2024 Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team Announcement

30 players named to Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team for 2024 Pacific Four Series 


Head Coach Kevin Rouet has named Canada’s travelling roster for the upcoming Pacific Four Series, the team’s first competition of 2024.  


The squad will convene in Langford for a training camp ahead of travelling to Los Angeles for the first match against the United States on April 28 at 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET. Canada’s second match will be against Australia on May 11 at 12:05am PT/3:05am ET (5:05pm local time) in Sydney, with the team then travelling to Christchurch to take on reigning Rugby World Cup champions, the New Zealand Black Ferns, on Saturday May 18 at 9:35pm PT/Sunday May 19 12:35am ET (4:35pm local time on May 19). 

Canada placed second in the 2023 Pacific Four Series, with wins over the United States and Australia and a loss to New Zealand in front of a record-breaking crowd in Ottawa. For the second year in a row, the Pacific Four Series will qualify teams for WXV, with the top three teams earning a spot in the top WXV tier, which is being hosted in Canada this fall.

“Since we hosted the Pacific Four Series in Ottawa last year, our team has continued to grow and develop with a very strong group of core players as we prepare to qualify for WXV and as we look forward to the 2025 Rugby World Cup,” said Rouet. “Many of our players have continued to play at a high level since we were last together for WXV in the fall, competing in Canada, internationally and on the HSBC SVNS Series. We are excited to be back together and to test ourselves in three matches against some of the top teams in the world in the Pacific Four Series.”  

Olivia Apps, Fancy Bermudez, Pamphinette Buisa, Sabrina Poulin and team captain Sophie de Goede join the squad after representing Canada at the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens last weekend. 

With a total of three Pacific Four Series matches on deck, Tyson Beukeboom, who has 65 caps for Canada, has the potential to surpass Gillian Florence (67 caps) as the most capped women’s rugby player of all time. Olivia DeMerchant (57 caps), Alex Tessier (48 caps) and Brittany Kassil (38 caps) are all closing in on significant cap milestones for Canada as well. 

Claire Gallagher and Sara Cline, who both earned their first caps for Canada during last year’s Pacific Four Series, have been named to the Canadian squad. Cassandra Tuffnail, Mahalia Robinson and Julia Omokhuale, who all earned their first caps in 2023 as well, have also been selected by Rouet. 

More information on the Pacific Four Series, including scores and results, can be found on the official website at world.rugby/tournaments/pacific-four-series. Broadcast details for the Pacific Four Series will be announced shortly. 


April 28: USA vs Canada (Los Angeles, CA) – TICKETS 

May 11: Australia vs Canada (Sydney, Australia) – TICKETS 

May 18: New Zealand vs Canada (Christchurch, New Zealand) – TICKETS





Alexandria Ellis (Ottawa, ON) – Barrhaven Scottish / Stade Français Paris    

Brittany Kassil (Guelph, ON) – Guelph RFC 

Cassandra Tuffnail (Heidelberg, ON) – Ealing Trailfinders 

Courtney Holtkamp (Rimbey, AB) – Red Deer Titans Rugby 

DaLeaka Menin (Vulcan, AB) – Exeter Chiefs  

Emily Tuttosi (Souris, MB) – Calgary Hornets / Exeter Chiefs 

Fabiola Forteza (Quebec City, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Stade Bordelais 

Gabrielle Senft (Regina, SK) – Castaway Wanderers / Stade Bordelais 

Gillian Boag (Calgary, AB) – Capilano RFC 

Julia Omokhuale (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Irish Rugby Club / Leicester Tigers 

Laetitia Royer (Loretteville, QC) – St-Anne-de-Bellevue / ASM Romagnat 

McKinley Hunt (King City, ON) – Aurora Barbarians / Saracens 

Olivia DeMerchant (Mapledale, NB) – Halifax Tars RFC 

Pamphinette Buisa (Gatineau, QC) – Ottawa Irish 

Sara Cline (Edmonton, AB) – Leprechaun Tigers / Western Force 

Sara Svoboda (Belleville, ON) – Brantford Harlequins / Belleville Bulldogs / Loughborough Lightning 

Sophie de Goede (Victoria, BC) – Castaway Wanderers RFC / Saracens 

Tyson Beukeboom (Uxbridge, ON) – Cowichan RFC / Ealing Trailfinders



Alexandra Tessier (Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, QC) – Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC / Exeter Chiefs 

Claire Gallagher (Caledon, ON) – Aurora Barbarians / Leicester Tigers 

Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) – NorWester Athletic Associations / Westshore RFC 

Julia Schell (Uxbridge, ON) – Guelph RFC /Castaway Wanderers / Ealing Trailfinders  

Justine Pelletier (Rivière-du-Loup, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Stade Bordelais 

Madison Grant (Cornwall, ON) – Cornwall Claymores 

Mahalia Robinson (Fulford, QC) – Town of Mount Royal RFC 

Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) – Lindsay RFC 

Paige Farries (Red Deer, AB) – Westshore RFC / Saracens 

Sabrina Poulin (St-Georges, QC) – Town of Mount Royal RFC 

Sarah-Maude Lachance (Victoriaville, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Lons Section Paloise 

Shoshanah Seumanutafa (White Rock, BC) – University of British Columbia / Chiefs Manawa 



Ashlynn Smith (Abbotsford, BC) – University of Calgary 

Audrey Champagne (Quebec City, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Université Laval 

Corinne Fréchette (Saint-Zéphirin-de-Courval, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Université Laval 

Demi Swann (Georgetown, ON) – Exeter Chiefs 

Eden Kilgour (Barrie, ON) – Westshore RFC / Aurora Barbarians 

Emily Belchos (Innisfil, ON) – Castaway Wanderers 

Emma Taylor (Scotsburn, NS) – Halifax RFC 

Jordan McLeod (Rivers, MB) – Brandon Barbarians / University of British Columbia 

Larah Wright (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Hornets RFC / University of Victoria 

Lizzie Gibson (Caledon, ON) – Oakville Crusaders / Queen’s University 

Magali Harvey (Quebec City, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Stade Bordelais  

Maggie Mackinnon (Sooke, BC) – University of Victoria 

Maya Montiel (Dieppe, NB) – University of Ottawa / Saracens 

Mikiela Nelson (North Vancouver, BC) – Capilano RFC 

Mya Brubacher (West Montrose, ON) – Kingston Panthers / Queen’s University 

Rachel Smith (South Surrey, BC) – University of British Columbia 

Rosalie Lepage (Quebec City, QC) – Université Laval 

Taylor Perry (Oakville, ON) – Oakville Crusaders