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.

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VIU 7s on Saturday in Nanaimo: Starts 9:30am

VIU Mariners

Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo is hosting a 7s tournament on Saturday that features 8 teams. It’s basically a U23 7s tournament that includes University and Clubs sides. The tournament venue is the Nanaimo Rugby Club.Continue reading

Sunday Musings: Weekend 7s Action; Rugby Canada Bring in Another Expert Henry Paul for Men’s XVs; UBC Defeat Seattle 48-10: Letters to Editor

Ian Birtwell – Canada XVs coach 1991 and 1995 RWC

Henry Paul Brought in for Backs

Foreign coaches and friends of foreign coaches, we’ve seen it all before. Crowley brought in his mates from NZ, even his own brother. Anscombe brought in people – that Scotsman who was a defensive expert, can’t even remember all the names now.Working vacation in Canada courtesy of the Canadian rugby community, Rugby Canada and no doubt World Rugby. Kingsley Jones bringing in his mates now, Henry Paul, the latest. They did such a wonderful job with Russia back in the day, might as well do the same with Canada now. Russia just got beat by Spain last weekend by the way, doesn’t look like they’ll make the World Cup repechage this year, more likely Spain is the country Canada will have to worry about at the repechage. You can read more at the link below. Henry Paul is currently working in that hotbed of elite rugby, the United Arab Emirates, head coach of Jebel Ali Dragons and director of rugby at Kings Al Barsha School in Dubai.

http://sport360.com/article/rugby/uae-rugby/266822/jebel-ali-dragons-coach-henry-paul-reconnects-with-friend-kingsley-jones-to-help-out-canadaContinue reading