Blues Sr. Men suffer CRC opening loss to Atlantic Rock in Quebec

August 05, 2018


Blues Sr. Men suffer CRC opening loss to Atlantic Rock in Quebec; Photo Credit: Mike Schroeder (2017)

(MONTREAL, QC) - The Ontario Blues Senior Men's team met the Atlantic Rock at Concordia University to open up their Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) campaign. The Blues came out strong, trading tries with the Rock, but ball handling and set piece errors proved to be Ontario's Achilles heel in their opening match. The Rock defeated the Blues by a final score of 34-22.

Be sure to join us at the rematch on Tuesday in Burlington!

The second match of the Blues’ home-and-home series will return to Burlington Centaurs Rugby Football Club (Sherwood Forest Park) in Burlington – the scene of the Blues’ monumental defeat of the Glendale Raptors in May of last year. The match will be taking place on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 6:45pm ET and admission is $10 per person at the gate. The second match will be streamed live on Rugby Ontario’s YouTube, thanks to eThereLive.

For more information on the Ontario Blues Senior Men’s program, go to


Tries - Ferguson, Sheppard, Lloyd

Conversions - Ferguson x2

Penalties - Ferguson

Ontario Blues Senior Men’s Starting XV vs. Atlantic Rock - August 4, 2018

1. Djustice Sears-Duru, Crusaders

2. Andrew Quattrin, Aurora Barbarians/Ontario Arrows

3. Rob Brouwer, Lindsay RFC/Ontario Arrows (Capt.)

4. Paul Ciulini, Aurora Barbarians/Ontario Arrows

5. Mike Sheppard, Stoney Creek Camels/Ontario Arrows

6. Peter Milazzo, Toronto Scottish/Ontario Arrows

7. Lucas Rumball, Balmy Beach

8. Kolby Francis, Brantford Harlequins/Ontario Arrows

9. Andrew Ferguson, Crusaders/Ontario Arrows

10. Shawn Windsor, Stoney Creek Camels/Ontario Arrows (Vice Capt.)

11. Kyle Lagasca, Guelph Redcoats/Ontario Arrows

12. Jamie Leveridge, Crusaders/Ontario Arrows

13. Mitch Richardson, Stoney Creek Camels/Ontario Arrows

23. Kainoa Lloyd, Mississauga Blues/Ontario Arrows

15. Jesse Lofthouse, Markham Irish


16. Eric Howard, Brantford Harlequins/New Orleans Gold

17. Emerson Prior, Peterborough Pagans/Trent Excalibur

18. Mo Yusuf, Peterborough Pagans/Trent Excalibur

20. Marcello Wainwright, Toronto Scottish/Ontario Arrows

21. Riley Dinardo, Toronto Scottish

24. Nate Boeyenga, Brantford Harlequins

25. D'Shawn Bowen, Kingston Panthers

Coaching Staff

Head Coach-Chris Silverthorn

Assistant Coach-Cory Hector

Assistant Coach-Aaron Carpenter

Manager-Mark Winokur

Performance Analyst-Rodin Lozada


Ontario Blues Senior Men’s Canadian Rugby Championship Schedule

GAME 1: Blues vs. Atlantic Rock – August 4, 2018 – Concordia University, Montreal QC 7:00pm ET ($10 at gate)

GAME 2: Atlantic Rock vs. Blues – August 7, 2018 – Burlington ON 6:45pm ET ($10 at gate)

SEMI FINAL: August 23, 2018 – Calgary, AB (Calgary Rugby Park)

GOLD/BRONZE: August 26, 2018 – Calgary, AB (Calgary Rugby Park)


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.


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.

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Kevin Baxter

Communications and Marketing Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006