Caden Wilson Vancouver Highlander #16

Caden Wilson Announced as 16th Signing for Vancouver Highlanders

Caden Wilson has been named as the 16th Vancouver Highlanders signing. Caden is a young second row player who represented Canada at the U20 level in 2023 and 2022 and won a national championship with the BC U19 team in 2022. He currently plays for UBC.

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Reid Watkins Vancouver Highlander #15

Reid Watkins Announced as 15th Signing for Vancouver Highlanders

Reid Watkins has been named as the 15th Vancouver Highlanders signing. A talented scrum half who was a key part in the Seattle Seawolves run to the MLR final in 2022. He has played BC Premier with Burnaby since 2017 and was a member of the BC Bears team that won the McTier Cup in 2017. Originally from Okotoks, Alberta he has also has competed  in wrestling at an elite level.

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Vancouver 7s 2024 Celebrations

Bentall Centre Announces Friday Afternoon Pre-Tournament Celebration: Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Music, Discount Parking, Shuttle Service

The Bentall Centre on Burrard Street announced a noon to 4pm Vancouver 7s kick-off party on Friday that includes a beer garden, food trucks, DJs plus discount parking and a shuttle service to BC Place.

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BC Rugby Match Updates – February 15th 2024

Seattle Seawolves Beat Pacific Pride 79-7: Canada Selects Match on Wednesday

A top MLR team vs an Academy team, it’s a good reminder of the difference in levels. The score was 50-0 at the half so the Pride can be credited with adapting a bit and making the second half 29-7. The Pride are always a level below their top form when the spring season begins and they bring in new players to replace those picked up by MLR or graduating after the fall season. Last season in February after the break they were beaten 48-10 by UBC.

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Payton Teneycke Vancouver Highlander #14

Payton Teneycke Announced as 14th Signing for Vancouver Highlanders

Payton Teneycke has been named as the 14th Vancouver Highlanders signing. Payton has come through the Canada U18, Canada U20 and UBC pathway.

Another UBC player has been added to the Highlanders roster, that makes six so far including a potential all UBC front row of Teneycke, Bossi and O’Flaherty. Payton was selected to the University All Star team at tighthead prop in UBC’s latest championship run in November 2023.

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Scholarships for Graduating BC High School Students

Friends of Rugby to Award Ten $2000 Scholarships and Two $3000 Scholarships: Application Form

‘BC Friends of Rugby’ is a group of passionate rugby people who are trying to give back and help grow our sport. This group is led by Eddie Evans, Mark Reid, Morris DeCotiis and John Middleton. They are involved in a number of plans to help support our sport of rugby.

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England Premiership Women’s Rugby – Round 11

Round 11 Wrapup: McKinley Hunt with Hat Trick for Saracens; Claire Gallagher a Brace for Leicester; Sophie de Goede Back with Canada 7s

Saracens remained top of the table after week 11 although Gloucester in second have a game in hand on the leaders. Standout Canadians were McKinley Hunt for Saracens who scored a hat trick of tries and Claire Gallagher of Leicester who scored a brace and also had her intercept try selected as the Try of the Week.

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D’Shawn Bowen Vancouver Highlander #13

D’Shawn Bowen Announced as 13th Signing for Vancouver Highlanders

D’Shawn Bowen has been named as the 13th Vancouver Highlanders signing. He has represented Canada on the World Rugby 7s series, at the 7s World Cup and Commonwealth Games. He has played for Canada ‘A’, the Pacific Pride and for the Toronto Arrows of the MLR.

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