There are nonetheless some particulars to be labored out, however what is for certain is that Kévin Rouet will likely be on the helm of Canada’s ladies’s rugby union group till the 2025 World Cup, which will likely be performed in England.
Rouet, who was current in Madrid in current days the place Canada confronted South Africa and america within the worldwide window, confirmed the information.
“We’re nonetheless speaking, but it surely’s being accomplished,” summarized the one that had held the place on an interim foundation since March 2022. I’ll take the publish for the subsequent cycle. »
Plunged into the warmth of the motion simply seven months earlier than the New Zealand World Cup when Rugby Canada severed ties with head coach Sandro Fiorino, Rouet is now in a significantly better place.
Canada’s fourth-place end in New Zealand final November demonstrated Canada’s potential within the eyes of the Worldwide Rugby Federation.
“We’re risking receiving funds from World Rugby,” the previous Rouge et Or head coach confided to Laval College, which he led to their first nationwide title in 2019. Rugby shouldn’t be a sporting tradition in Canada and no matter our affiliation’s efforts, our price range will stay considerably decrease than the opposite groups within the prime 10.”
“World Rugby wish to make sure that we proceed to get good outcomes to proceed Rouet. With safety in hand and higher funding, it turns into simpler to work. We’ll have a extra secure line-up and I’ll have extra individuals with me. Cash isn’t the whole lot, but it surely helps. »
Not like the Rugby 7s program, which is centralized in Langford, British Columbia, the 15s program has gamers grouped advert hoc by occasion.
Canada’s Keyara Wardley in motion on March 5 in a match in opposition to Fiji.
“This 12 months after the World Cup, there are six women who haven’t been to Spain as a result of they couldn’t avoid their job for worry of dropping their job,” defined Rouet. This can be a drawback in Canada the place the women have jobs in contrast to the very best groups on the earth the place the gamers play rugby for a dwelling. »
Rouet is commonly in his suitcases. He travels the nation to see provincial groups in motion and visits skilled circuit golf equipment in England and France.
“You will need to construct relationships with skilled golf equipment. It opens doorways. The English championship is the very best on the earth and the French championship is simply behind. We have now a number of gamers in each circles. The women don’t make the large dwelling, however they are often paid with an honest wage and advantages. »