From the Editor’s Desk – October 2022

Rugby Netherlands Confirms Canada Matches; Canadian Classics Defeat Lions Legends in Bermuda; Pacific Pride Jersey Auction This Weekend

Rugby Netherlands Confirms Canada Matches

Rugby Netherlands have confirmed their hosting of Canada on November 12th and also their hosting of the Canada v Namibia match on November 19th. Namibia have also confirmed their match with Canada. Rugby Canada have not released any information yet.

Canada are sending an ‘A’ team to Brazil for October 21st and 26th. The Canada ‘A’ team has been named but not the team to travel to Europe for the international tests. One of the big questions is will any of the european pros being included in the matches vs Netherlands and Namibia.

Screen captures from Rugby Netherlands facebook page with auto translation to English

Canadian Classics Defeat Lions Legends in Bermuda

The Canadian Classics have sent one of their stronger teams to Bermuda this year for the World Classics tournament. They upset the Lions Legends in their first match but narrowly lost to Argentina in their second match. Canada will play Italy in their final match on Thursday.

Canada 19 – Lions 15
Argentina 10 – Canada 7

The team has a number of BC Premier players, past and present, including Chris Robinson (Capilano), Derek Daypuck (CW), Jorden Sandover-Best (Ravens), John Moonlight (JBAA), Oliver Atkinson (Velox), Aaron McLelland (Ravens), Jordan Tait (CW/Westshore), Nick Allen (JBAA/UBC), Frank Walsh (CW), Galen Postash-Kooyman (Westshore), Kol Henrikson (Ravens), Mark McSween (CW), Jordan Kozina (UVic), Tom Dolezel (Velox), Craig McLaughlin (Burnaby).

Team Roster

Frank Walsh, Curtis Lauzon, Lawrence Ross, Tom Dolezel, Tim Rhone, Craig McLaughlin, Ollie Atkinson, Mitch Gudgeon, Nick Allen, John Moonlight, Jordan Kozina, Jeff Brownson, Jordan Sandover-Best, Chris Robinson, Aaron McLelland, Derek Daypuck, Kol Henrikson, Mark MacSween, Jordan Tanner, Jordan Tait, Galen Potash-Kooyman, Morgan Findlay

Pacific Pride Jersey Auction This Weekend

The Pacific Pride will wear a special First Nation designed jersey this weekend which will be auctioned off to benefit the Thunder Indigenous Rugby program. The jersey was designed by First Nation artist Trey Hunt. The match is Friday evening at 6pm at Starlight Stadium, Pride vs UVic, part of the Coastal Cup competition.

The auction site is at

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