Toronto Arrows Updates – November 2023

Toronto Arrows Cease Operations and Will Not Compete in 2024 MLR Season

It was shocking news for the Canadian rugby community, in particular MLR fans and Arrows supporters, as both the Arrows and MLR announced they won’t participate in the 2024 MLR season. The MLR went even further announcing the “Toronto Arrows will cease operations, effectively immediately”.

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BC Rugby Weekend of November 25th 2023

BC Premier Week 6 Results & Rosters: UBC Fall to Burnaby; Caps Topped by CW; Ravens Edge Pride; Lomas Dominate Bays; Westshore Defeat Vikes

It’s the last weekend of action in BC Premier before the winter break. The Lomas go into the break as the only undefeated team sporting a 6-0 record and a +255 point differential.

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World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series 2024

World Rugby Announce 2024 HSBC Sevens Challenger Series Schedule and Teams

The Tier 2 competition to gain promotion to the World Rugby 7s series has been announced along with the qualifying teams. Canada are in the Tier 1 competition but if either the men or women finish in places 9 to 12 at the end of the season, they’ll have to compete against the top 4 from this group in an 8 team tournament, the top 4 earning their place in the 2025 Tier 1 series.

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BC Rugby Youth 7s

BC Bears U18 Girls 7s Squad Named for Global Youth Sevens

BC Rugby is delighted to announce the BC Bears U18 Girls 7s squad travelling to compete at the inaugural Global Youth Sevens Gold Coast 2023 tournament in Australia this December.

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UBCOB Ravens – November 2023

Ravens Loose but Still Win Ravens 57 – Caps 19: Match Report by Peter MacDonald

On another fine fall afternoon the Ravens continued their homestand hosting the Capilanos before a good crowd which was bolstered by players and coaches visiting BC for the university championships being held in Langley at TWU. Among the visitors was Ontario referee Stephen Stothers-Robertson who handled the game well under the watchful eye of assessor Alan “Huddy” Hudson.

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From the Editor’s Desk – November 2023

MLR 2024 League Structure Announced; Update on the National U20 and U18 Programs; MacDowell U19 to Mexico 7s

MLR have shown a bit about the 2024 season but haven’t released the schedule yet. There are a lot of questions around the U20 program and the JWRT tournament that haven’t been answered yet. There’s word that the U18 program is on the chopping block. MacDowell Rugby announce the girls team heading to the Mexico 7s.

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Men’s University Rugby Championship 2023

UBC Claim 5th University Championship Title In Dominating Win Over UVic

It wasn’t a result many would have predicted, a 41-7 one-sided match in the final. These two teams met twice in October with the Vikes winning one +5 and the T-Birds winning the other +6. There didn’t appear to be much between the teams.

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BC Rugby Weekend of November 18th 2023

BC Premier Week 5 Rosters & Results: Westshore Down Bays; Lomas Dominate Burnaby; Pride Overcome CW; Ravens Topple Caps

Week 5 wrapped up with the two undefeated sides, Meraloma and Pacific Pride, maintaining their perfect record. The two university sides, UVic and UBC, are competing in the Canadian University Championships and will meet in the final on Sunday.
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