Day 1 Recap: Junior Blues at U18 7s National Championship
(BURNABY, BC) – It was a wet, rainy day in Burnaby for Day 1 of the Under-18 Sevens National Championship. Four Ontario Jr. Blues teams were in action on Thursday.
The Ontario Junior Blues Under-18 Men's Blue team was in for a tough schedule, as they faced Alberta and British Columbia. In their first match, they played a tight, back-and-forth game with Alberta, coming away with a 19-19 draw. The match against British Columbia was no different as the two teams traded tries throughout the match. British Columbia won the match by one conversion. The final score was 21-19.
The Junior Blues Under-18 Men's White team was dominant on Day 1. They matched up against Manitoba and Indigenous Spruce (New Brunswick). They defeated Manitoba narrowly by a score of 10-7, while they defeated the Indigenous Spruce by a score of 34-0.
The Men's White squad will play Saskatchewan in the Quarter-Final, while the Blue side will meet up with Eastern rival Quebec.
The Ontario Junior Blues Under-18 Women's Blue and White teams were placed into the same pool with two other powerhouse provinces - Alberta and British Columbia. Alberta won both contests against the Women's teams - defeating Ontario Blue 25-5 and Ontario White 28-10. British Columbia split the contests between the two Ontario teams. The host side beat Ontario White 26-7, but Ontario Blue were victorious in their meeting by a score of 24-14.
The Women's Blue squad will meet Saskatchewan in the final and the White squad will take on Manitoba.
The event will be streamed via www.rugbycanada.tv.
To follow along with scores, statistics and standings, you can visit the following tournament pages:
Day 1 Results
U18 Men’s Schedule – Day 1 – March 8, 2018
Ontario Blue 19 vs. 19 Alberta – 1:00pm ET (DRAW)
Ontario White 10 vs. 7 Manitoba – 1:22pm ET (WIN)
Ontario Blue 19 vs. 21 British Columbia – 3:30pm ET (LOSS)
Ontario White 34 vs. 0 New Brunswick Indigenous Spruce – 3:52pm ET (WIN)
U18 Women’s Schedule – Day 1 – March 8, 2018
Ontario Blue 6 vs. 25 Alberta – 1:00pm ET (LOSS)
Ontario White 7 vs. 36 British Columbia – 1:22pm ET (LOSS)
Ontario Blue 29 vs. 19 Ontario White – 3:52pm ET
Ontario Blue 24 vs. 14 British Columbia – 5:30pm ET (WIN)
Ontario White 10 vs. 28 Alberta 5:52pm ET (LOSS)
Day 1 Records
Ontario Blue Men: 0-1-1
Ontario White Men: 2-0-0
Ontario Blue Women: 2-1-0
Ontario White Women: 0-3-0
Day 2 Schedule - March 9, 2018
11:22AM ET/8:22AM PDT - Ontario Blue vs. Quebec (Quarter-Final)
12:06PM ET/9:06AM PDT - Ontario White vs. Saskatchewan (Quarter-Final)
Semi-Finals at 2:07PM ET/11:07AM PDT and 3:00PM ET/12:00PM PDT
11:44AM ET/8:44AM PDT - Ontario White vs. Manitoba (Quarter-Final)
12:28PM ET/9:28AM PDT - Ontario Blue vs. Saskatchewan (Quarter-Final)
Semi-Finals at 2:29PM ET/11:29AM PDT and 4:29PM ET/1:29PM PDT
Day 3 Schedule – March 10, 2018
To be determined
For a full event schedule, please go to www.canadianrugbychampionship.com. Schedules, standings and scores can be found under the U18 Men and U18 Women tabs.
National U18 7s Rugby Championship Rosters
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 Hollett||Aurora Barbarians||Cole Ferraro||Oshawa Vikings|
|Jackson Kerr||Toronto Saracens||Campbell Hunter||Toronto 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|
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|
Ian Fitzgerald - Head Coach
Sean Dunleavy - Assistant Coach
Sonny Raina - Assistant Coach
Vicki Woodhead - Manager
Perry Fan - Athletic Therapist
*Denotes returning player
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