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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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Phil Mack Announces His Retirement

Canadian scrum half Phil Mack has announced his retirement. The 30-year-old Victoria, BC native confirmed his decision on social media this afternoon. It follows the recent retirement of fellow Canadian test scrum half Sean White. Mack hangs up his boots with 31 test caps to his name. He debuted for ...

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North Otago set to arrive in Canada

New Zealand provincial side North Otago are packing their bags in preparation for a three-match tour to Canada. The team will depart Oamaru on July 30 and spend two weeks in country, pitching up against Canada u19 on August 3 in Victoria followed by two Canadian Rugby Championship sides – ...

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Team of the Week

With only one Americas player in action outside of the continents it’s an all-domestic team this week. The Canadian Rugby Championship gave some players two bites at the cherry, though it also meant they had to show some consistency. The newly-minted MacTier Cup champion Ontario Blues make up one third ...

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