Rugby Weekend of January 20th

What’s on This Weekend: NZ 7s on CBC Sports, CanWest 7s on CanWestTV, UBC host CWU, UVic Intersquad Match

There are a few rugby events on this weekend for watching, obviously, the NZ 7s on CBC Sports. That kicks off at 12:10pm PST on Friday with the Canada men taking on South Africa.

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Players in the News

Jason Marshall Hits the World Stage Again: This Time in the World Rowing Indoor Championships

Jason Marshall is hitting the news but in a different sport, the World Rowing Indoor Championships. He’s one of 10 athletes to compete at the Versa Challenge in February. The article below from World Rowing gives the details but we went through our database as well to scan through his rugby history.

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Dog River Howlers – November 2022

Dog River Howlers Rugby Club Organizes Support for Kenyan Rugby 7s Team – Coached by Former Canadian Coach Damian McGrath

Karl Fix and the Dog River Howlers have started a fundraising campaign to help Damian McGrath and the Kenyan rugby 7s team. There were reports that the players and staff haven’t been paid in 3 months and players were unable to provide the basic necessities for their families, some living in extreme poverty. Karl as usual jumped in to help. Appended below is his email and the accompanying photos.

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Rugby Community

Nick Allen Seriously Injured in Indonesia – Go Fund Me Campaign Set Up to Assist Family

A reader sent this in, we’ve also read about it on social media. The fund hopes to collect $200K to help Nick and his family with medical costs. The fund is at $130K currently and needs a little push to reach its goal.

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Rugby Books 2022

Interview With Brian Moylett – Author of “The Book on How You Become a Pro Rugby Player”

BCRN: Hi, Brian I see you have a new book coming out called, “The Book on How You Become a Pro Rugby Player” the tagline states, “Develop Your Mental Strength, Play in the Zone, and Get Paid to Play”. Tell us a bit about your background in this area and where you got the idea for the book.

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Ebb Tide – October 2022

Ebb Tide Over 40 Rugby Club Celebrating 50th Anniversary This Coming Friday and Saturday

The Ebb Tide Over 40 Rugby Club are celebrating their 50th anniversary on Friday and Saturday October 14 – 15, 2022. On the club’s website they note they are the oldest continuously operating Over-40 rugby club in British Columbia. They have active players between the ages of 38 and 70’s and active social members well into their 80’s. They are a member of the Pacific Northwest Over 40’s Rugby Union and players are eligible to play at 38 years.

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