Nathan Hirayama: Career in picturesUpdated 8:12 AM ET, Fri March 10, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerNathan Hirayama is one of Canada's key international rugby players of the past decade. Hide Caption 1 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerHe has made a big impact since his Sevens World Series debut as an 18-year-old in 2006. Hide Caption 2 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerHirayama is the second Canadian to score 900 points in the world series. Hide Caption 3 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerAhead of the 2017 Vancouver Sevens, his home event, the 28-year-old had scored 953 points in 204 matches. Hide Caption 4 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerHe is just 20 points behind Canada's leading scorer Phil Mack, who is 19th on the series' all-time point-scorers' list.Hide Caption 5 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerHirayama, a flyhalf in the 15-a-side game, has played for Canada at the last two World Cups, including the 2015 event in Britain. Hide Caption 6 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerGoalkicking is one part of his game. Pictured at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, he has landed 274 conversions in sevens matches.Hide Caption 7 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerHirayama evades Mihai Macovei of Romania during Canada's 17-15 defeat at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.Hide Caption 8 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerWith rugby sevens making its Olympic debut at Rio 2016, Hirayama's focus has been on the shortened format of the game in the past two years. Hide Caption 9 of 10 Photos: Canada's rugby playmakerThe Canadian men had their Olympic funding cut after failing to qualify for the Brazilian tournament. The country's women, by contrast, won a bronze medal.Hide Caption 10 of 10Nathan Hirayama is one of Canada's international rugby veterans, having made his sevens debut as a teenager in 2006.More from SportWorld Masters Games: Man Kaur wins 100m gold -- aged 101Larry Bird's eye-popping entrance at NBA headquartersDale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of seasonWhy do racehorses love the beach?Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'Mentally and emotionally I'm not here'