Ontario Blues Senior Women Announce CRC 2018 Roster
The Ontario Blues Senior Women’s team has officially announced their travelling roster for the Canadian Rugby Championship next week in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The Blues will look to defend their 2017 Canadian Rugby Championship starting Tuesday July 16. They open the competition with a battle against their eastern rivals, Team Quebec at 6pm ET.
The strong Ontario side includes 13 returning players from last year’s Championship team and is bolstered by four athletes who suited up for Rugby Canada at the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.
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ONTARIO BLUES SENIOR WOMEN’S SCHEDULE – CANADIAN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
Game 1 – Blues vs. Quebec – July 17 at 6:00pm ET
Game 2 – Blues vs. Prairie Wolfpack – July 19 at 3:00pm ET
Game 3 – Blues vs. BC Bears – July 21 at 8:00pm ET
Game 4 – Blues vs. NS Keltics – July 22 at 6:00pm ET
ONTARIO BLUES SENIOR WOMEN’S ROSTER – CANADIAN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
Emily Barber, Aurora Barbarians*
Dria Bennet, Ottawa Irish
Arielle Dubissette-Borrice, Aurora Barbarians
Kelsey Gsell, Toronto Saracens
Veronica Harrigan, London St. George’s*
Colleen Irowa, Toronto Saracens*
Lori Josephson , Aurora Barbarians~
Melanie Judges, Ottawa Irish*
Brittany Kassil, Guelph Redcoats~
Daria Keane, Guelph Redcoats*
Lauren McEwen, Kingston Panthers*
Cindy Nelles, Belleville Bulldogs~
Megan Pakulis, Toronto Saracens*
Irene Patrinos, Toronto Saracens*
Emily Ricketts, Crusaders*
Laura Russell, Toronto Nomads~
Julia Schell, Guelph Redcoats*
Kylie Shaughnessy, Guelph Redcoats
Katie Svoboda, Brantford Harlequins
Sara Svoboda, Brantford Harlequins/Toronto Saracens*
Tia Svoboda, Brantford Harlequins
Lauren Walkden, Crusaders*
Saffara Whiteley-Hoffelner, Aurora Barbarians*
* Returning Player
^ 2017 Under-20 Player
~ Rugby Canada 2017 World Cup Player
Head Coach: Sonia Sennik
High Performance Coach: Stu McReynolds
Next-Gen Coach: Jennifer Russell
Manager: Val Swift
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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