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Canadian rugby sevens women look to medal at Pan Ams

Captain Jen Kish and high-scoring Ghislaine Landry will lead Canada's women's rugby sevens team at the Pan Am Games.

Team coming off 2nd-place finish at Sevens Series

Canada will be captained by Edmonton native Jen Kish, whose possess unprecedented tackling and power with the ball in her hand. (Ian Muir/Rugby Canada)

Captain Jen Kish and high-scoring Ghislaine Landry will lead Canada's women's rugby sevens team at the Pan American Games.

The July 10-26 competition marks the first Pan Am women's rugby play. Canada won the men's event four years ago in Guadalajara.

The six-team women's tournament will be played July 11-12 at BMO Field, which will also host the men's play.

Canada is coming off a second-place overall finish on the Women's Sevens Series, a campaign that included a first-ever tournament win in Amsterdam.

That finish assured the women of Olympic qualification.

Kish, who possess unprecedented tackling and power with the ball in her hand, is looking forward to making more history at the Pan Am Games. 

"The whole team is excited to suit up in Toronto and play in front of the passionate Canadian crowd," she said. "Their support for us around the world has been unbelievable and we can't wait to see them in Toronto."

Landry led the 2014-15 World Series with 301 points and was second in tries with 39.

Canadian women's rugby sevens team for Pan Am Games:

  • Britt Benn, Napanee, Ont.
  • Hannah Darling, Lakefield, Ont.
  • Bianca Farella Montreal, Que.
  • Magali Harvey, Quebec City, Que.
  • Sara Kaljuvee, Ajax, Ont.
  • Jen Kish, Edmonton
  • Ghislaine Landry, Toronto
  • Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake
  • Karen Pacquin, Quebec City
  • Kelly Russell, Bolton, Ont.
  • Ashley Steacy Lethbridge, Alta.
  • Natasha Watcham-Roy, Gatineau, Que.

With files from CBCSports.ca

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