arrows to within seven points.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Like their Canadian counterparts in Major League Soccer, the Toronto Arrows are wondering where they will be able to play this year. The Arrows say they are ready for whatever comes their way in terms of guidance from local government and health authorities.
The British union representing former Toronto Wolfpack players says it is close to a settlement in excess of $1 million with majority owner David Argyle over unpaid wages.