Vancouver set for rugby nationals and CRC opener

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Andrew Smith

August 6, 2013, VANCOUVER (ISN) – Over 1,000 athletes will be assembling at the University of British Columbia’s Wolfson Fields this week as the venue will play host to five straight days of National Championship rugby.

Junior provincial players from across the country will be contesting for U18, U16 and U14 titles in one of the nation’s most passionate rugby hotbeds. Saturday will also see the return of the BC Bears, the province’s senior men’s provincial program as they host the Prairie Wolf Pack in the 2013 Canadian Rugby Championship opener.

In total, hosts BC will be fielding nine junior teams as they look to defend national titles in the boys U14, U16 and U18 divisions. The hosts will also be looking to better a bronze-medal finish at last year’s U18 women’s nationals after missing out on the championship game. BC will also be fielding two teams in the inaugural U16 girls competition.

The Festival will once again serve as a platform for future rugby stars to showcase their talents in front of national selectors as Rugby Canada continues to develop the next generation of internationals.

For more information on the 2013 tournament including rosters, schedules and results, visit www.nationalfestivalrugby.com 

Event Information:

Rugby Canada National Festival Championships

Aug 7-11th at UBC Wolfson Fields (2329 West Mall, Vancouver)

Tickets: $5 day pass, $20 tournament pass

U18 Men’s Nationals Schedule (BC)

Wed. Aug 7th, 9:00am BC-2 vs Nova Scotia

Wed. Aug 7th, 4:30pm – BC1 vs Alberta

Thurs. Aug 8th, 9:00am BC-2 vs New Brunswick

Thurs. Aug 8th, 1:30pm – BC1 vs Ontario1

Fri. Aug 9th, 9:00am BC-2 vs Saskatchewan

Fri. Aug 9th, 3:00pm – BC1 vs Newfoundland

Sat. Aug 10th: Playoff Rounds

Sun. Aug 11th: Placement Rounds

U18 Women’s Nationals Schedule (BC)

Wed. Aug 7th, 1:30pm: BC vs Manitoba

Thurs. Aug 8th, 12:00pm BC vs Nova Scotia

Fri. Aug 9th, 1:30pm: BC vs Ontario

Sat. Aug 10th: Playoff Rounds

Sun. Aug 11th: Placement Rounds

U16 Men’s Nationals Schedule (BC)

Wed. Aug 7th, 10:30am: BC-2 vs New Brunswick

Wed. Aug 7th, 12:00pm: BC-1 vs Alberta

Wed. Aug 7th, 3:00pm: BC-2 vs Quebec

Wed. Aug 7th, 4:30pm: BC-1 vs Ontario-2

Thurs. Aug 8th, 10:30am: BC-1 vs Newfoundland

Thurs. Aug 8th, 12:00pm: BC-2 vs Ontario-1

Fri. Aug 9th: Playoff Rounds

Sat. Aug 10th: Playoff Rounds

Sun. Aug 11th: Placement Rounds

U16 Women’s Nationals Schedule (BC)

Wed. Aug 7th, 9:00am: BC-Gold vs BC-Blue

Thurs. Aug 8th, 9:00am: BC-Blue vs Alberta

Thurs. Aug 8th, 10:30am: BC Gold vs Ontario

Fri. Aug 9th, 10:30am: Alberta vs BC-1

Fri. Aug 9th, 1:30pm: Ontario vs BC-2

Sat. Aug 10th: Playoff Rounds

Sun. Aug 11th: Placement Finals

(11:00am bronze medal final, 1:30pm gold medal)

U14 Boys Nationals Schedule (BC)

Wed. Aug 7th, 3:00pm: BC-1 vs Barbarians

Wed. Aug 7th, 4:30pm: BC-2 vs Ontario-1

Thurs. Aug 8th, 1:30pm: BC-2 vs Washington

Thurs. Aug 8th, 3:00pm: BC-1 vs Barbarians

Fri. Aug 9th, 9:00am: BC-2 vs Washington

Fri. Aug 9th, 12:00pm: Barbarians vs Ontario-1

Fri. Aug 9th, 3:00pm: BC-1 vs Ontario-2

Sat. Aug 10th, 4:00pm: BC-2 vs BC-1

Sat. Aug 10th, 4:00pm: Barbarians vs Ontario-2

Sun. Aug 11th, 8:00am: BC-2 vs Ontario-2

Sun. Aug 11th, 9:45am: BC-1 vs Ontario-1

Sun. Aug 11th, 12:15pm: Barbarians vs Washington

Canadian Rugby Championship (Sr Men)

BC Bears vs Prairie Wolf Pack

Sat. Aug 10th, 7:00pm at Pavilion Pitch, Wolfson Fields, UBC

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