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.
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
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
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
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