Landry takes over from Kish

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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 while Kish was 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 home­town 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.

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