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The Clayton Heights senior boys’ rugby team has had a successful season in its first year back after a lengthy hiatus. (Photo submitted: Bruce Dayton)

Rugby returns to Clayton Heights Secondary after lengthy hiatus

Team finds success in first season back

 

Team Canada rugby fans take in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series action at Starlight Stadium just outside Victoria Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Vancouver rugby fans on alert as United States to host World Cup for first time

U.S. bid group included Vancouver in an original list of cities under consideration

 

The Bayside Sharks – shown here during the first round of playoff action – hosted all seven BC Rugby provincial finals at South Surrey Athletic Park Saturday. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside Sharks, Surrey Beavers lose provincial championship games

All seven B.C. club finals held at South Surrey Athletic Park

 

The Bayside Sharks will compete in two provincials finals Saturday, while the Surrey Beavers’ men’s team will play in another. (Don Wright photo)

Three Surrey teams set to compete for B.C. rugby titles in South Surrey

Bayside Sharks, Surrey Beavers – and others – will play at South Surrey Athletic Park Saturday

The Bayside Sharks will compete in two provincials finals Saturday, while the Surrey Beavers’ men’s team will play in another. (Don Wright photo)
Both Bayside Sharks men’s teams won their first-round playoff games last weekend, and will host a pair of semifinal games this Saturday at South Surrey Athletic Park. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside rugby teams advance to B.C. semifinals

Sharks’ men’s teams will play in South Surrey Saturday; women’s team heads to Burnaby

Both Bayside Sharks men’s teams won their first-round playoff games last weekend, and will host a pair of semifinal games this Saturday at South Surrey Athletic Park. (Don Wright photo)
Bayside Shark Jamie Beaton dives across the line for a try during a men’s rugby game at South Surrey Athletic Park in February. The park will serve as the host venue for BC Rugby club finals in May. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside to host BC Rugby finals at South Surrey Athletic Park

All-day event to feature seven division-championship games

Bayside Shark Jamie Beaton dives across the line for a try during a men’s rugby game at South Surrey Athletic Park in February. The park will serve as the host venue for BC Rugby club finals in May. (Don Wright photo)
Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Independent review paints damning, dysfunctional picture of Rugby Canada

‘Culture of Rugby Canada and the high-performance program is described as ‘empty’ or ‘non-existent”

Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cascadia Masters Rugby Union teams show support for Ukraine during a game played at Sullivan Heights Park in Surrey on Sunday, March 13. (Submitted photo)

Inspired by a photo, rugby players show support for Ukraine on Surrey pitch

Cascadia Masters Rugby Union organize a photo shoot with banner at Sullivan Heights Park

Cascadia Masters Rugby Union teams show support for Ukraine during a game played at Sullivan Heights Park in Surrey on Sunday, March 13. (Submitted photo)
FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mexico to replace Russia at Langford rugby sevens

Russia barred from all international rugby and cross-border club activities until further notice

FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mexico to replace Russia at Langford rugby sevens

Russia barred from all international rugby and cross-border club activities until further notice

FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Teen girls play rugby in Cowichan. (File photo: Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)

‘Girls Can Rugby’ free sessions coming to South Surrey, Delta clubs on March 6

‘We want to see more girls under the age of 14 playing rugby in a positive environment at clubs throughout B.C.’

Teen girls play rugby in Cowichan. (File photo: Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)
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Surrey Beavers mark 50th year with 3 new rugby jerseys, one showing a special list of players

Limited-edition black/gold jersey to be worn by players this year only

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Earl Marriott Secondary hosted several Thunder Indigenous Rugby teams Sunday for a series of exhibition matches in South Surrey.

UPDATED: Thunder Indigenous Rugby hosts selection camp in South Surrey for New Zealand tour

Earl Marriott Secondary plays series of exhibition matches against Thunder

Earl Marriott Secondary hosted several Thunder Indigenous Rugby teams Sunday for a series of exhibition matches in South Surrey.
After a number of years playing at the first-division level, the Bayside Sharks are taking steps to get their top men’s team back to the premier league. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside Sharks take aim at return to B.C. rugby’s premier level

“Absolutely, our goal is 100 per cent to get back there,” said men’s rugby director Andy Blackburn

After a number of years playing at the first-division level, the Bayside Sharks are taking steps to get their top men’s team back to the premier league. (Don Wright photo)
An overhauled Canadian women’s rugby sevens team with a new coach opens the World Series season tomorrow in Dubai. The Canadian Press photo

Canadian women’s rugby sevens team opens new World Series season in Dubai

Jack Hanratty has been tasked with steering the team through the end of the year

An overhauled Canadian women’s rugby sevens team with a new coach opens the World Series season tomorrow in Dubai. The Canadian Press photo
Canada’s Ghislaine Landry runs the ball during rugby sevens action against Spain at the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., Sunday, April 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canadian rugby sevens captain Ghislaine Landry calls an end to stellar career

Canada rugby sevens captain Ghislaine Landry, the all-time leading scorer among women…

Canada’s Ghislaine Landry runs the ball during rugby sevens action against Spain at the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series at Westhills Stadium in Langford, B.C., Sunday, April 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Veteran forward Laura Russell, shown in this undated hahdout photo, and the third-ranked Canadian women’s rugby team return to action for the first time in almost two years when they take on the sixth-ranked U.S., in Glendale, Colo., on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Rugby Canada

Canadian women’s rugby 15s team returns to action after two-year layoff

Canada-U. S. matches are part of the Pacific Four Series, a new competition that launches in full next year

Veteran forward Laura Russell, shown in this undated hahdout photo, and the third-ranked Canadian women’s rugby team return to action for the first time in almost two years when they take on the sixth-ranked U.S., in Glendale, Colo., on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Rugby Canada
The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Vancouver could help host as U.S. launches Rugby World Cup bid

U.S. bid is to host the men’s tournament in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s event in 2029

The U.S. has launched a bid to host both the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup with Vancouver billed as a potential host city. Canada’s Corey Thomas tackles Chile’s Nicolas Garafulic during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada's Alysha Corrigan, front left, passes the ball as Britain's Megan Jones grabs her during a women's HSBC Canada Sevens rugby match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Vancouver, Langford both back on HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series calendar in 2022

Men coming to Vancouver, as global series announces pair of 2022 events in Canada

Canada's Alysha Corrigan, front left, passes the ball as Britain's Megan Jones grabs her during a women's HSBC Canada Sevens rugby match in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, is tackled by United States’ Sarah Levy during HSBC Canada Sevens women’s semifinal rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rugby Canada provides details of its high-performance program review

Panel named and parameters given for review triggered by complaints from the women’s sevens team

Canada’s Renee Gonzalez, left, is tackled by United States’ Sarah Levy during HSBC Canada Sevens women’s semifinal rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck