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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Mini-Rugby Updates – April 2024

50th Anniversary of Mini-Rugby – Event Scheduled for May 10th at Gordon Head Middle School

A reader sent in a story from the CW website, posted below. It mentions the 50th anniversary of mini-rugby this year with a shout out to Mick Eckardt. We took a deeper dive into the Daily Colonist archive and came up with some interesting news clippings about Mick, rugby in that era and mini-rugby.

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MLR 2024 Week 5

MLR Week 5: Houston and New England Continue to Lead Standings

With only four matches this weekend it was the lowest number of Canadians playing this season, 8 starters, 7  in reserve for a total of 15 in action. There are four players who have been starters in all 5 weeks, Mason Flesch for Chicago and Dewald Kotze, Mitch Richardson and Nic Benn for Dallas.

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Tropical 7s 2024

Three Canadian Teams Claim Titles at Tropical 7s: MacDowell Rugby, Oakville Crusaders, Rugby Quebec

Three Canadian teams claimed titles at the Tropical 7s in 2024. MacDowell Rugby won the senior women’s title, the Oakville Crusaders won the Boys U18 Elite title and Rugby Quebec won the U16 Girls Open title. Congratulations to the players and coaches. Full results can be seen on the tournament results website.

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Canada Men’s XVs – March 2024

Who Will Be Canada’s Next Halfback Pairing?

With the Easter weekend upon us, the BC Rugby leagues taking a break for the weekend, I thought I’d turn attention to a question some may be pondering now, who will be the halfbacks for Canada when they start play this summer?

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