Ghislaine Landry takes over for Jen Kish as Canada rugby sevens captain

Landry takes over for Kish as sevens captain

Jen Kish may be back in action for the Canadian rugby sevens team but she won’t be captaining the squad.

Rugby Canada says veteran Ghislaine Landry, who led the team in Dubai in December when Kish was out injured, will continue as skipper at the Sydney Sevens.

The decision to change captains was made because Kish is no longer centralized with the team in Langford, B.C., and so is not part of the daily training environment, Rugby Canada said.

The 28-year-old Kish, who led Canada to the bronze medal at last summer’s Rio Olympics, has elected to train in her home town of Edmonton this season. Fellow veteran Ashley Steacy, 29, is doing the same thing out of Lethbridge, Alta.

Kish missed the first stop on the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series after aggravating a neck injury.

Toronto’s Landry, a longtime member of the Canadian team, ranks second in all-time scoring on the circuit with 617 points.

The Canadian men are also under new leadership, although it is likely more temporary.

Skipper John Moonlight relinquished the captaincy for tournaments in Wellington and Sydney after missing time in training due to his studies to become a firefighter.

Harry Jones led the team in Wellington with fellow veteran Nate Hirayama tabbed to captain the team in Sydney. But Hirayama injured a hamstring in New Zealand and will sit out the Australian stop, leaving Jones as captain.


The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Hang glider pilot rescued from Pincushion Mountain

Pilot was able to help guide rescue crews to her location

Car accident on Leckie Road backs up traffic

An accident involving a bus is blocking traffic driving near Dilworth Mountain

Top Okanagan wedding venue no longer allows wedding ceremonies

Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park and Kaloya Regional Park will no longer allow the ceremonies

Okanagan College has new entrepaneur-in-residence

Jason Richards, has been involved in a number of start-ups over his career

Kelowna Pride Society looks for community feedback

The society is already planning this year’s festivities

VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of B.C. overpass

Dash cam footage shows vehicle speeding across Brunette Avenue overpass in Coquitlam

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

The 32-year-old Kisenosato was the first Japanese-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Millennial Money: Don’t let Instagram envy get you into debt

A full 48 per cent of U.S. households have credit card debt

Jury debates fate of man accused of killing 12-year-old B.C. girl 40 years ago

Police allege Garry Handlen told a cop how he abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled Monica Jack in May 1978

Most Read