Men's Senior Blues ECC Roster

June 28, 2019


Eastern Canadian Championship Roster

June 28th, 2019

(HALIFAX, NS) – The Ontario Senior Blues Development Team (U-23) will be competing in their first ever competition as they travel to Halifax for the Eastern Canadian Super League Championships. The “Blues” will be competing against five eastern provincial union teams for Eastern Canadian bragging rights.

Game 1: 5pm @ St. Francis Field- PEI V Ontario

The following players (lead by Head Coach Phil Murphy) have been selected to represent Ontario:

Joshua, Bald (Balmy Beach)

Steven Commerford (Peterborough Pagans)

Daniel Cooper (Oshawa Vikings)

David Kavtachvilli (Toronto Saracens)

George Manoukas (Aurora Barbarians)

Charles Oulton (Kingston Panthers)

Nathan Roberts (Waterloo County)

Owen Schrimpl (Markham Irish)

Jackson Smith (Guelph Redcoats)

Johnathan Stoneham (Oakville Crusaders)

Mitchell Voralek (Waterloo County)

Tennyson Brown (Barrie RFC)

Jeffery Wood (Stratford Blackswans)

Owen Mclean-Lavado (Toronto Scottish)

Aria Keshoofy (Barrie RFC) 

Michael Gallagher (Markham Irish)

Evan Mackey (Aurora Barbarians)

Malcom Hooper (Oshawa Vikings)

Zacharias Zorbas (Toronto Dragons)

Andrew Macdonald (Oakville Crusaders)

Ty Jacob (Oshawa Vikings) 

Miguel Fabian Palij (Markham Irish) 

Paul Schroeder (Waterloo County)

Jimmy Taylor (Peterborough Pagans)

Head Coach: Phil Murphy

Assistant Coach: Les Gilson

Assistant Coach: Ian McLeod

Manager: Johnny Watkins

S&C: Ryan Anderson


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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Dalton Finkbeiner

Communications and Marketing Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006