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Canada's Alysha Corrigan, front left, passes the ball as Britain's Megan Jones grabs her during a women's HSBC Canada Sevens rugby match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Vancouver, Langford both back on HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series calendar in 2022

Men coming to Vancouver, as global series announces pair of 2022 events in Canada

 

Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, is tackled by United States’ Sarah Levy during HSBC Canada Sevens women’s semifinal rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rugby Canada provides details of its high-performance program review

Panel named and parameters given for review triggered by complaints from the women’s sevens team

 

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

 

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’

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
Leslie Cripps, who grew up in Williams Lake and went on to play rugby at the international level, speaks to rugby players at Lake City Secondary School in 2019 during a visit to B.C. (Photo submitted)

Leslie Cripps announced as Rugby Canada Hall of Fame inductee

Cripps was first introduced to rugby at the Williams Lake Rugby Club in 1996

Leslie Cripps, who grew up in Williams Lake and went on to play rugby at the international level, speaks to rugby players at Lake City Secondary School in 2019 during a visit to B.C. (Photo submitted)
Mike Levitt (Photo submitted)

Former Williams Lake rugby coach, teacher, releases second book on rugby

The book tackles the issue of girls playing full-contact rugby

Mike Levitt (Photo submitted)
The Black Widows: Ellie Folz, Kathryn Navratil, Ivy Watson(C), Addyson Cullum, Kalli Campbell, Layal Knevel, Grace Turner, and Jessabell Trelenberg captured the Lake City Secondary School girls flag rugby title Wednesday afternoon during the championships held at the Columneetza Campus, defeating the Pink Leprechauns in the final. (Photo submitted)

Black Widows march to LCSS flag rugby title

“We decided to do flag rugby because it minimizes contact, there’s some distancing.”

The Black Widows: Ellie Folz, Kathryn Navratil, Ivy Watson(C), Addyson Cullum, Kalli Campbell, Layal Knevel, Grace Turner, and Jessabell Trelenberg captured the Lake City Secondary School girls flag rugby title Wednesday afternoon during the championships held at the Columneetza Campus, defeating the Pink Leprechauns in the final. (Photo submitted)
Laura Pfleiderer (front) and Emma Pfleiderer (back left) - Greg Mason photo

Pfleiderer twins named to Acadia women’s rugby all-decade teams

Head coach Matt Durant said it was an incredibly difficult chore selecting a team

Laura Pfleiderer (front) and Emma Pfleiderer (back left) - Greg Mason photo
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
Former Williams Lake resident, high school teacher and rugby coach Mike Levitt is excited for the launch of his new book, Rugby Rivals, on Feb. 4, 2020. (Image submitted)

Retired teacher, coach set to release new book, Rugby Rivals

Rugby Rivals is targeted at youth aged 10 to 13, and tells the story of 14-year-old Sam Brewer

Former Williams Lake resident, high school teacher and rugby coach Mike Levitt is excited for the launch of his new book, Rugby Rivals, on Feb. 4, 2020. (Image submitted)
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