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High hopes for Canadian University Men’s Championship

Canadian rugby could be on the verge of a significant milestone on November as a joint announcement last week confirmed an initiative to hold a Canadian Men’s University Rugby Championship in November of this year. The event is set to be hosted by Guelph University, located approximately 100 km west ...

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Just Call Me DJ

Canadian fans got a glimpse of the future on Saturday. A number of young players excelled in a dominant win over Brazil in the Americas Rugby Championship. One of those was loosehead prop Djustice Sears-Duru, one of a new generation of stars with genuine international size and frightening athleticism. In ...

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Hanratty and Nova Scotia ready for Battle

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It’s not exactly the type of press that he wanted, but Nova Scotia provincial coach Jack Hanratty isn’t about to wave any white flags. The big news around town in the last 24 hours was that the ‘Battle of New Scotland,’ the match between Canada and Guinness Pro 12 champions ...

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Tierney set for French adventure

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One of Canada’s top front row prospects is heading to France. Matt Tierney, the starting tighthead prop for the national u20 side that recently finished second at the Junior World Trophy in Portugal, has signed a one year academy contract with Pau. “While I was in Portugal I got a ...

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A Wallaby in the Wolf Pack

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Ok, it’s a stretch. A bit of poetic license granted. But it’s a catchy title and had Evan Olmstead gone in a different direction, it might not have been far from reality. The 6’6″ second row lives in Australia, plays for Parramatta in Sydney’s Shute Shield competition, and has that unmistakable ...

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From Scotsburn to Super Series

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Emma Taylor’s journey to international rugby has been long – it’s nearly 5000km from Halifax to Calgary. A quick scan of the squad for the Women’s Rugby Super Series reveals club like Burnaby Lake, Calgary Hornets, and Barbarians from Aurora, Montreal, and Brandon. Then one from HRFC. Hmm. Never seen ...

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Ferg ready to sing for the Blues

One of the standout performers in last year’s Canadian Rugby Championship, and one of a select few who can call themselves a four-time MacTier Cup winner, to some it might come as a surprise that we haven’t seen Andrew Ferguson’s name in any of the national senior squads to date. ...

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