Blues Sr. Men: Silverthorn announces roster for Old Blue clash

April 24, 2017

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(Burlington, ON) Ontario Blues Head Coach Chris Silverthorn has named his first squad of the 2017 Senior Men's representative rugby season, ahead of the Blues clash with Old Blue New York on Saturday, April 29th at Randall's Island, New York City. 

Silverthorn selected the roster based on a set of April weekend mini camps, including the final camp this past weekend in Burlington. Three players who missed the 2016 season will return and another trio of new names on the team sheet have potential to get their first Blues caps. 

“Most of our guys have not even had a game of rugby yet, but we have been really pleased at the effort at the April weekend mini camps we have had and look forward to a great game against a very strong opposition,” said Silverthorn.

Back row Seb Pearson (London), outhalf Shawn Windsor (Stoney Creek), and lock Paul Ciulini (Aurora) mark their return to the Blues line-up, while hooker Cam Sandison (Oakville), center Kyle Knight (London), and halfback Mario Van der Westhuizen (Guelph) are possible Blues debutants for Saturday's match. 

“Old Blue have had quite a few games, have lots of international players on their roster and will be far ahead of us game-fitness wise,” said Silverthorn. “We are keen to see how our new combinations work, though and how our guys can step up against the odds.” 

Ontario Blues Roster

FORWARDS: 

Rob Brouwer, Lindsay (Captain)

Pat Lynott, Bytown Blues

AJ Quattrin, Aurora Barbarians

Cam Sandison, Crusaders

Tom Dolezel, London St. George

Ryan Surgenor, Bytown Blues

Hank Mcqueen, Balmy Beach

Mike Sheppard, Brampton Beavers

Paul Ciulini, Aurora Barbarians

Andrew Wilson, Crusaders

Seb Pearson, London St. George

Lucas Rumball, Balmy Beach

Pete Milazzo, Toronto Saracens 

BACKS:

Andrew Ferguson, Crusaders

Josh Campbell, London St. George 

Mario Vanderwesthuizen, Guelph Redcoats 

Shawn Windsor, Stoney Creek Camels 

Kyle Knight, London St. George

John Sheridan, Markham Irish

Kainoa Lloyd, Mississauga Blues

Rory McDonell, Brantford Harlequins 

Mitch Richardson, Stoney Creek Camels

Jon West, Crusaders

Ontario Blues vs. Old Blue New York

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Kickoff: 2:30pm ET

Randall's Island, NYC

No stream available

Stay tuned to twitter.com/rugbyontario for updates

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