Jr Blues: Canadian Rugby Championship Preview

August 10, 2017

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Ontario Junior Blues heading to Calgary for Nationals; Photo Credit to Mike Patterson

(CALGARY, AB) - The Ontario Junior Blues program will have four teams heading to Calgary for the Canadian Rugby Championship this coming week. Calgary Rugby Park will host four divisions of junior provincial rugby beginning August 15, 2017.


FULL CRC SCHEDULE


U15 Men

The Ontario Under-15 Blues Men's program will be competing in this year's Under-16 division. The U15s have a tough division, including two British Columbia teams and the host Albertans. They will match up against BC Bears 2 on the opening day and take on Alberta on Wednesday. Following their two pool matches, they will be seeded into a quarter-final taking place Friday. Semi-finals will take place Saturday and the hardware will be given out on Sunday.

Schedule

Aug 15 - 12pm ET v BC2*

Aug 15 - 6pm ET v BC1

Aug 16 - 2pm ET v AB

Aug 18 - 2/6pm ET Quarters*

Aug 19 - 2pm ET Semis

Aug 20 - 12pm ET Gold/Bronze*

*DENOTES GAMES TO BE STREAMED AT WWW.RUGBYCANADA.TV.


U15 MEN'S ROSTER


U16 Women

The Ontario Under-16 Blues Women's program will represent Ontario in the Under-16 Nationals. They will play in a small pool with only three other provinces: British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. The Blues will play every province one in pool play and then will be seeded into a semi-final match. The Blues play BC in their first match on Tuesday, Nova Scotia on Wednesday and Alberta on Thursday.

Schedule

Aug 15 - 2pm ET v BC*

Aug 16 - 4pm ET v NS

Aug 17 - 8pm ET v AB

Aug 19 - 4pm ET Semis

Aug 20 - 2pm ET Gold/Bronze

*DENOTES GAMES TO BE STREAMED AT WWW.RUGBYCANADA.TV.


U16 WOMEN'S ROSTER


U17 Men

The Ontario Under-17 Blues Men's program is headed to Calgary to represent our province in the Under-18 division. They are in tough with six other strong teams in the tournament. They will meet Alberta and the Prairie Blizzard in pool play before being seeded into the quarter-finals.

Schedule

Aug 15 - 4pm ET v AB*

Aug 16 - 12pm ET v BL*

Aug 18 - 2*/4pm ET Semis

Aug 20 - 4pm ET Gold/Bronze

*DENOTES GAMES TO BE STREAMED AT WWW.RUGBYCANADA.TV.


U17 MEN'S ROSTER


U18 Women

The Ontario Under-18 Blues Women's program is sending the Ontario Junior Blues 'A' team to Calgary for Nationals next week. The U18s are seeded in a strong pool with Quebec and British Columbia. They will be tested early in a contest with BC on opening day at 2pm ET. The Blues then take on Quebec on Thursday. Following their two pool matches, they will be seeded into a semi-final match.

Schedule

Aug 15 - 2pm ET v BC*

Aug 17 - 6pm ET v QC*

Aug 18 - 1/4pm ET Semis

Aug 20 - 2pm ET Finals*

*DENOTES GAMES TO BE STREAMED AT WWW.RUGBYCANADA.TV.


U18 WOMEN'S 'A' ROSTER


Senior Men

Don't forget that our Blues Senior Men's team will also be taking the pitch for their three remaining CRC games. These games will be streamed at www.facebook.com/rugbycanada.

Schedule

Jul 22 - 4pm ET v Rock (W 24-17)

Aug 13 - 3pm ET v Wolf Pack

Aug 16 - 7pm ET v BC Bears

Aug 19 - 7/9pm ET Gold/Bronze


SENIOR MEN'S ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT

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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