BC U19 Men Win Match Against Quebec; Women Lose to Quebec
The U19 championships are playing out to script so far, the BC men’s team look to be title contenders while the Quebec women’s team looks on track for a championship title. The BC men have two tough games left against Atlantic and Ontario.
BC 59 – Alberta 0
BC 34 – Quebec 17
BC 29 – Alberta 33
BC 7 – Quebec 32
Atlantic look to have a strong men’s team as they’re also undefeated, taking down Ontario and Quebec. BC will play Atlantic on Friday and Ontario on Sunday.
*BC U19 Men Win First Match Over Alberta; Women Lose to Alberta*
The BC U19 men were dominant in their first match as they look to defend their Canadian title. BC defeated Alberta 59-0. The women’s team lost a close contest 33-29 to Alberta. In other action Ontario edged out Quebec in men’s play while Quebec women look strong with a decisive win over Ontario.
In action today Quebec and Atlantic square off in men’s and women’s divisions. BC are next in action on Wednesday when they take on Quebec.
BC Bears 59-0 Rugby Alberta
Rugby Ontario 27-21 Rugby Québec
BC Bears 29-33 Rugby Alberta
Rugby Ontario 10-42 Rugby Québec
*BC Announce U19 Teams and Schedule for U19 Canadian Championship: July 30th to August 6th at UBC*
The national U19 championship kicks off on Sunday July 30th with teams from BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic. The BCRU press release with the men’s and women’s rosters is posted below.
A side story is the Veo v Pixellot battle in the live stream. The BCRU will use their Veo system to live stream the BC matches, CBC Sports is beta testing their Pixellot system. Both AI cameras are competitors in a growing marketplace. Clubs who are considering investing in the technology will be able to compare the two systems.
BC Rugby is delighted to announce the BC Bears U19 Men’s and Women’s squads that will compete at the 2023 Canadian U19 Rugby Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Taking place at the University of British Columbia on July 30-August 6, 2023, the U19 National tournament returns to BC and will feature both Men’s and Women’s competition this year.
Both BC Bears teams will face strong competition against their counterparts from the Alberta Wolfpack, Ontario Blues, Rugby Quebec and the Atlantic Selects. The BC Bears U19 Men’s side goes into this year’s tournament as defending champions, having lifted the trophy at the 2022 Canadian U19 Rugby Championships in Guelph, Ontario.
Both the BC Bears U19 Men’s and Women’s squads were selected following numerous identification sessions and development camps held throughout BC, and the culmination of the 2023 Provincial Regional Championships.
The tournament will take place on the Lord Field in front of UBC’s Gerald McGavin Centre and will be free for the public to watch.
A full schedule and details on live-streaming and broadcasts can be found below.
The BC Bears U19 squads selected for the 2023 Canadian U19 Rugby Championships are:
BC Bears U19 Boys Squad For 2023 CRCs
The BC Bears U19 Men’s Squad for the 2023 Canadian U19 Rugby Championships is:
Alexander Muir – UBCOB Ravens (Victoria)
Angus Dewar – UBCOB Ravens (Vancouver)
Ben Beauchamp – UBCOB Ravens (Richmond)
Ben Greenstein – UBCOB Ravens/Queens Gaels (Vancouver)
Ben Martin – UBC (Nanaimo)
Brady Howlett – Trinity Western University (Maple Ridge)
Brighton Feldman – Westshore RFC (Langford)
Chad Falk – Abbotsford RFC – Abbotsford
Chris Rose – Westshore RFC (Victoria)
Connor Arthur – James Bay AA (Vancouver)
Emmett Allan – UBC Thunderbirds (Courtenay)
Ginga Ishii – Meraloma Rugby Club (Tokyo, Japan)
Hudson Bell – UBCOB Ravens (Vancouver)
Jaxson Jones – UVIC Vikes (Duncan)
Jonty Nicholas – Salish Sea Warriors (Shawnigan Lake)
Joshua McIndoe – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria)
Lenny Bonduau – UBC Thunderbirds (North Vancouver)
Liam Platt – UBCOB Ravens (Vancouver)
Lockhart MacGregor – UVIC Vikes (Abbotsford)
Lukman Kurdali – Bayside Sharks RFC (Surrey)
Marco Mitchell – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver)
Michael Palmer – UVIC Vikes (White Rock)
