U19 Blues: Curran names starting roster for Game 1 of CRCs

July 17, 2017


U19 Blues: Curran names starting roster for first game of 2017 CRCs

(TRURO, NS) - The Under 19 Ontario Blues arrived in Truro yesterday for the U19 Canadian Rugby Championship tournament this week.

The Blues were all business with a team practice yesterday and morning and afternoon practice sessions today in preparation for their first match tomorrow vs the Quebec Voyageurs with a 2:00 pm ET Kick-off.

"After our camp in Guelph and our exhibition games, the players are really coming together and playing as a team as we head into the CRC U19 tournament," said Head Coach Mike Curran.

The U19 Blues are looking to start the tournament with a big win after last week's draw when they hosted St. Peter's College from Gore, NZ in Burlington.

U19 Blues Schedule

July 17, 2017 vs. Voyageurs - 1pm ET

July 19, 2017 vs. Alberta Wolfpack - 1pm ET

July 20, 2017 - Semifinals

July 22, 2017 - Finals

All games will be streamed live at http://player.communitylive.ca/Player/Player/121

U19 Blues Roster vs Voyageurs

1. Alton Howard

2. Jack McRogers

3. Emerson Prior

4. Aidan Foley

5. Jeremy Gamm

6. Callum Tam

7. Evan Whiteford

8. Owain Ruttan

9. Josh Engelbrecht

10. Carter Bondy

11. Ethan Hager

12. Puwayi Chinoda

13. Josh Andrews

14. Miguel-Fabian Palij

15. James Hammond

16. Nick Martino

17. Graeme Francolini

18. Michael Nwabufo

19. Reece Honey

20. Adam Beaupre

21. Jack Shaw

22. Kevin Perera

23. Gabe Casey

24. Andrew Wilson

Head Coach Mike Curran

Assistant Coach sean McDonaugh

Assistant Coach Jim Delaney

Manager Nick Manz

Therapist Blake Berry


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Kevin Baxter

Communications Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006