Mac rugby coach leads Canada against universities of the world


poster_rugbysevens2010_2McMaster women’s rugby head coach Sandro Fiorino has been selected as the head coach of the Canadian men’s team which will compete at the 4th World University Rugby Sevens Championship in Porto, Portugal.

Fiorino has been with McMaster for the past four seasons and has led the Marauders to back-to-back Ontario University Athletics bronze medals. Under his direction, 12 Marauders have been named OUA Russell Division All-Stars, two have won major OUA awards and two players have been selected as Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Canadian.

For Fiorino, of Markham, this is his second World University Championships – he was the coach two years ago in Cordobo, Spain. Included on Fiorino’s squad are Brock University’s Mike Berry and McGill University’s Mike Davis.

Berry is a third year Geography major and plays flanker for the Badgers Varsity team. His club side is the Niagara Wasps RFC and he played rugby at Trenton High School.

Oakville native Davis is a 6’3 graduate of Appleby College in his hometown.

The tournament will be held July 21 – 24 inclusive. (www.rugby2010.up.pt) Canada has been drawn in Pool D with hosts Portugal, Kenya and Hungary. The twenty-four team tournament will be played over four days in the Portuguese coastal city.

The Canadian University Team includes three players from Western, two from Waterloo and two from the University of Victoria. Players from other schools include Queens, UBC, Calgary, Concordia and the University of Alberta each with one selection.