Day 2 Recap: Junior Blues at U18 7s National Championship
(BURNABY, BC) – Quarter and Semi Finals were on the menu at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club today as Day 2 of the U18 7s National Championship was underway.
All four Ontario teams made it to the quarter finals and all of them came away with wins in their respective matches. The semi finals came with some tough competition.
Ontario U18 Women's Blue squad would meet the host-side British Columbia in their semi-finals. In a very close contest, the Blues came out victorious by a score of 17-14.
Ontario U18 Women's White squad played against Alberta. The strong Wolf Pack team proved to be too much for the young Blues team, as they won 29-0. The Blues placed fourth in the tournament after losing to British Columbia in the third place match.
Ontario U18 Men's Blue squad battled Alberta in their semi-final - a team which they previously tied in their round robin play. The Blues came out firing in the contest, putting up five tries against the Wolf Pack side. The final score was 27-5 for Ontario Blue.
With their semi-final victories, the Ontario U18 Women's and Men's Blue squads booked their ticket to the final at BC Place. The Women will play at 3:26PM ET/12:26PM PDT, while the Men will play at 6:58PM ET/3:58PM PDT.
The finals will be STREAMED LIVE at www.facebook.com/rugbycanada in iPhone quality.
To follow along with scores, statistics and standings, you can visit the following tournament pages:
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
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/
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