Preview: Ontario Junior Blues at U18 7s National Championship

March 06, 2018

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Preview: Ontario Junior Blues at U18 7s National Championship

(BURNABY, BC) – On Thursday, the Ontario Junior Blues Sevens program will take part in the Canadian Rugby National U18 Sevens Championship in British Columbia. Four teams in total will be travelling westward to take part in the National Championship and will look to improve upon last year’s stellar three-medal performance.

The Championship will take place over three days. Round robin will be completed on the first day, with each U18 Men’s team taking the pitch twice and each of the U18 Women’s teams playing three games. The finals on Saturday will be played at BC Place, as part of the Canada Sevens.

The event will be streamed via www.rugbycanada.tv.

To follow along with scores, statistics and standings, you can visit the following tournament pages:

Men’s - http://www.canadianrugbychampionship.com/leagues/front_pageRCEvents.cfm?clientID=2581&leagueID=27735

Women’s - http://www.canadianrugbychampionship.com/leagues/front_pageRCEvents.cfm?clientID=2581&leagueID=27737

You can also find up-to-date information about the teams by following Rugby Ontario on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more information on the U18 sevens teams, go to http://www.rugbyontario.com/u18-womens-sevens/ or http://www.rugbyontario.com/u18-mens-sevens/.

Event Schedule

U18 Men’s Schedule – Day 1 – March 8, 2018

Ontario Blue vs. Alberta – 1:00pm ET

Ontario White vs. Manitoba – 1:22pm ET

Ontario Blue vs. British Columbia – 3:30pm ET

Ontario White vs. New Brunswick Indigenous Spruce – 3:52pm ET

U18 Women’s Schedule – Day 1 – March 8, 2018

Ontario Blue vs. Alberta – 1:00pm ET

Ontario White vs. British Columbia – 1:22pm ET

Ontario Blue vs. Ontario White – 3:52pm ET

Ontario Blue vs. British Columbia – 5:30pm ET

Ontario White vs. Alberta 5:52pm ET

Day 2 Schedule – March 9, 2018

To be determined

Day 3 Schedule – March 10, 2018

To be determined

For a full event schedule, please CLICK HERE.

National U18 7s Rugby Championship Rosters (Men's)

Ontario Jr. Blues Men – Blue

Ontario Jr. Blues Men - White

Isaiah Andrews
Kingston Panthers
Liam Bowman
Crusaders
Erick Baptiste
Ottawa Irish
Ben Burnside
Cobourg Saxons
Braden Bruce
Peterborough Pagans
William Daniel
Toronto Nomads
Jon Darrell*
Brantford Harlequins
Dylan DiGirolamo
Aurora Barbarians
Matthew HollettAurora BarbariansCole FerraroOshawa Vikings
Jackson KerrToronto SaracensCampbell HunterToronto Saracens
Alex Kropman
Ajax Wanderers
Cody Nhanala
Ottawa Indians
Liam McLaughlin
Ajax Wanderers
Duncan Phillips
Ottawa Indians
EJ Rerri*
Crusaders
Armand Pienaar
Oshawa Vikings
Jack Shaw
Crusaders
William Pilat-Cumberbatch
Toronto Bucaneers
Lucas Vanderburg
Aurora Barbarians
Nash Ramsay
Stoney Creek Camels
Carson Young*
Oshawa Vikings
Sam Shearer
Aurora Barbarians

Coaching Staff

Nigel D'Acre - Head Coach, Ontario Blue

Paul Myers - Head Coach, Ontario White

Khalil Ajram - Manager

Malik Carby-Crobett - Athletic Therapist

National U18 7s Rugby Championship Rosters (Women's)

Ontario Jr. Blues Women – Blue

Ontario Jr. Blues Women – White

Taylor Black*
Crusaders
Abbey Anderson
Norfolk Harvesters
Kendra Cousineau*
Niagara Wasps
Natalie Armatage
Waterloo County
Samantha Cyrille*
Unattached
Sarah Bothen
Stoney Creek Camels
Linnea Dalvi
Barrhaven Scottish
Payton Brown
Brantford Harlequins
Olivia De Couvreur*
Ottawa Irish
Katya Dondi
Brampton Beavers
Brooklynn Feasby*
Oshawa Vikings
Charlotte Finlay*
Bruce County
Kennedy Feasby
Oshawa Vikings
Maddie Hobson
Brantford Harlequins
Katie McLeod
Aurora Barbarians
Maddy Kushner
Ottawa Irish
Bridget Peros*
Crusaders
Brianna Martey
Ottawa Irish
Sydney Seymour
Cornwall Claymores
Chihinga Roest
Norfolk Harvesters
Lily Stewart
Peterborough Pagans
Zoe Spronk
Kingston Panthers
Emma Wade*
Crusaders
Abigail Wade
Crusaders

Coaching Staff

Ian Fitzgerald - Head Coach

Sean Dunleavy - Assistant Coach

Sonny Raina - Assistant Coach

Vicki Woodhead - Manager

Perry Fan - Athletic Therapist

*Denotes returning player

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. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens and Under-18 Men's and Women's Sevens. 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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