Men's and Women's Jr. Blues Sevens teams crowned National Champs

March 19, 2018


Men's and Women's Jr. Blues Sevens teams crowned National Champs

(MARCH 11, 2018 | VANCOUVER, BC) – On Saturday, in front of a sold-out Canada Sevens crowd at BC Place, two Ontario Junior Blues sevens teams took the pitch to play for National titles. The Jr. Blues Women’s Blue team defeated Alberta 22-21 to claim the U18 7s Women’s National Championship, while the Jr. Blues Men’s Blue team defeated host side British Columbia 29-10 in their final.

The U18 Women’s Blue team was ready for a grudge match with an Alberta side which had already gotten the upper hand on them in round robin play. Kendra Cousineau opened the scoring for the Blues at BC Place, but Alberta stormed back to take a 14-7 lead. Ontario wouldn’t go away quietly, as they continued their attack by adding two tries to regain the lead. Alberta would pull ahead once more in the second half, but a late Blues try pushed them over the edge to win the game 22-21. Try scorers in the game were Sam Cyrille (x2), Cousineau and Brooklynn Feasby.
The U18 Women's team improves upon a second place finish in 2017. The team had seven returning players from last year's roster.

The U18 Men’s Blue team also knew they were in for a tough contest, as they matched up against British Columbia. Arguably their biggest rivals in the tournament, Ontario would have to win against a hot team which beat them in round robin play. EJ Rerri was a difference maker for Ontario in the match. His lethal speed and evasiveness resulted in three tries for the Oakville native. Braden Bruce also added a try and the Blues defeated British Columbia 29-10.

The Blues were officially crowned back-to-back champions with the win. They had 

Ontario had two other teams in the tournament. Ontario U18 Men’s White team and Ontario U18 Women’s White team both finished in fourth place.

Congratulations to all of the athletes on a great tournament!

For scores, statistics and standings, you can visit the following tournament pages:

Men’s -

Women’s -

You can also find up-to-date information about the teams by following Rugby Ontario on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more information on the U18 sevens teams, go to or

National U18 7s Rugby Championship Rosters

National U18 7s Rugby Championship Rosters (Men's)

Ontario Jr. Blues Men – Blue

Ontario Jr. Blues Men - White

Isaiah Andrews
Kingston Panthers
Liam Bowman
Erick Baptiste
Ottawa Irish
Ben Burnside
Cobourg Saxons
Braden Bruce
Peterborough Pagans
William Daniel
Toronto Nomads
Jon Darrell*
Brantford Harlequins
Dylan DiGirolamo
Aurora Barbarians
Matthew HollettAurora BarbariansCole FerraroOshawa Vikings
Jackson KerrToronto SaracensCampbell HunterToronto Saracens
Alex Kropman
Ajax Wanderers
Cody Nhanala
Ottawa Indians
Liam McLaughlin
Ajax Wanderers
Duncan Phillips
Ottawa Indians
EJ Rerri*
Armand Pienaar
Oshawa Vikings
Jack Shaw
William Pilat-Cumberbatch
Toronto Bucaneers
Lucas Vanderburg
Aurora Barbarians
Nash Ramsay
Stoney Creek Camels
Carson Young*
Oshawa Vikings
Sam Shearer
Aurora Barbarians

Coaching Staff

Nigel D'Acre - Head Coach, Ontario Blue

Paul Myers - Head Coach, Ontario White

Khalil Ajram - Manager

Malik Carby-Crobett - Athletic Therapist

National U18 7s Rugby Championship Rosters (Women's)

Ontario Jr. Blues Women – Blue

Ontario Jr. Blues Women – White

Taylor Black*
Abbey Anderson
Norfolk Harvesters
Kendra Cousineau*
Niagara Wasps
Natalie Armatage
Waterloo County
Samantha Cyrille*
Sarah Bothen
Stoney Creek Camels
Linnea Dalvi
Barrhaven Scottish
Payton Brown
Brantford Harlequins
Olivia De Couvreur*
Ottawa Irish
Katya Dondi
Brampton Beavers
Brooklynn Feasby*
Oshawa Vikings
Charlotte Finlay*
Bruce County
Kennedy Feasby
Oshawa Vikings
Maddie Hobson
Brantford Harlequins
Katie McLeod
Aurora Barbarians
Maddy Kushner
Ottawa Irish
Bridget Peros*
Brianna Martey
Ottawa Irish
Sydney Seymour
Cornwall Claymores
Chihinga Roest
Norfolk Harvesters
Lily Stewart
Peterborough Pagans
Zoe Spronk
Kingston Panthers
Emma Wade*
Abigail Wade

Coaching Staff

Ian Fitzgerald - Head Coach

Sean Dunleavy - Assistant Coach

Sonny Raina - Assistant Coach

Vicki Woodhead - Manager

Perry Fan - Athletic Therapist

*Denotes returning player


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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