Blues Sr. Men: 26-man roster named for CRC matches in Calgary

August 09, 2017

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Blues Senior Men announce 26-man roster travelling to Calgary for CRC matches; Photo Credit to Mike Schroeder

(CALGARY, AB) - The Ontario Blues Senior Men's squad continues their Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) with a trip to Calgary, Alberta. The remainder Senior Men's CRC will be set in Calgary, as the Blues meet the Prairie Wolf Pack on August 13 and the British Columbia Bears on August 16. These games will determine their standings and whether they will play in the Gold Medal or Bronze Medal match on August 19. All CRC Senior Men's matches will be streamed LIVE at www.facebook.com/rugbycanada.

The Prairie Wolf Pack are coming off of a tough Game 1 loss to the British Columbia Bears and are looking to bounce back against the defending MacTier Cup champions. The Wolf Pack were without international scrumhalf Gordon McRorie in their first contest and it is yet to be seen whether he will return for the Ontario match. Their roster will likely include the likes of Robbie Povey, Gradyn Bowd, Mozac Samson, Kyle Gilmour, Clay Panga, Lucas Albornoz and Ryan Kotlewski.

The Ontario Blues won their first contest by a close score of 24-17. The first half was all Blues, as they put all 24 of their points on the board in the opening frame. The Rock clawed back in the second half, but their comeback was cut short.

Chris Silverthorn has made a few changes from the Game 1 roster, adding on some new yet familiar faces to the long roster. 

Additions include Seb Pearson (London), Marcello Wainwright (Saracens), Kyle Lagasca (Saracens), Mitch Richardson (Stoney Creek), Andrew Coe (Markham), Brandon McLeod (Aurora) and Paul Ciulini (Aurora). 

The addition of Andrew Coe is notable, as the 21 year old recently made his test debut for Canada's National team against Georgia in June. This summer, he started in 3 of Canada's test matches. 

Rob Brouwer (Lindsay RFC) will continue to captain the side in Calgary.

The Prairie Wolf Pack match kicks off at 3:00pm ET from Calgary Rugby Park. It will be streamed LIVE at www.facebook.com/rugbycanada.

For full schedule, standings and scoring leaders, go to www.canadianrugbychampionship.com.


FORWARDS:

Rob Brouwer (capt), Lindsay RFC

Tom Dolezel, London St. Georges

Ryan Surgenor, Bytown Blues

Pat Lynott, Bytown Blues

Eric Howard, Brantford Harlequins

Andrew Quattrin, Aurora Barbarians

Hank McQueen, Balmy Beach

Mike Sheppard, Stoney Creek Camels

Lucas Rumball, Balmy Beach

Andrew Wilson, Crusaders

Marcello Wainwright, Toronto Saracens

Pete Milazzo, Toronto Saracens

Seb Pearson, London St. Georges

Paul Ciulini, Aurora Barbarians

BACKS:

Andrew Ferguson, Crusaders

Mario Van Der Westhuizen, Guelph Redcoats

Shawn Windsor, Stoney Creek Camels

Josh Campbell, London St. Georges

Dan Moor, Balmy Beach

Mitch Richardson, Stoney Creek Camels

Andrew Coe, Markham Irish

Rory Mcdonell, Brantford Harlequins

Kainoa Lloyd, Mississauga Blues

John Sheridan, Markham Irish

Kyle Lagasca, Toronto Saracens

Brandon McLeod, Aurora Barbarians

STAFF

Chris Silverthorn - Head Coach

Cory Hector - Assistant Coach

Mark Winokur - Team Manager

Chris Kelly - Athletic Therapist

Rodin Lozada - Video Analyst

Dr. Chris Gallimore - Team Doctor

ONTARIO BLUES - CANADIAN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

July 22, 2017 vs. Atlantic Rock - KO 4pm ET (24-17 Win)

August 13, 2017 vs. Prairie Wolf Pack - KO 3pm ET

August 16, 2017 vs. BC Bears - KO 7pm ET

August 19, 2017 vs. TBD - KO 7pm ET/9pm ET

CANADIAN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP - PAST CHAMPIONS

2016 - Ontario Blues

2015 - Prairie Wolf Pack

2014 - Ontario Blues

2013 - Ontario Blues

2012 - Ontario Blues

2011 - Ontario Blues

2010 - Atlantic Rock

2009 - BC Bears

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.


ABOUT RUGBY ONTARIO

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.

To learn more, visit http://www.rugbyontario.com/


WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Kevin Baxter

Communications Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006

kbaxter@rugbyontario.com


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