MLR 2024 Week 7

MLR Week 7: Utah @ Dallas; New England @ Houston; New Orleans @ San Diego; Anthem @ Chicago; Seattle @ LA – List of Canadian Players in Action

Dewald Kotze and Mitch Richardson are the first Canadian players to reach 7 starts as the season enters Week 7. Seth Purdey gets his first start for LA. Reid Davis gets his second start at blindside flanker for Seattle.

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UBCOB Ravens – April 2024

Ravens Explode Early Ravens 50 UBC – 21
Report by Peter MacDonald

The two fraternal clubs took the field on a cool afternoon at UBC in the Ravens’ 50th year to renew their friendly rivalry. But friendships aside the Ravens went to work early punishing UBC for any missteps they made.

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Canada Historical List of Caps

List of Canada Caps from 1932 to 2023

ESPN Rugby was a great resource for finding historical information on Canadian Rugby. In 2021 they focused their attention on the Tier 1 nations and the historical information on Tier 2 countries like Canada has been getting harder to find.

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BCRU Updates – April 2024

BC  Bears ID Sessions for U16-U18 Boys and U18-U19 Girls; Volunteers Needed for Club Finals Day at Burnaby

A couple of reminders from the BCRU, the ID Sessions for Youth in April and Volunteers Required for BC Club Finals Day in Burnaby. Info and links below.

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Meralomas vs Pride Photos – April 2024

Photos from the Meralomas vs Pacific Pride at Starlight Stadium on April 6th, 2024

I had a chance to drop by Starlight Stadium, aka Westhills Stadium, to watch the Meralomas vs Pride match. The Lomas have been a success story in the BC Premier, going from 1-8 in the 2021-22 season to top contenders last season and this season.

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Hong Kong 7s – 2024

Canada Women Finish 6th; Men Finish 12th; NZ Win Both Tournaments

The women’s team lost to Fiji in the 5th/6th final, 19-15, that result leaves them in 5th place in the standings with 72 points. The USA are ahead of them by 10 with 82 points and Fiji are behind them by 18 with 54 points. With one tournament left in Singapore, it’s likely Canada women will finish the regular season in 5th place before entering the final seeding tournament in Madrid. The final tournament will determine the winner of the series, not the total points in the series, a change by World Rugby. In Madrid the top 8 teams will be divided into two pools with 1,4,5,8 in one pool and 2,3,6,7 in the other pool. Currently that would put Canada in a pool with USA, GB and whoever finishes first, currently tied between Australia and NZ.

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BC Rugby Weekend of April 6th 2024

BC Premier Week 13 Rosters & Results: CW Edge Burnaby, Caps Top Bays, Lomas Defeat Pride, Ravens Soar Past UBC, Westshore @ UVic Abandoned

This is the 2nd last weekend of the regular season before the playoffs start on April 20th. The top 6 make the playoffs, the Pride aren’t eligible so #7 in the standings is the last playoff spot.

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MLR 2024 Week 6

32 Canada-Eligible Players in Action in Week 6: Dewald Kotze Scores 5 Tries in Dallas Match

The highlight so far this week was Dewald Kotze scoring 5 tries for Dallas in the match against Seattle. Rob Povey got his first start at #10 for Utah, Tyler Wong got his first appearance in the reserves. Cali Martinez earned his second start at tighthead prop for Old Glory.

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Vancouver Highlanders

Vancouver Highlanders Update – April 2024

Vancouver Highlanders Sponsor High School Male Rugby “Athlete of the Week” Program

A good initiative by the Highlanders as they look at future players who might fill their ranks in years to come. It’s long range planning at its best. We’ve also updated the Highlanders news since our last post, appended below.

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