BC U18 Tour to Ireland

BC U18 toured Ireland in August in part funded by a grant by the Canadian Rugby Foundation’s Bridge the Gap Fund.  The Boys U18 team defeated all three Irish teams Mullingar RFC 34-0; Bective Rangers 26-5 and Leinster 30-19. The Girls U18 team defeated Munster twice 22-10 and 26-17, they also defeated Leinster but lost to French side Launguedoc .

The teams flew out August 10th and returned August 21 and got a chance to take in one of Canada’s games at the Women’s World Cup.

Boys Team photos
Girls Team photos

from BCRU

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

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