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Girl's Age-Grade Finals at UBC this weekend

December 01, 2017

This weekend will see the culmination of the Fall season for the BC Rugby Girls’ Age-Grade competition.  The final games across U14, U16 and U18 divisions will all be held on Sunday, December 3rd at the Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre at UBC.  A total of six matches will take place over ..

CANADA MEN'S UNDER-19 TEAM NAMED FOR NORTHERN IRELAND TOUR

November 27, 2017

LANGFORD, BC – Canada men’s under-19 head coach Dean Murten has announced his 30-player travelling roster for next month’s tour to Northern Ireland.The tour includes three fixtures between December 29th and January 2nd against development sides, with the 30 selected players schedul..

BC Rugby Weekend Preview: November 25th

November 24, 2017

Here are the games taking place in the BC Rugby senior divisions this coming weekend.  Quite a few top of the table clashes to look forward to, as well as some mid-table showdowns.  As always, you can see full fixture lists here as well as comprehensive results & standings for each lea..

Levale, Crossley & Moleschi named in Canada team for Dubai 7s

November 24, 2017

Langford, BC – Canada’s women’s sevens team head coach John Tait has named his roster for the upcoming Dubai Sevens, the first round of the 2017-18 HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series which begins next Thursday in Dubai. The tournament kicks off an important eight-month..

THE GROWING APPEAL OF MINI RUGBY

November 23, 2017

The weather held out last Sunday with perfect rugby conditions for the third annual Island Wide Mini Rugby Jamboree. Hosted by Victoria’s Castaway Wanderers, the non-contact skirmish saw almost two hundred kids from the Comox Valley Kickers, Westshore Velox, Cowichan RFC, Nanaimo Hornets, Cast..

BC's Harry Jones to lead Canada in Dubai and Cape Town Sevens

November 23, 2017

LANGFORD, B.C. — Canada’s men’s sevens head coach Damian McGrath has named 8 BC athletes in his team for the opening two tournaments of the 2017-18 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series season in Dubai, UAE and Cape Town, SA.McGrath’s roster, which is to be lead by North Vancouver&r..

Hunter Grant Receives 2017 Phil Mack Trophy

November 20, 2017

Hunter Grant has become the 2017 recipient of the Phil Mack Trophy for Outstanding Indigenous Youth Player.  The presentation took place at James Bay Clubhouse during the Thunder Rugby Esquimalt Academy Fundraiser this weekend, with 2016 recipient Crosby Stewart handing the trophy to a proud Gr..

Hundreds of Kids Attend Amazing Jamboree at Burnaby

November 07, 2017

A bright, crisp morning at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club was the setting for a wonderful day of youth rugby.  Over 350 children from 10 clubs across the lower mainland, flanked by an army of coaches, parents and other family members turned out for the largest Minis Jamboree of the fall season.Minis r..

Thunder Rookie Rugby Players Own the Half Time Show

November 06, 2017

Friday was a big night for Canadian Rugby.  The first game against a visiting Maori All Black team on Canadian soil and a record attendance for an international rugby fixture in this country.  But for a group of children and teenagers, Friday was about something even more special.The Thund..

BC's MACK TO CAPTAIN CANADA IN HISTORIC SHOWDOWN AT BC PLACE

November 02, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC – Canada head coach Kingsley Jones has selected his 23-man roster for Friday’s highly anticipated sold-out showdown against the Maori All Blacks at BC Place.  BC's Phil Mack will captain the team which includes fellow BC Bears players Guiseppe du Toit & Br..