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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BCRU Updates – March 2024

2024 BC Rugby Senior Club Finals Heading to Burnaby Lake

The BCRU has confirmed that the Burnaby Rugby Club will host the 2024 BC club finals on May 4th. There will be 8 championships decided from Premier down to Division 3. Ticket prices are listed at $20 at the venue, or $15 pre-event online.

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UBCOB Ravens – March 2024

Ravens Prevail in Entertaining Game Ravens 43 – Caps 28
Report by Peter MacDonald

On a miserable rainy day before a lively, full house crowd at Klahanie the Capilanos threw a scare into the Ravens before the visitors pulled away for the win in the last 20 minutes. It was a quality game and Raven fullback Nick Blain after the game commented that it was one of the toughest games they’ve had all season. Kudos to the Caps for ignoring the record and continuing to play good rugby.

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1932 Canada Tour to Japan

Canada’s 1932 Tour to Japan: Official Souvenir Book and the Mystery of the Missing Nippon Maple Leaf Cup

The 1932 tour wasn’t the first Canadian rugby tour but it was the first tour under the auspices of the Rugby Union of Canada, which was formed in 1929. The tour booklet makes mention of the 1902-1903 tour to the UK which was the first Canada tour, it also references the 1930 incoming Japan tour to BC which acted as a foundation for this 1932 tour.

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