PREVIEW: Ontario Blues teams heading to Canadian Rugby Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(Saskatoon, SK) - The Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) starts in Saskatchewan next week. Our Senior Women, Under 20 Women and Under 19 Men are all competing in the tournament which runs from July 16-22. All matches will be streamed by Rugby Canada at http://objectified.com/webcasting/live-streaming.
The Senior Women are primed going into the 2018 Canadian Rugby Championship. They start their CRC campaign against Quebec on July 17 at 4pm ET and are looking to get off on the right foot in their first fixture. Quebec is always a big competitor for the Ontario Blues, recently just narrowly defeating the Blues in their 2016 Canadian Rugby Championships season. On July 19, the Senior Women are looking to keep their momentum from the first match against the Prairie Wolfpack, before they finish up their CRC campaign with two weekend matches – one against British Columbia on July 21 at 8pm and their final match against the Nova Scotia Keltics on Sunday July 22 at 6pm ET.
SENIOR WOMEN’S CRC SCHEDULE
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 4:00pm ET
For more details on the Senior Women including schedules, scores and stats, go to: https://goo.gl/78zqfP
The Under 20 Women are looking to come out the gates flying in their matches in Saskatoon. They start their Canadian Rugby Championship push against a tough test in the British Columbia Bears. They are looking to start off the tournament with a big win. Their second game will be a tough test as well in Quebec who will be looking to take it to their neighbours to the East. The Nova Scotia Keltics will meet the U20 Blues on the Friday of competition. Nova Scotia is coming off of an impressive Eastern Nationals last year, where they surprised with a win in competition against Quebec and Ontario. Lastly, the U20 Women are looking to finish off their tournament strong in their final match against a strong Prairie Wolfpack side.
UNDER 20 WOMEN’S CRC SCHEDULE
Game 1 – Blues vs. BC Bears – July 16 at 6:00pm ET
Game 2 – Blues vs. Quebec – July 18 at 4:00pm ET
Game 3 – Blues vs. NS Keltics – July 20 at 6:00pm ET
Game 4 – Blues vs. Prairie Wolfpack – July 21 at 6:00pm ET
For more details on the U20 Women including schedules, scores and stats, go to: https://goo.gl/k75UEd
The Under 19 Men look like they have gained momentum after splitting their series with Eagle Impact Rugby in Late June - a great tune up for the competition ahead at the Canadian Rugby Championship. The U19 Men start of their campaign against The Rock which should be a gritty matchup as The Rock play a physical style of play. The U19 Men’ssecond game will be against a tough opponent in the Prairie Blizzard which includes players from Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The U19 men then will hopefully then be seeded into a semi-final match which goes on Friday July 20 to fight for a spot in the Canadian Rugby Championship on Sunday July 22, 2018.
UNDER 19 MEN’S CRC SCHEDULE
Game 1 – Blues vs. Atlantic Rock – July 16 at 6:00pm ET
Game 2 – Blues vs. Prairie Blizzard – July 17 at 6:00pm ET
Semi-Finals – July 20 at 4:00pm ET
Finals – July 22 at 2:00pm ET
For more details on the U19 Men including schedules, scores and stats, go to: https://goo.gl/kD17kZ
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.
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