From the Editor's Desk - October 2017

October 12 2017

Olive Kilifi - Seattle

Dubai 7s Draw for Men and Women; Seattle Seawolves Sign Olive Kilifi; Caledonia Cup to Decide Maritime Champion Streamed Live on Saturday

Women's 7s

Canada pull Fiji, Ireland and Spain in their first pool. Fiji are always tough and can be unpredictable, Ireland are improving and Spain are a decent team as well. No weak teams in this pool, the only consolation is that Canada avoid Russia and England who are in a tough Pool B with Australia.

Men's 7s

It looks like the Canada v Kenya match will decide who goes through to the Cup round, South Africa are favourites to go through the pool round undefeated.

Seattle Seawolves

Olive Kilifi is well know to BCRN readers as a mainstay of the Seattle Saracens front row, he joins Ray Barkwill and Phil Mack from the BC Premier league. We expect a few more BC Premier league signings for Seattle Seawolves in the coming months.

Caledonia Cup from Blake Edwards

The Caledonia Cup is named after the fabled Caledonia RFC from Cape Breton who won the cup nine times in a row from 1929-1938. It is the oldest rugby trophy in Eastern Canada that's still in circulation. This year marks the 95th Caledonia Cup Championship. The Caledonia has been the pinnacle of men’s rugby supremacy in the Maritimes.

This year the Caledonia will be played for between the Fredericton Loyalists Rugby Football Club, who have won the Caledonia the most out of any club; 12 times in its history and last time in 2013. While the PEI Mudmen, have made it to Caledonia for the first time since 1955 and will looking for the cup to come back to the island.

The Hunter’s Corner PEI Mudmen defeated the Halifax Tars in the Nova Scotia Division 1 McCurdy Cup game while the Fredericton Loyalists got past the Belleisle Rovers in the New Brunswick McNair Cup final.

In the Maritime Elite League meeting the Fredericton Loyalists squeaked by the Mudmen on the island so this match will be a great tilt for Maritime rugby supremacy and bragging rights.

The game will be streamed live at Bell TV1 Webcast:

Kick off is at 1pm Atlantic time

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