BC Regional Women – June 2023

BC Rugby Senior Women’s Blue vs. Gold Squads For Game 2

from BCRU

The stage is set for Game 2 of the BC Bears Senior Women’s Blue vs. Gold Series with both Coaches having named their respective squads.

The Island Blues lead the Series following a 44-38 victory in Victoria – will the Golds be able to level this Saturday, June 3 at UBC?

Game 2 of the Senior Women’s Blue vs. Gold Series kicks off at 1:00pm PT on Ken Woods field at UBC’s Vancouver campus. The match is open to the public and free to attend – make sure you catch some of BC’s top Rugby talent in action!

The match will be filmed and uploaded to the BC Rugby YouTube channel early next week.

Ahead of Saturday’s Game 2, the BC Bears U19 Women’s team will face the Rugby Canada U20 Development side in a warm-up match ahead of this summer’s 2023 Canadian U19 Rugby Championships, also hosted at UBC. That match will kick-off at 11:00am PT.

On Sunday, June 4, Rugby Canada’s U20 side will then face off in an inter-squad game at 11:00am PT.

Game 2 Details

Date: Saturday June 3

Time: 1:00pm PT

Location: UBC Vancouver – Ken Woods Field


Mainland Golds Head Coach Dean Murten has named four new players into his squad for Game 2 of the Blue vs. Gold Series.

Gabby Hindley (Burnaby Lake RFC) starts at blindside flanker with Emma Lowe (Meraloma RFC) coming in at fullback. Sarah Bill (Capilano RFC) and Cindy Sha (UBC Thunderbirds) have been called up as replacements.

The four newcomers replace Payton McNeill (UBC Thunderbirds), Sasha Oreskovich (UBC Thunderbirds), Deanna Cvitanovich (Meraloma RFC) and Melissa Robinson (Capilano RFC) from Game 1.

Stacey Warner – Meraloma RFC
Gillian Boag – Capilano RFC
Rori Wood – UBC Thunderbirds
Lyric Atchison – UBC Thunderbirds
Teya Ashworth – Capilano RFC
Gabby Hindley – Burnaby Lake RFC
Jordan McLeod – UBC Thunderbirds
Rachel Smith – UBC Thunderbirds
Alayna Scramstad – UBC Thunderbirds
Shoshanah Seumanutafa – UBC Thunderbirds
Robyn Alexander – UBC Thunderbirds
Miriama Naiobasali – Burnaby Lake RFC
Savannah Bauder – UBC Thunderbirds
Cassidy Gale – Meraloma RFC
Emma Lowe – Meraloma RFC
Tess Woldring – Burnaby Lake RFC
Nicole Simoneau – UBC Thunderbirds
Chelsea Rodgers – Burnaby Lake RFC
Sarah Bill – Capilano RFC
Cindy Sha – UBC Thunderbirds
Gemma McCutcheon – Meraloma RFC
Catrina Thompson – Capilano RFC
Jess Walrond – Burnaby Lake RFC
Danielle Fearns – Capilano RFC
Gracie McAllister – UBC Thunderbirds


Island Blues head coach Albert Michau has named a changed squad for Game 2, featuring Rugby Canada athletes Olivia Apps and Fancy Bermudez.

Castaway Wanderers RFC’s Julia Schell said ahead of the match: “It’s a really exciting time for women’s Rugby in Canada. It’s a big summer not only for the [Canadian] Senior Women’s team, but also for Age-Grade players as those programs are starting to make a comeback post-pandemic. The provincial programs feed directly into the national team and the BC Gold vs. Blue games coming up are a real testament to the calibre of women’s Rugby country-wide. We have a great group here on the island who have picked up on a new system really fast and are super eager to learn. Backing us we have an all-star coaching squad made up of local Club and University Coaches and national team alumni, and we’re all keen to get out there Saturday and show what we’ve been working on!”

Cowichan RFC’s Tyson Beukeboom added: “Our [Vancouver] Island group this year is awesome. We have a ton of depth across all positions, which is a testament to all the hard work our Coaches and staff have put in this year and over the years to build Rugby on Vancouver Island. Everyone is here to work hard and improve and I think we do an amazing job of showing that in our play. We just had a big win against the Mainland and I’m really excited to see how we develop as a team leading into our second match.”

Chelsey Minter – Westshore RFC
Brittany Sims – Westshore RFC
Zoe Williams – Westshore RFC
Tyson Beukeboom – Cowichan RFC
Chanelle Challenger-Edwards – Castaway Wanderers RFC
Lucy Beauchemin – Castaway Wanderers RFC
Courtney Sims – Westshore RFC
Madison Jumeau – Non-Affiliated
Olivia Apps – Non-Affiliated
Julia Schell – Castaway Wanderers RFC
Maelle Reed – Non-Affiliated
Maggie MacKinnon – Non-Affiliated
Fancy Bermudez – Westshore RFC
Danica Pedrick – Castaway Wanderers RFC
Emily Samek – Castaway Wanderers RFC
Avery Champion – Castaway Wanderers RFC
Morgan Warner – Non-Affiliated
Quinn Murphy – Castaway Wanderers RFC
Sarina Brooks – James Bay AA
Maxine O’Leary – Non-Affiliated
Skye Koyote – Non-Affiliated
Kendra Cousineau – Castaway Wanderers RFC
Emmi Meriläinen – Non-Affiliated
Kyla Warren – Westshore RFC
Alexie Pusch – Non-Affiliated

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