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BC Rugby – The warm weather has finally arrived and it’s bringing a bunch of wonderful rugby events.  This weekend sees a whole host of fixtures across both 7s and XVs including HSBC Women’s Canada 7s, the BC Bears taking on a Canada squad, and the BC High School Girls’ Provincial Championships.  From local tournaments to international showdowns, we’ve got you covered for your rugby fix as the summer starts to shine through! HSBC Women’s Sevens Series to Light Up Langford This weekend will see the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series return to Vancouver Island.  With an average of 150 tries being scored per round, this year’s series is proving to be a truly captivating sight.  It will also be the first time Team Canada has competed on home soil since their superb, bronze medal winning performance in Rio 2016.  Safe to say, we are expecting a very vocal welcome when they step on to the field.

Canada currently lie just two points behind second-place Australia, so there is still plenty to play for in this penultimate round.  

To see the full squad listing, please click here.  

Canada’s Day 1 Schedule (Saturday, May 27):
Canada vs Brazil at 12:20 pm PT
Canada vs France at 3:04 pm PT
Canada vs Russia at 5:48 pm PT

Canada Sevens Day 2 Schedule (Sunday, May 28):
Quarter-Finals from 10:30 am PT to 12 noon PT
Cup Final at 5:30 pm PT

Get to the games! For those of you still without tickets and looking for a great way to combine summer sun and spectacular rugby, click here for more information.

Live Streaming available – All matches will be live-streamed via World Rugby as well as a 2.5hr highlights package will be available on TSN and TSN Go.  BC Bears Gear Up for First Game This Saturday at 6.45pm the BC Bears will be taking on Pacific Tyee at Westhills Stadium in Langford.  With this year’s Canadian Rugby Championships coming up in July/August, this is a great chance for the team selectors to take an initial look at some contenders for the final squad.  In parallel, Rugby Canada selectors will be busy analysing both teams’ performances ahead of the June Test Series for the national team.  With so much to prove for players on either side, and free entry from 6pm, you would be mad to miss out!

Team listings for both sides available here. Senior Women Set for Big Stage

An inter-squad match will take place at 12.45pm on Day 2 of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.  The game will give many of the players a unique chance to play in front of a significant crowd of world rugby fans.  With places still being decided for the Senior Women’s team, expect a lot of excitement and energy on the field at Westhills Stadium this Sunday.

Read more here. Image Courtesy of Elgin Park Orcas

As this is being typed, the 2017 BC Rugby High School Girl’s Provincial Rugby Championships are well under way at Abbotsford’s Exhibition Park.  A total of 24 teams from across the province are battling it out in Tier 2, AA and AAA groups, hoping to leave the field victorious.  The three-day event will culminate with finals for all three groups on Saturday 27th June.

Stay tuned to Twitter for live updates from the event & the BC Rugby website for a review of the Championship.

A link to the event page with and fixtures can be found here. Penticton Harlequins Announce Sunfest 2017 Back for yet another year is the always enjoyable Sunfest.  Combining rugby and entertainment across the 10th and 11th of June, this event is a fantastic display of rugby in the Okanagan Valley.

For more information, download the event flyer here A Summer of Sevens Tournaments Those of you looking to get your 7s team involved in some great local tournaments, or keen to watch exciting live sport, June brings two opportunities to get involved.

The Brit Lions will be hosting their 1st annual 7s tournament on Saturday 3rd.  It will be the first of the BC Rugby 7s tournaments this year, with second taking place at Meraloma on the 17th.  Both promise to be full of fun, flair and festivities so don’t delay and get your applications in now.

Brit Lions 7s info here

The Thunder Rookie Rugby summer programs are well underway, but you can still get involved in the remaining sessions.

Learn more here. Upcoming First Aid Courses in June Rugby Canada are offering World Rugby – Level 1 First Aid In Rugby courses this June.

Whether you are a coach, an official or a spectator, knowing these simple skills could make a dramatic difference if a player is injured. Capilano Rugby Club
Sunday, June 18, 2017
8:30am – 5:30pm
$50 Fee
Click here for more details and to register. Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence

Sunday, June 25th, 2017
9:00am – 6:00pm
$50 Fee
Click here for more details and to register. Rugby star Phil Mack (second from left) helps to grow First Nations Rugby, joining the kids from Haahuupayak School in Port Alberni for a wonderful afternoon of fun! Thank you Partners & Sponsors! BC Rugby would like to acknowledge and thank our Partners and Sponsors for their continued support of Rugby in British Columbia.

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