Day 1 Recap: Junior Blues at U18 7s National Championship

March 09, 2018


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

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

Men’s -

Women’s -

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 or

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

Upcoming Matches

Day 2 Schedule - March 9, 2018

Men's Teams

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

Women's Teams

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 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
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*
Armand Pienaar
Oshawa Vikings
Jack Shaw
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*
Abbey Anderson
Norfolk Harvesters
Kendra Cousineau*
Niagara Wasps
Natalie Armatage
Waterloo County
Samantha Cyrille*
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*
Brianna Martey
Ottawa Irish
Sydney Seymour
Cornwall Claymores
Chihinga Roest
Norfolk Harvesters
Lily Stewart
Peterborough Pagans
Zoe Spronk
Kingston Panthers
Emma Wade*
Abigail Wade

Coaching Staff

Ian Fitzgerald - Head Coach

Sean Dunleavy - Assistant Coach

Sonny Raina - Assistant Coach

Vicki Woodhead - Manager

Perry Fan - Athletic Therapist

*Denotes returning player


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.


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