The BC Rugby Men’s Selects Sevens will take on Canada and the Pacific Pride on November 10 in a series of games at Windsor Park in Victoria. The matches will provide warm-up fixtures for the Canadian Men’s Sevens team, before they travel to Dubai later this month for their 2020 HSBC World Sevens Series opening tournament.
Both the BC Men’s Selects and Pacific Pride will face Canada twice over the course of the afternoon, giving spectators plenty of chances to see the nation’s top athletes in action. This will be one of the few opportunities to see the players up close on home soil until the HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver on March 7-8 next year.
“We know how important it is for the national team to prepare for this tournament, so we’re happy to be fielding a team” said Aaron Takel, Rugby Development Manager (Men & Boys) at BC Rugby. “It’s not an ideal time by any means, with players in the middle of club XVs season and many having existing commitments. That said, these are talented players who will be pulling on BC shirts and I’m confident they can give Canada a decent challenge.”
The day at Langford will also include a kids clinic run by Castaway Wanderers RFC. Players from the Canadian Men’s Sevens team will also be taking part in this session and inspiring future superstars.
Event Schedule – Sunday November 10
11:00 – 11:30 Castaway Wanderers Minis Camp
11:30 – 12:00 Warm-up
12:00 Canada vs. Pacific Pride
12:45 Canada vs. BC Men’s Selects
13:30 Canada vs. Pacific Pride
14:15 Canada vs. BC Men’s Selects
B.C. Men’s Selects 7’s Roster
Kyle Bailie – Westshore RFC (Cowichan Valley)
Peyton Eagar – Westshore RFC (Duncan)
JC Fidinde – James Bay AA (Victoria)
Johnny Franklin – Capilano RFC (North Vancouver)
Siôn Griffiths – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Mill Bay)
Spencer Jones – Westshore RFC (Victoria)
Colby Mason – UBCOB Ravens RFC (Vancouver)
Aaron McLelland – UBCOB Ravens RFC (Vancouver)
Zephyr Melnyk – Nanaimo Hornets RFC (Nanaimo)
Mike Nieuwenhuysen – James Bay AA (Victoria)
Brandon Schellenberger – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria)
Head Coach – Sean White (Victoria)