BC Men's Teams Sweep Western Championships at U16, U18, U19 and Senior Level; Women Win Senior and U16 but Fall at U18 Level
There's no doubt Aaron Takel who is in charge of the men's programs at the BC level was proud of the results. He tweeted, "The sweep is complete! @bcrugbyunion male teams take the U16, U18, U19 and Senior Men Western Canada champions in 2019. Congrats to all players and staff involved". He had good reason to be proud and now with BCRU rugby management divided into men's, women's and development responsibilities it's perhaps a friendly competitive poke at his counterpart Darcy Patterson in charge of the women's programs.
The women did well at the U16 and senior level winning the Western Championships but they fell to Alberta at the U18 level. The BC U18 women didn't make the final, that was between two Alberta teams, Black and White. The BC U18 women defeated their younger counterparts BC U17 for the Bronze 22-0.
The men's U18 team won their Gold medal match 19-5 over Alberta Black, the BC U17 lost the Bronze match to Alberta White 12-5.
The competitions this year were divided into Eastern and Western championships instead of Nationals to reduce travel costs.
The club youth leagues start up in the fall but there are 7s tournaments with U19 divisions during the summer. The Langford 7s at Westhills Stadium takes place on August 31st, the day after the Canada vs BC match. Consider bringing a U19 team over for the weekend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Day 3 Results: U19 Boys Win Best of the West; Boys U16 BC Blue Undefeated; BC U16 Girls Undefeated
The Western Canadian Championship wrapped up with BC on top in all divisions. The U19 Boys won both games against the Wolf Pack, 33-7 and 36-19. The Boys BC Blue U16 team defeated all comers going 6-0 over the tournament, the same result for the Girls U16 team.
9:00 U19 Boys BC 36-19 Wolfpack Field 1
9:30 U16 Boys Wolfpack Black 29-7 Manitoba Field 2
9:30 U16 Boys BC Gold 12-7 Wolfpack White Field 3
10:30 U16 Girls Saskatchewan 0-44 Wolfpack White Field 1
10:30 U16 Girls Manitoba 0-53 Wolfpack Black Field 2
10:30 U16 Girls BC U15 7-17 BC U16 Field 3
11:30 U16 Boys BC Blue 19-12 BC Gold Field 1
11:30 U16 Boys BC U15 19-19 Wolfpack White Field 2
11:30 U16 Boys Wolfpack Black 17-26 Saskatchewan Field 3
12:30 U16 Girls BC U16 20-0 BC U15 Field 1
12:30 U16 Girls Wolfpack Black 20-0 Wolfpack White Field 2
12:30 U16 Girls Manitoba 39-0 Saskatchewan Field 3
1:20 U16 Boys Manitoba 24-17 Saskatchewan Field 1
1:20 U16 Boys BC Blue 17-14 BC U15 Field 2
Full results can be found on the BCRU tournament page.
Results from Day 1 & 2 - BC U19 Boys Win Match #1 Over Wolfpack, BC U16 Girls 4-0, BC Blue U16 Boys 4-0
After two days the Girls U16 team are 4-0 with Wolfpack Black giving them their toughest game, 29-12. The Boys BC Blue team are also 4-0 with Wolfpack White giving them their toughest match, 24-7. The BC U19 Boys also won their first match against the Wolfpack 33-7. Day 3 action is ongoing.
9:30 U16 Boys Wolfpack White 56-14 Saskatchewan Field 1
9:30 U16 Boys Wolfpack Black 7-38 BC Gold Field 2
9:30 U16 Boys Manitoba 7-34 BC U15 Field 3
10:30 U16 Girls Wolfpack White 5-27 BC U15 Field 1
10:30 U16 Girls Wolfpack Black 58-0 Saskatchewan Field 2
10:30 U16 Girls Manitoba 0-74 BC U16 Field 3
11:30 U16 Boys Wolfpack Black 10-10 Manitoba Field 1
11:30 U16 Boys BC Blue 56-12 Saskatchewan Field 2
11:30 U16 Boys BC U15 5-24 Wolfpack White Field 3
12:30 U16 Girls BC U16 29-12 Wolfpack Black Field 1
12:30 U16 Girls Wolfpack White 51-19 Manitoba Field 2
12:30 U16 Girls BC U15 42-0 Saskatchewan Field 3
1:30 U16 Boys BC Blue 31-5 BC Gold Field 1
9:30 U16 Boys BC U15 39-5 Saskatchewan Field 1
9:30 U16 Boys BC Blue 24-7 Wolfpack White Field 2
9:30 U16 Boys BC Gold 55-0 Manitoba Field 3
10:30 U16 Girls Manitoba 5-57 BC U15 Field 1
10:30 U16 Girls BC U16 49-0 Saskatchewan Field 2
10:30 U16 Girls Wolfpack Black 36-5 Wolfpack White Field 3
11:30 U16 Boys BC Blue 43-7 Manitoba Field 1
11:30 U16 Boys Wolfpack White 0-48 BC Gold Field 2
11:30 U16 Boys Wolfpack Black 37-7 Saskatchewan Field 3
12:30 U16 Girls Saskatchewan 5-22 Manitoba Field 1
12:30 U16 Girls BC U16 49-0 Wolfpack White Field 2
12:30 U16 Girls BC U15 12-5 Wolfpack Black Field 3
1:30 U16 Boys Wolfpack Black 21-32 BC U15 Field 1
1:30 U19 Boys BC 33-7 Wolfpack Field 2