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Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Field for Canadian rugby sevens events diluted by pandemic-related issues

New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among countries missing

 

Olympian Ghislaine Landry, captain of Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team, is taking over the City of Langford’s Instagram page this week. (City of Langford/Instagram)

Rugby Olympian highlights favourite spots in Langford

Ghislaine Landry, Canada’s womens sevens captain, is gearing up for her second Olympics

 

Victoria teenager Quinn Ngawati, who became the first Canadian-born player to appear for the Toronto Wolfpack, interacts with fans after their game against the Gloucestershire All Golds in Kingstone Press League 1 rugby action in Toronto on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ngawati now wears the colours of Rugby United New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson

Young Canadian back Quinn Ngawati enjoying life in Major League Rugby

Former Wolfpack coach Paul Rowley called Ngawati a ‘rough diamond’

 

Oak Bay local Lachlan Kratz (red, middle) has signed with pro rugby team NOLO Gold in Louisiana. (Contributed photo)

Oak Bay local signs with pro rugby team

Lachlan Kratz at 21 is now NOLO Gold’s youngest member

Oak Bay local Lachlan Kratz (red, middle) has signed with pro rugby team NOLO Gold in Louisiana. (Contributed photo)
MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that will debut this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island high school unveils rugby academy

Athletes from B.C., across Canada and around the world will benefit from world-class coaching

MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that will debut this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A pair of Abbotsford RFC defenders resort to holding a Black Sheep player’s jersey to stop him from advancing toward the end zone, midway through a B.C. Rugby Union game in December 2018 at the Port Alberni rugby club. Abbotsford won 45-32. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BC Rugby suspends weekend games, any out-of-province travel over COVID-19

League taking cautious approach in wake of pandemic status

A pair of Abbotsford RFC defenders resort to holding a Black Sheep player’s jersey to stop him from advancing toward the end zone, midway through a B.C. Rugby Union game in December 2018 at the Port Alberni rugby club. Abbotsford won 45-32. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Oak Bay Barbarians with their B.C. AAAA Rugby Championship banner. (Oak Bay Barbarians)

Oak Bay Barbarians Alumni raise $12,000 for B.C. champions

Campaign led by Gary “Jono” Johnston will see the high-school boys team well-funded this season

Oak Bay Barbarians with their B.C. AAAA Rugby Championship banner. (Oak Bay Barbarians)
Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria

Two local men inducted into the hall of fame April 26

Rugby Canada Awards return to Victoria
Some of the players travelling to the international Las Vegas Invitational Tournament (from left) Elliott Johnson, Mitchell Sora, Noah Bain, Nate Tough, Justin Logan, Kapi Vaitaki, Walsham Owen, Sean White (coach). (Nick Murray/News Staff)

BC 7’s NextGen team heads to Las Vegas international tournament

North Saanich player among group to face the first big international challenge of the season

Some of the players travelling to the international Las Vegas Invitational Tournament (from left) Elliott Johnson, Mitchell Sora, Noah Bain, Nate Tough, Justin Logan, Kapi Vaitaki, Walsham Owen, Sean White (coach). (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Rugby’s Hans de Goede represented Canada 24 times from 1974 to 1987. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Greater Victoria rugby players named to national Hall of Fame

Former Canada captains, Oak Bay’s Mark Wyatt and Victoria’s Hans De Goede to inducted this spring

  • Jan 23, 2019
Rugby’s Hans de Goede represented Canada 24 times from 1974 to 1987. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Sophie de Goede from Oak Bay was named U Sports’ player of the year on Oct. 31, 2018. (Courtesy of U Sports)

Oak Bay’s de Goede named U Sports’ player of the year

Head coach says she is ‘an incredibly worthy recipient of this honour’

  • Nov 2, 2018
Sophie de Goede from Oak Bay was named U Sports’ player of the year on Oct. 31, 2018. (Courtesy of U Sports)
Belmont Girl’s Sevens rugby team won the Island Championships this past weekend, beating Shawnigan Lake 22-5 in the final. (Photo courtesy of Michael Haley)

Belmont wins girls’ rugby Island championship

The Bulldogs head to provincials this weekend

Belmont Girl’s Sevens rugby team won the Island Championships this past weekend, beating Shawnigan Lake 22-5 in the final. (Photo courtesy of Michael Haley)
Courtney Sims (left) gets some reps in Tuesday evening at the velodrome in Colwood before the Women’s B.C. Rugby sevens team headed to the Las Vegas Invitational. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Courtney Sims is honored to wear the B.C. jersey at the Las Vegas Invitational

The defending champs will be in a higher division at the tournament this year

Courtney Sims (left) gets some reps in Tuesday evening at the velodrome in Colwood before the Women’s B.C. Rugby sevens team headed to the Las Vegas Invitational. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Kelly Russell will play on the first ever women’s Barbarian team

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament
Bianca Farella heads upfield during action at the Japan Womens Sevens tournament last month. Canada hosts the fifth of six stops on the World Rugby Womens Sevens Series this weekend in Langford at Westhills Stadium. Photo by Ian Muir/Rugby Canada

Canada’s rugby women look for opportunity to best powerful Kiwis

Canada Womens Sevens rugby promises exciting weekend in Langford

Bianca Farella heads upfield during action at the Japan Womens Sevens tournament last month. Canada hosts the fifth of six stops on the World Rugby Womens Sevens Series this weekend in Langford at Westhills Stadium. Photo by Ian Muir/Rugby Canada
Members of the Belmont Bulldogs senior girls sevens rugby team are all smiles at the B.C. High School Championships in Vancouver. The underdog side rolled through to the final before losing a heaartbreaker to defending champion Oak Bay, 15-10 on a last-second try. Photo contributed

Langford-based Belmont sevens narrowly miss B.C. girls rugby title

Underdog Bulldogs take second after steamrolling over other opponents

Members of the Belmont Bulldogs senior girls sevens rugby team are all smiles at the B.C. High School Championships in Vancouver. The underdog side rolled through to the final before losing a heaartbreaker to defending champion Oak Bay, 15-10 on a last-second try. Photo contributed
Rugby Canada under-18 program member Denise Roy (with ball) is among several highly experienced players in the Belmont Bulldogs senior girls program this season. The Bulldogs compete in the B.C. High School Girls Sevens championships at UBC in Vancouver this Friday and Saturday. Photo Canadian Sport School

Belmont rugby girls tackle provincials this weekend in Vancouver

Langford-based side’s depth likely to help improve on 2016 B.C.s result

Rugby Canada under-18 program member Denise Roy (with ball) is among several highly experienced players in the Belmont Bulldogs senior girls program this season. The Bulldogs compete in the B.C. High School Girls Sevens championships at UBC in Vancouver this Friday and Saturday. Photo Canadian Sport School