CRC Preview: Senior Women and U19 Men set for CRCs in Truro; Photo Credits to Colin Watson
(TRURO, NS) - The Ontario Blues program kicks off their Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) season on July 17 when the Under 19 men and the Senior Women head to Truro, Nova Scotia for this year's CRCs. Both sides are looking to avenge second place finishes at last year's tournament in Markham.
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Ontario Blues Sr. Women
The format of the Senior Women's tournament is a round-robin style, with the winner crowned based on points. The Blues will battle it out for Canadian Women's rugby supremacy with Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia and the Prairie Wolf Pack. A highlight on the Blues' schedule is when they face Quebec on Wednesday July 19. Quebec won the Canadian Rugby Championships last year and will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in this year's edition of the tournament.
All matches will be broadcast LIVE at http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/121
|Monday, July 17||Nova Scotia Keltics||5:00pm ET|
|Wednesday, July 19||British Columbia Bears||5:00pm ET|
|Thursday, July 20||Quebec||3:00pm ET|
|Friday, July 21||Prairie Wolf Pack||3:00pm ET|
Ontario U19 Blues (Men)
The format of the Under-19 tournament will include a semi-final round, as well as a bronze and gold medal match. The U19s will be vying for top spot against the Voyageurs, Alberta Wolf Pack, Prairie Blizzard, British Columbia Bears and Atlantic Rock. This year's tournament marks the inaugural year of the Prairie Blizzard program - a combined force of Saskatchewan and Manitoba athletes - which is a prime example of the growth of high performance rugby athletes across the country. Last year, the British Columbia Bears took home gold in Markham. The Blues do not meet BC in the round-robin, as they are in separate divisions, but could be a possible match-up in semi-final or final action.
All matches will be broadcast LIVE at http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/121.
|Monday, July 17||Voyageurs Rugby||1:00pm ET|
|Wednesday, July 18||Alberta Wolf Pack||1:00pm ET|
|Thursday, July 20||1 v. 4, 2 v. 3||11:00am ET/1:00pm ET|
|Saturday, July 22||Gold Medal/Bronze Medal/Consolation||8:00am ET (Bronze/Consolation)/10:00am ET (Gold)|
ABOUT THE ONTARIO BLUES
The Ontario Blues program is the high performance representative program for male and female rugby players in Ontario. Rugby Ontario is represented at the provincial level by the Ontario Blues High Performance program. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens. Specifically, the program is designed to develop and showcase rugby players for Canadian representative national teams.
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Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.
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