Photo Gallery – Canada U20 v USA U20 Game #2

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Photo Gallery – Canada U20 v USA U20 Game #1

If using photos please give credit to BC Rugby News. Our main site is we use this site as a backup and to post photo galleries. Click on any image to see full screen photo slide show,


A Few Technical Glitches : UPDATE


The site is back up in it’s original form, on a new server but all the stories are there. If you don’t see it right away your internet provider DNS server may not be updated yet, it may take a few hours to update.

It has been a tough couple of days with our server going down Wednesday and the techs promising to fix it within the day, then it was the next day, then the next day… etc. It’s still not fixed. So the work around was to resurrect a project I had started last year, using WordPress. I started it in February 2018 with the idea of perhaps expanding coverage nationally with contributors from various provinces.  It was put on the back shelf but there are a few old articles you’ll see from 2018 that were used to seed the project.Continue reading

Regional Rugby Starts Saturday with Three Matches at Westshore RFC

McKechnie CupThere are three matches at Juan de Fuca park, the home of Westshore RFC.

At 10:30am it will the U23 men’s game, Vancouver Island vs Fraser Valley. BC U19 coach Curry Hitchborn says he’ll be watching the U19 players closely in these matches for his team selection.

Then at noon it will be the senior women with Vancouver Island vs Vancouver, followed by senior men South Island Tide vs North Island Tsunami

We’ll add rosters as we get them but these are the

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Damian and Deb McGrath Farewell at James Bay Clubhouse on May 17th


WHEN – Friday May 17 starting at 5:00 pm
WHERE – James Bay Athletic Association club house , 205 Simcoe Street, Victoria BC

Come join the Canadian National 7’s Team and have a farewell / thank you drink with Damian and Deb who have made such a significant contribution to Canadian rugby !!

If you can’t make it but would like to send Damian and or Deb a message please forward it to –  and it will be passed on to them that evening .


from Rugby Canada

HAMILTON, ON (May 8, 2019) – Rugby Canada is delighted to announce that international rugby will return to Ontario this Summer as Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team will host defending Heineken Cup Champions Leinster – presented by DHL – on August 24 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.Continue reading

BC Premier Results March 24th 2018


We thought Seattle at home in a must win situation would get the job done but it didn’t happen. CW came away with a win by 12, the score we received was 46-34 for CW but the BCRU website hasn’t confirmed yet. That result puts CW in 3rd at 60 points, 2 ahead of Burnaby at 58. They still trail 2nd place UBC by 10 with 3 games left so little chance of claiming a top two spot. Next weekend is a make-up weekend, no CW activity, but they host UBC on April 7th in their next match. Seattle host UVic next weekend for a game postponed on Feb 24th. Seattle are tied with JBAA for 7th, 5 points behind the Vikes with only two games remaining to make up the difference.Continue reading

BC Premier Predictions: We Look at the Remaining Schedule and Rate the Team Chances for Playoff Spots

We went through the remaining schedule, weighed the difficulty of the remaining team schedules and came up with our playoff predictions. Check back in April to see if it was close.

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Canterbury Rugby Union and Crusaders buy into new Seattle Seawolves team

 The Canterbury Rugby Union and Crusaders have extended their reach and taken minority ownership stakes in the American professional rugby side, the Seattle Seawolves.

​The Canterbury union is a major stakeholder of the Crusaders and both say they will do what they can to help develop players for the Seawolves.

The Seattle-based team was formed last year and will kick off its inaugural season in the new North American professional competition, the Major Rugby League, in April.Continue reading

Allen Vansen Apology Letter: What’s the Reaction

Allen Vansen – Rugby Canada CEO

Within hours of Canada losing to Uruguay, Rugby Canada released the Allen Vansen apology letter. The letter seemed to be pre-written and ready to roll in case of this outcome.

The reaction on facebook was swift and ranged from anger to supportive, but mostly anger.

All 150+ comments can be read in the facebook post shown below.Continue reading