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Ontario Blues name squad to face Old Blue

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The Ontario Blues will field eight Canadian internationals in their first match of the year on Saturday as they take on Old Blue at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. It’s the first of two pre-season friendlies against high caliber US opposition for the defending MacTier Cup champions, who ...

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BC Bears announce new Coaching Staff

The BC Bears will have new coaches in place for the 2017 Canadian Rugby Championship. Gone after one year in charge is Gabriel Fulcher, the former Ireland international moving to Ottawa in September to pursue a writing career. Taking his place as the new head coach is another second row, ...

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Glendale Raptors book landmark date with Ontario Blues

In a match that will pique interests from both sides of the border, the Glendale Raptors are heading north to play the Ontario Blues in Burlington on May 20. The Blues are defending MacTier Cup champions, winning five of the past six Canadian Rugby Championships, while the Raptors are undoubtedly ...

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CRC Announces Shortened 2017 Season

The Canadian Rugby Championship has announced their schedule for the 2017 season and it is not a long read. A major shortfall in funding has seen the regional competition reduced to just eight games in total, with each team playing just one game before a three-match tournament in Calgary in ...

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Cole Keith added to Canada’s Centralized Group

Rugby Canada’s new Centralized Athlete Program is now at its intended full compliment of 20. Originally revealed as 19 players, the newest addition to the roster is 19-year-old Sussex, New Brunswick, native Cole Keith. The young prop was invited to join the training group after impressing in the recent James ...

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A Lions Tour for the Americas

Warren Gatland has been formally announced as the man to lead the British & Irish Lions to New Zealand next year. It was a surprise to no-one, and yet the minor media circus has nudged Lions fever ever so slightly into second gear. In recent weeks we’ve heard the opinions ...

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Ontario Blues defeat Cork Constitution

The Ontario Blues closed out their 2016 season with a 12-10 victory over touring Irish club Cork Constitution on Monday evening at Twin Elm Park in Ottawa. The win caps a good year for the Blues that saw them regain the MacTier Cup, earning their fifth Canadian Rugby Championship title ...

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Ontario Blues set to play Cork Constitution

Fresh off their fifth MacTier Cup victory in six years, the Ontario Blues will host Irish Division 1A club Cork Constitution at Twin Elm Park in Ottawa on Monday. Cork have a long history of producing top internationals with a number of British & Irish Lions on their books including ...

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Canada change three for UK Tour

Canada have made three changes to their original ‘A’ squad headed to the UK next week. Benoît Pifféro, Ben LeSage, and Phil Mackenzie have dropped out of the two-match trip. Called up as replacements are Eric Howard and two uncapped midfielders, Doug Fraser and Sam Hayward. Ontario Blues standout Howard ...

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Wolf Pack names squad for North Otago

Nick Blevins is back in Wolf Pack colors for the first time this season. The Canadian international has returned from PRO Rugby duties with the San Francisco Rush to lace up the boots again for his home-based regional side. Blevins heads up a squad that includes five further capped players ...

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