Presley Bosa – Capilano RFC (Vancouver)
Riku Konrad – Bayside RFC (South Surrey)
Sandon Gupta – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver)
Trekker James – Queen’s University (Duncan)
Head Coach: Graham Turner (UBCOB Ravens)
Assistant Coaches: Dan Haynes (UBCO Heat), Greg Clague (Westshore RFC)
Team Manager: Noah Pryce-Baff (Kats RFC)
BC Bears U19 Girls Squad for 2023 CRCs
The BC Bears U19 Girls Squad for the 2023 Canadian U19 Rugby Championships is:
Annalise Branter – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria)
Athena Maarsman – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford)
Ava Perkins – Rapids Rugby (Comox)
Ava Van Santen – Trinity Western University (Aldergrove)
Ella Kirk – UBC Thunderbirds (North Vancouver)
Emma Grootendurst – UVic Vikes (Courtenay)
Grace Mckay – Cowichan RFC (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Gwynnie Fry – UVic Vikes (Victoria)
Hadley Macpherson – UVic Vikes (Victoria)
Hailey Dutchak – Peace Rugby (Fort St. John)
Jessica Postle – Central Washington University (Comox)
Jorja Cook – U-PEI (Victoria)
Jorja Tye – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria)
Katie Foss – Langley RFC (Langley)
Katrina Sweeney – James Bay AA (Victoria)
Kianna Steel – United RFC (Coquitlam)
Kyra Mckinnon – UBC Thunderbirds (Prince George)
Macie Kitt – Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford)
Maddy Thran – UBC Thunderbirds (Courtenay)
Marley Robinson – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria)
Morgan Davidson – UVic Vikes (Victoria)
Olivia Jean – St. Francis Xavier University (Courtenay)
Sadie Schneider – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria)
Sarah Macpherson – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver)
Sara Tehrani – UBC Thunderbirds (North Vancouver)
Thea Scott – West Vancouver Secondary School (West Vancouver)
Head Coach: Olly Winser (Castaway Wanderers RFC)
Assistant Coach: Matt Fraser (Meraloma RFC)
Team Manager: Kelsey McKinnon (Castaway Wanderers RFC)
SCHEDULE AND HOW TO WATCH
The match schedule for the 2023 Canadian U19 Rugby Championships is below. All matches will take place on Championship field by the Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre.
All times are PST
Sunday July 30th
12:00pm – BC Bears U19 Men vs. Alberta Wolfpack U19 Men
2:00pm – BC Bears U19 Women vs. Alberta Wolfpack U19 Women
4:00pm – Ontario Blues U19 Men vs. Rugby Quebec U19 Men
6:00pm – Ontario Blues U19 Women vs. Rugby Quebec U19 Women
Monday July 31st
12:00pm – Rugby Quebec U19 Men vs. Atlantic Selects U19 Men
2:00pm – Rugby Quebec u19 Women vs. Atlantic Selects U19 Women
Tuesday August 1st
2:00pm – Ontario Blues U19 Men vs. Atlantic Selects U19 Men
4:00pm – Ontario Blues U19 Women vs. Atlantic Selects U19 Women
Wednesday August 2nd
2:00pm – BC Bears U19 Men vs. Rugby Quebec U19 Men
4:00pm – BC Bears U19 Women vs. Rugby Quebec U19 Women
Thursday August 3rd
12:00pm – Ontario Blues U19 Men vs. Alberta Wolfpack U19 Men
2:00pm – Ontario Blues U19 Women vs. Alberta Wolfpack U19 Women
Friday August 4th
12:00pm – BC Bears U19 Men vs. Atlantic Selects U19 Men
2:00pm – BC Bears U19 Women vs. Atlantic Selects U19 Women
4:00pm – Rugby Quebec U19 Women vs. Alberta Wolfpack U19 Women
6:00pm – Rugby Quebec U19 Men vs. Alberta Wolfpack U19 Men
Sunday August 6th
10:00am – Alberta Wolfpack U19 Men vs. Atlantic Selects U19 Men
12:00pm – Alberta Wolfpack U19 Women vs. Atlantic Selects U19 Women
2:00pm – BC Bears U19 Men vs. Ontario Blues U19 Men
4:00pm – BC Bears U19 Women vs. Ontario Blues U19 Women
LIVESTREAM AND BROADCAST
BC Rugby will livestream ALL BC Bears U19 Men’s and Women’s games throughout the week.
Matches will be streamed using the VEO Live App. We will upload all videos to YouTube after the event.
To watch the livestream, you will need to download the VEO Live App.
Once you have downloaded the app, follow these instructions:
Create free VEO Live Account
Search “BC Rugby” and follow the profile
Select which stream you wish to watch. You can also cast the feed to a larger screen or device.
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