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BC Rugby – Defending champions ready for opening game against Atlantic Rock.

BC Rugby has announced the U18 Boys’ and Girls’ XVs Teams that will be travelling to Ireland in August 2017.  As part of the Tour, the teams will test themselves against top international programs, including Leinster and Munster Academies.
The Tour is part of BC Rugby’s new approach to seek out challenging and valuable
competitions to ensure optimum athlete development.  In turn, this should help in the process of developing more BC players to lead National Teams to success. 
While in Ireland, the players will also have the exciting opportunity to watch the Women’s Rugby World Cup match between Canada and New Zealand in Dublin.  Doubtless the sight of BC athletes like Carolyn McEwan, Andrea Burk, Chelsey Minter and Brittany Waters playing for their country on the biggest international platform in the game will prove inspirational.

BC Rugby U18 Girls’ XV Tour Team

  • Lyric Atchison, North Vancouver
  • Madeline Avery, Kamloops
  • Kate Bagshaw, White Rock
  • Kristianna Bouwers, Black Creek
  • Mackenzie Braun, Abbotsford
  • Grace Campbell, Kamloops
  • Hannah Edward, Surrey
  • Louise Eriksson, Denman Island
  • Faith Fitzpatrick, Maple Ridge
  • Erin Geddie, Victoria
  • Lizzy Gotuaco, Kamloops
  • Vivianna Johnson, Mission
  • Sarah Klok, Abbotsford
  • Natalie Moreland, Mill Bay
  • Alex Motoc, Abbotsford
  • Caleb Pope, Kelowna
  • Carrie Rojas, Williams Lake
  • Berlyn Seselja, Surrey
  • Shoshanah Seumanutafa, Surrey
  • Ashlynn Smith, Abbotsford
  • Madison Smith, Surrey
  • Chrissa Tromp, Victoria
  • Shalaya Valenzuela, Abbotsford
  • Valerie Wideski, Richmond

BC Rugby U18 Boys’ XV Tour Team

  • Jared Andrews Almack, North Vancouver
  • LaShawn Berg, Abbotsford
  • Connor Byron, Abbotsford
  • Ben Cameron, North Vancouver
  • Petro Chountalas, Tsawwassen
  • Aidan Cottrell, North Vancouver
  • Reid Davis, Surrey
  • Edward Down, Victoria
  • Julian Foggitt, Victoria
  • Nicholas Gray, North Vancouver
  • Lewis Hinton, Victoria
  • Harrison Hooke, Fort St. James
  • Mac James, Abbotsford
  • Sam Kahn, Victoria
  • Jordy Makela-Chouinard, Victoria
  • Rowan Megale, Nelson
  • Max Radcliffe, Surrey
  • Josh Radons, Abbotsford
  • Von Richardson, Chilliwack
  • Ari Stan, North Vancouver
  • Sammy Stringer, Kelowna
  • Kyle Tremblay, Surrey
  • Tyler Wong, North Vancouver
  • Austin Zimmer, Abbotsford

2017 U18 Ireland Tour Itinerary
Aug 10 – Flight to Dublin, IRE
Aug 12 – BC U18 Boys vs. Munster; BC U18 Girls vs. Munster
Aug 15 – Visit Rugby Canada Women’s XVs Team training session (TBC)
Aug 16 – BC U18 Boys vs. Corinthians RFC; BC U18 Girls tournament vs. Launguedoc                         (FRA) & Leinster (IRE)
Aug 17 – WRWC Pool Match 3/3, Canada vs. New Zealand (Dublin)
Aug 19 – BC U18 Boys vs. Leinster; BC U18 Girls vs. Munster
Aug 21 – Flight to Vancouver, BC
Headshots of team members are available on each team’s respective page at (U18 Boys & U18 Girls).  News and updates from the tour will be available through the BC Rugby website, Facebook and Twitter streams.

More information about BC Rugby

The British Columbia Rugby Union, commonly known as BC Rugby, is the governing body for Rugby in British Columbia and is a Provincial Union of Rugby Canada, the national governing body. Representing over 7,500 individuals registered through around 60 Member Clubs and Associations across the Province, BC Rugby leads and manages the sport with the aim to grow participation and develop excellence in all games of Rugby and in all facets of the sport.





For further information, please contact:

BC Rugby

Euan McGhee

Marketing & Communications Manager

Tel: +1- 604-737-3070