BC Bears to host Ontario and Atlantic in Langford


Andrew Smith

August 20, 2013, Langford, BC (ISN) – The province’s senior men’s representative side, the BC Bears, will play their final home fixtures of the 2013 Canadian Rugby Championship in Langford over the long weekend when they play host to defending national champions Ontario Blues (1-0) and Maritime reps Atlantic Rock (0-1).

The Bears will scrum down against their Eastern rivals on the turf at Westhills Stadium, the same venue that will host the 2013 Americas Rugby Championship in October.

While the Bears (0-1) will be looking to register their first win after coming up short against the Prairie Wolf Pack (0-1) on August 10th, the matches will also be used as a proving ground for players looking to crack the Canada-A national team development roster.

The Bears will be hosting the Ontario Blues on Friday, August 30th at 7:30pm. Monday’s match against the Atlantic Rock will kick off at 4:45pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate and are priced at $15 for adults, $10 for youth. A two-pack double-header (per person), good for both the Friday and Monday fixtures can be purchased for $25 for adults and $15 for youth.


Fri. Aug 30, 7:30pm KO

Ontario Blues at BC Bears

(Westhills Stadium, Langford)

Mon. Sept 2, 4:45pm KO

Atlantic Rock at BC Bears

(Westhills Stadium, Langford)

For more information including roster announcements, previews and match recaps, visit www.bcrugby.com

Canadian Rugby Championship

Currently in its fifth season, the Canadian Rugby Championship (CRC) is a high performance regional competition featuring four teams; British Columbia, Prairie Wolf Pack, Ontario Blues and Atlantic Rock. The competition is a key stepping stone in the pathway to the Canadian senior men’s national team. At the completion of the 2013 season, a squad of 26 players will be announced for the Americas Rugby Championship featuring Canada-A, Uruguay, USA and defending champions Argentina Jaguars.

BC Bears 2013 Schedule

Sat. Aug 10 Wolf Pack [30 – 21] BC Bears

Fri. Aug 30, 7:30pm KO – Ontario Blues at BC (Westhills Stadium, Langford)

Mon. Sept 2, 4:45pm KO – Atlantic Rock at BC (Westhills Stadium, Langford)

Sat. Sept 14, 4:30pm KO – BC at Ontario Blues (Lindsay RFC, Lindsay, Ont)

Sat. Sept 21, 7:00pm KO – BC at Wolf Pack (Ellerslie Rugby Park, Edmonton, Alta)