LANGFORD, BC – Rugby Canada is pleased to announce the first ever Canadian University Men’s All-Stars, comprised of 40 athletes from the six schools that recently challenged for the Spence McTavish Cup in Guelph, Ontario.

After showcasing their skills and claiming silver medals at the tournament, five Vikes were named All-Stars. First-years James O’NeillBrennig Prevost and Aidan McMullan, third-year Cathal Long and fifth-year James Pitblado all impressed at the tournament to not only earn All-Star nods but to also place themselves into consideration to play for their country. A squad of 24-26 players selected from these 40 All-Stars will be named ahead of a two game exhibition series against the USA Collegiate All-Stars set to take place next June.

“There are guys on this list we didn’t know about before the tournament so that is a real positive for our system and depth chart moving forward.” said Ken Goodland, Coordinator, Talent Identification and Player Development at Rugby Canada.”The importance of the tournament is hard to measure,” added Goodland. “I believe this tournament has the ability to change our landscape and contribute to both the men’s fifteen’s and seven’s program every year,” he continues.

“Rugby Canada would like to acknowledge and thank the Canadian Rugby Foundation for its support of the tournament and look forward to building on this years success,” said Goodland.

Canadian University Men’s All-Stars:

Jonney Rose – UPEI – Hooker
Jack McRogers – McMaster – Hooker
Jack Caylor – Guelph – Hooker
Connor Sampson – UBC – Prop/Hooker
Morgan MacIntyre – UPEI – Prop
Mike Smith – McMaster – Prop
Clint Lemkus – UBC – Prop
Mitch Gleben – Guelph – Prop
Cali Martinez – UBC – Prop
James Carson – UBC – Lock
Blake Aram – Guelph – Lock
Jackson Marquardt – Concordia – Back row/Lock
James O’Neill – UVIC – Back row
Erich Milne – Guelph – Back row
Michael Smith – UBC – Back row
Jacob Ikeda – UBC – Back row
Kolby Francis – Guelph – Back row/Lock
Nick Allen – UBC – Back row
Jamie McNaughton – McMaster – Back row/Lock
Lucas Hotton – Concordia – Backrow
Fraser Hurst – UBC – Scrum half/Fullback
James Pitblado – UVIC – Scrum Half
William McDougall-Percillier – UBC – Scrum Half
Brennig Prevost – UVIC – Fly Half/Fullback
Theo Sauder – UBC – Fly Half
Moritz Wittman – UBC – Fly Half
Will Kelly – McMaster – Fly Half
Mitch Richardson – McMaster – Centre
Kyle Lagasca – Guelph – Centre
Scott Simmonds – Guelph – Centre
Nathan Rees – UBC – Centre
Charles DeBove – Concordia – Centre
Samuel Montminy – Concordia – Centre
Jordan Hofstra – Guelph – Wing
Tyler Gagne – McMaster – Wing/Centre
Niko Clironomos – UBC – Wing/Centre
Cathal Long – UVIC – Wing
John Sheridan – Guelph – Fullback/Fly Half
Aidan McMullan – UVIC – Fullback
Cole Keffer – UBC – Wing Scrum Half