BCRN Midweek Update - July 2019

July 31 2019


Pacific Nations Cup 2019 - Canada arrive in Fiji
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U18 Western Championships This Weekend; Adam Roberts in NZ; Canada Men in Fiji; Kelowna 7s This Weekend



A little bit of this and that for a midweek Wednesday report, end of the month and we're coming up on our one month of hot summer weather on the west coast.

U!8 Western Championships

We've just wrapped up the U16 and U19 Western Championships where BC won it all, now the U18s move to Regina to compete for the Best of the West. BC are sending four teams a U17 and U18 boys and U17 and U18 girls. Below are links for the BC rosters and the Saskatchewan Rugby Union U18 Western Championship page.

BC U18 Teams

Saskatchewan Rugby U18 page

Adam Roberts in NZ

Adam Roberts sent us a quick note from NZ, where he's getting some quality coaching instruction, "I flew from Brazil with the U20’s to New Zealand.... I am interning with Counties Manukau of the Mitre 10... unreal combination of community and professionalism... very difficult to describe but yesterday at training two All Blacks showed up that weren’t picked for the Australia leg of the trip... they are playing this weekend for us. Sonny Bill Williams came up to me and said "Hi I'm Sonny Bill", everyone in the entire squad has come up and said hello! Amazing sense of community and the game here... however even New Zealand is feeling the pinch of shrinking crowds and participation..."

Canada Men in Fiji

Lot's of coverage in Fiji for the upcoming match. Fiji lost to Japan last match so they're feeling pumped to make amends in front of the home crowd. Going to be a tough one for Canada is the initial thought. Here are some articles:

https://fijisun.com.fj/2019/07/31/canada-here-for-test-jones/

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/jones-sends-message-from-fiji-on-what-mlr-can-do-for-game-in-canada/

https://fijisun.com.fj/2019/08/01/nakarawa-leads-the-flying-fijians-against-canada-radradra-makes-his-much-anticipated-return/

We'll have more when the rosters are announced.

Kelowna 7s This Weekend

The Kelowna Summerfest is this weekend, the 7s tournament is sponsored by The Rugby Shop and their FB page may be the best source for schedule and results: https://www.facebook.com/TheRugbyResource/

There are five teams in Elite, the host Coos, Fiji Blonde, Pacific Warriors, Rowers and Indigenous Thunder. There is also a Social and Youth bracket.

[ed. if you're looking to play there are some teams still looking to make a full roster, email editor@bcrugbynews.com]






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