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BC Rugby – THEY’VE DONE IT! Far from Black Friday, we’re calling today RED FRIDAY in honour of the Canadian Men’s XV qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo.  The side put in three impressive performances in the Repechage in Marseilles, returning from their tour to Europe undefeated.

We are certain that many of you will have watched this match live, but for those who couldn’t, there’s a match report below.  This will be Canada’s ninth Rugby World Cup, having never missed 

Once again, from all of us here at the BC Rugby offices, we would just like to say another huge well done to all the players and support staff involved.

Canada vs. Hong Kong – Match Report
Canada vs Germany – Match Report
Canada vs. Kenya – Match Report

Canada’s Women’s “A” team secured a solid win against England “A” midweek, leaving them with a 1-1 record on their November tour.  They now face Wales this weekend, hoping to keep up the winning momentum. 

Kick-off is 6:30am ET/3:30am PT and you can watch LIVE via

Canada “A” vs. England “A” – Report

The men and women of the Canadian Rugby Sevens teams have been confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament in Dubai.  The second stop on the women’s series and the first stop for the men, both teams will have their sights set on strong performances in the Middle East.

Men’s Roster – Click Here
Women’s Roster – Click Here

Elite Youth Sevens – Boys Program Update
Head Coach Adam Roberts provided an update of the ID and selection process for the Elite Youth Sevens Boys’ Program earlier this week.  Athletes are even set to take to the field in an Island vs. Mainland Exhibition match during the University Championships later this afternoon.

Read the full article – Click Here

BC Rugby Senior Leagues – Weekend Preview
It’s another weekend of action in the Men’s and Women’s Senior Leagues here in BC.  Check out all the fixtures for this weekend via our link below.

Fixtures for November 24 – Click Here

Men’s National University Championships in Victoria
Doubtless many of you have been following the exciting action over on the Island as the University of Victoria hosts the Men’s National University Championships.  For those who have missed the games, catch up via the articles below and don’t forget that there are live streams for each game available on the Vikes website.

UBC – Game 1
        – Game 2
UVic – Game 1
        – KO 6:00pm, Friday November 23 

Exclusive Ticket Offer for Junior and Mini Members
There’s still time to take advantage of this amazing reduced rate offer available to Junior and Mini members of BC Rugby. Save 50% on weekend passes to the electrifying spectacle that is the HSBC Canada Sevens in March 2019.

Find out more – Click Here

Upcoming Events
Here are a few more dates to get in your diary as fall rolls on:

  • November 23 – Elite Youth Sevens Boys ID Session
  • December 2 – Age-Grade Girls’ Club Finals – Cowichan
  • December 9 – Age-Grade Boys’ Club Finals – Victoria
  • January 12 – BC Rugby Hall of Fame Dinner
  • January 12 & 13 – BC Rugby Conference

You can always keep up to date by checking out the BC Rugby Events Calendar – Click Here

Image of the Week

Smiles all round as Canada’s Men’s XV celebrate their 27-10 win over Hong Kong, securing their qualification for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo.

Photo credit – Rugby Canada

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Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors!

BC Rugby would like to acknowledge and thank our Partners and Sponsors for their continued support of Rugby in British Columbia.