In Memory of Fuku Vikilani

GoFund Me Account Set Up to Support Vikilani Family After Passing of Fuku Vikilani

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of Fuku Vikilani. After many days of searching, Fuku was found on Dec 7th.

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Vancouver Highlanders

Vancouver Highlanders – December 2023

Vancouver Highlanders Updates: Tom Larisch Named as Head Coach; Randall Barton is Director of Sports Operations

The Vancouver Highlanders have been busy, not that it’s obvious as they don’t post news updates on their website yet, or have a media email notification system yet, but a bit of looking on social media channels like Twitter and Linkedin shows they’re making progress!

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Bryan Kelly from Communications Manager to Global Sports Scout

Bryan Kelly is well known in the BC Rugby community. He was a talented #10 in the JBAA Premier Reserve team. He went on to become the Communications Manager for Rugby Canada in 2012 a post he held for 7 years. He excelled in that position and from this Editor’s perspective, he was the best Communications Manager that Rugby Canada have had since Ian Kennedy in the 90s.

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BC Players in NZ/Australia – Summer 2023

BC Based Players Competing in the Southern Hemisphere This Summer: Sixteen and Counting – Also Match Report on Gabe Casey and Merlin M’Cloud at Sumner RFC

[ed. we’ve updated the list to 16 now since we’ve had new information come in, details below. Also add Brady Reeleder from UBC who is in Japan playing rugby for Tokyo Koryo RFC this summer.]

There are at least 13 BC based players who are playing rugby in NZ right now. There’s a few in Australia as well, three that we have listed. If you have a chance, follow their clubs on social media, we’ve included the links below. We’ll update this article with new info as it becomes available.

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Premier Rugby 7s – April 2023

This Sunday at Wallace Field, UVic – Youth Rugby Camp in the Morning and PR7s Trial in the Afternoon

[ed. anyone need rugby balls, hoodies, we have some stock to clear out, email me – I’ll be there for a couple of hours on Sunday.]

This Sunday (April 16) at Wallace Field at the University of Victoria there will be a youth rugby camp in the morning and a PR7s trial in the afternoon.

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BC Friends of Rugby

*BC Friends of Rugby Group Offering Ten $2,000 Scholarships to Graduating High School Students: Download Application Form*

[ed. application deadline is May 15th. Originally published Jan 10th 2023]

‘BC Friends of Rugby’ are a group of passionate rugby people who are trying to give back and help grow our sport. One of the initiatives is a scholarship program where a total of 10 scholarships valued at $2000 each will be awarded to talented young rugby players that are hoping to combine their journey in sport with their education. Five will be awarded to male athletes, and another five will be awarded to female athletes. This opportunity is available to all graduating high school students. Attached is the application form. Please forward your completed application and references to Tim Murdy (

The team and driving force behind BC Friends of Rugby are John Middleton, Morris DeCotiis, Mark Reid and Eddie Evans. All former BC players with a passion of wanting to put something back into the game we all love. Through the support of the local Rugby community they have been able to provide some funding towards a number of excellent BC based grassroots Rugby programs.


Canadian Rugby Talent ID Network

Robin MacDowell Launches Canadian Rugby Talent ID Network and Partners with Sandro Fiorino’s High Five Rugby

from MacDowell Rugby

Robin MacDowell is proud to announce his newest Rugby venture: The Canadian Rugby Talent ID Network in partnership with High Five Rugby and celebrated Coach Sandro Fiorino.

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Six Nations 2023

Six Nations Starts Saturday: Schedule and Betting Odds

The Six Nations kicks off on Saturday. France and Ireland go in as favourites to win the title this year. The BC Lottery even gets in on the action and these are the odds they’re offering.

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