U16 Jr. Blues UK Tour Rosters
September 6th, 2019
(WHITBY, ON) - Rugby Ontario is pleased to announce the rosters for the Ontario Jr. Blues U16 Boys and Girls 10-day tour to the United Kingdom. The teams will leave on November 7th, returning on November 17th. Highlights of the tour include training at Hartpury University (England) - Home of Gloucester Rugby (Premiership), Hartpury RFC (Championship) and Hartpury University (British University Champions). The coaches will also take part in Professional Development sessions with the staff at Hartpury.
"If we want to play rugby at a world class level, we must give our best athletes the opportunity to observe, train and compete against the best” said Paul Connelly, Rugby Ontario’s High-Performance Manager. “The Hartpury Experience is an important part of our development pathway."
The teams will play three matches against some of the top Academy and School Programs in England: Exeter, Bristol and Gloucester. In addition to playing matches, the players will also be attending three professional games: Gloucester vs. Saracens, Gloucester vs. Toulose and Fiji vs. Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium.
Below are the rosters and non-travelling reserves and for both teams
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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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