ONTARIO BLUES – SENIOR MEN

Program Information

Ontario Senior Men’s Developmental Program

The Rugby Ontario High Performance Program is pleased to announce the new structure and schedule for the Ontario Senior Men’s Developmental Program.

Goal:

  • To provide an elite development opportunity for Rugby Ontario Men that bridges the gap between the U19 Blues and the Toronto Arrows/Canadian National Senior Men’s Program.
  • To represent Rugby Ontario at the Eastern Canadian Sr. Men’s Rugby Championships (Halifax).

Who is Eligible?

  • This is a developmental team that will be focusing on players who have the potential to play rugby at the next level. (Toronto Arrows/Canadian National Senior Men’s Team) All players will be participating in the Rugby Ontario Senior Leagues and be in good standing. The focus will be U-25 (with exceptions).
  • Elite Ontario University and College Players would be encouraged to participate.

*2019 Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Phil Murphy

Assistant Coaches: Les Gilson and Ian McLeod

Manager: John Watkins

*Management Team is on a One-year appointment as future structure is determined. These positions will be posted in the future once template has been established.

Cost:

  • Player ID Sessions: $50 (3 sessions)
  • 24 Man Squad-$400

Price Includes:

  • Player Kit (Shorts, Socks and T-Shirt)
  • Practice and Exhibition Game in Ontario
  • 2 Games vs. EORU and Quebec
  • Flight, Transportation, Accommodation and Meals while in Halifax

If you are interested in putting your hand up for a place on the 2019 squad, please complete the attached link before Friday March 29th.

Sr. Men Tryout Registration

https://membersrugbyontario.sportngin.com/register/form/107636111

2019 Competition Schedule

Date

Competition
Sunday, April 7thTalent ID Session (Oshawa Civic Field #5
10am-1pm
Sunday, April 14thTalent ID Session (York University)
9am-12pm
Sunday, April 21stTalent ID Session (York University)
9am-12pm
Tuesday, April 30th
Long List Squad Selected
*Sunday, May 5thPractice/Scrimmage
Tuesday, May 7thTravelling Squads Announced
*Sunday, May 12thPractice
Monday, May 20thGame #1: Blues vs. Eastern Ontario (Kingston)
*Sunday, June 2ndPractice
Sunday, June 9thGame #2: Blues vs. Quebec (Kingston)
*Sunday, June 23rdPractice
Thursday, June 27thDepart for Eastern Canadian Super League Championship (Halifax)
Friday, June 28thECSLC Game #1
Sunday, June 30thECSLC Game #2

  • Squad will have additional training sessions based on potential exhibition games vs. touring sides July – September.
  • Confirmed: University Dublin College (Irish Div. 1) Wednesday August 7thToronto Area / Sunday August 11thKingston (As part of the Eastern Canadian U16/U18 Rugby Championships

MacTier Cups

Most CRC Championships among the four representative teams (6):

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

Team Roster

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