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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

 

Abbotsford (black) and Kamloops players fight for positioning during the 43rd annual Gobbler Rugby Tournament on Saturday (Oct. 9). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford teams win big at 43rd annual Gobbler Rugby Tournament

Abbotsford Rugby Football Club teams win in competitive men’s and women’s divisions

 

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 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
The annual Abbotsford Rugby Football Club’s Gobbler Tournament returns on Oct. 9. (Facebook)

Abbotsford’s Gobbler Rugby Tournament returns Oct. 9

Fundraiser to support mental health and the local rugby club

The annual Abbotsford Rugby Football Club’s Gobbler Tournament returns on Oct. 9. (Facebook)
Abbotsford’s Justin Douglas has announced his career with Rugby Canada has reached its end. (Instagram)

Abbotsford’s Justin Douglas retiring from Rugby Canada

Robert Bateman Secondary School grad calls it a career after nine years on national squad

Abbotsford’s Justin Douglas has announced his career with Rugby Canada has reached its end. (Instagram)
Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Field for Canadian rugby sevens events diluted by pandemic-related issues

New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among countries missing

Canada’s Jake Thiel, left, jumps for the ball against Australia’s Nick Malouf during the Challenge Trophy final at the World Rugby Sevens Series action in Vancouver, B.C., March 10, 2019. Only seven of the men’s core teams are taking part in next week’s HSBC Canada Sevens in Vancouver with New Zealand. Fiji, Australia, Argentina, Japan, France and Samoa among those missing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
The John Cannon Memorial Touch Tournament is back after a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

John Cannon Memorial Touch Tournament returns to Abbotsford fields

Bateman Park hosting 2021 edition of the event on Saturday Aug. 7, first since 2019

The John Cannon Memorial Touch Tournament is back after a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Abbotsford’s Alise Kayser (with ball) has signed with the Connnecticut-based Quinnipiac University Bobcats rugby program. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Alise Kayser signs with Quinnipiac Bobcats rugby program

2021 W.J. Mouat grad begins with Connecticut-based school later this year

Abbotsford’s Alise Kayser (with ball) has signed with the Connnecticut-based Quinnipiac University Bobcats rugby program. (Submitted)
Robert Bateman Secondary Grads Justin Douglas and Jake Thiel have been named to the Team Canada men’s rugby sevens squad for the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics. (Rugby Canada photos)

Pair of Abbotsford talents named to Olympic Canadian rugby sevens team

Robert Bateman grads Jake Thiel and Justin Douglas heading to Tokyo next month for Games

Robert Bateman Secondary Grads Justin Douglas and Jake Thiel have been named to the Team Canada men’s rugby sevens squad for the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics. (Rugby Canada photos)
Victoria teenager Quinn Ngawati, who became the first Canadian-born player to appear for the Toronto Wolfpack, interacts with fans after their game against the Gloucestershire All Golds in Kingstone Press League 1 rugby action in Toronto on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ngawati now wears the colours of Rugby United New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson

Young Canadian back Quinn Ngawati enjoying life in Major League Rugby

Former Wolfpack coach Paul Rowley called Ngawati a ‘rough diamond’

Victoria teenager Quinn Ngawati, who became the first Canadian-born player to appear for the Toronto Wolfpack, interacts with fans after their game against the Gloucestershire All Golds in Kingstone Press League 1 rugby action in Toronto on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ngawati now wears the colours of Rugby United New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
Abbotsford’s Kaitlyn Meier has signed with the UBC Thunderbirds women’s rugby program. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Kaitlyn Meier signs with UBC Thunderbirds

Grade 12 Yale Secondary student set to join UBC women’s rugby program in the fall

Abbotsford’s Kaitlyn Meier has signed with the UBC Thunderbirds women’s rugby program. (Submitted)
Abbotsford’s Cassie Hull (carrying ball) has signed with the University of Victoria women’s rugby program. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Cassie Hull signs with University of Victoria

Yale Secondary student joining Vikes rugby program in the fall

Abbotsford’s Cassie Hull (carrying ball) has signed with the University of Victoria women’s rugby program. (Submitted)
Abbotsford's Mariam Ibrahim (blue) has signed with the University of Victoria Vikes women's rugby team. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Mariam Ibrahim signs with University of Victoria

W.J. Mouat student set to join Vikes women’s rugby program in the fall

Abbotsford's Mariam Ibrahim (blue) has signed with the University of Victoria Vikes women's rugby team. (Submitted)
Abbotsford’s Sophia Peters has announced her commitment to the Queen’s University women’s rugby program. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Peters signs with Queen’s rugby program

Grade 12 Abbotsford Senior Secondary Student joining women’s team in the fall

Abbotsford’s Sophia Peters has announced her commitment to the Queen’s University women’s rugby program. (Submitted)
Abbotsford’s Kira Peary has been named the 2020 John Cannon Memorial Fund scholarship winner. (Armando Tura/UVic)

Abbotsford’s Kira Peary earns John Cannon Memorial Fund scholarship

Robert Bateman Secondary School grad takes home fourth annual Cannon award

Abbotsford’s Kira Peary has been named the 2020 John Cannon Memorial Fund scholarship winner. (Armando Tura/UVic)
Earl Marriott Secondary’s senior boys rugby team – which won a provincial triple-A championship last spring – is currently in London, U.K., trying to return home to B.C. after a planned two-week trip through Europe was scuttled due to the COVID-19 virus. (File photo)

Surrey rugby team tries to get home from U.K. amid COVID-19 ‘chaos’

Earl Marriott Secondary senior boys rugby squad currently in London

Earl Marriott Secondary’s senior boys rugby team – which won a provincial triple-A championship last spring – is currently in London, U.K., trying to return home to B.C. after a planned two-week trip through Europe was scuttled due to the COVID-19 virus. (File photo)
A pair of Abbotsford RFC defenders resort to holding a Black Sheep player’s jersey to stop him from advancing toward the end zone, midway through a B.C. Rugby Union game in December 2018 at the Port Alberni rugby club. Abbotsford won 45-32. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BC Rugby suspends weekend games, any out-of-province travel over COVID-19

League taking cautious approach in wake of pandemic status

A pair of Abbotsford RFC defenders resort to holding a Black Sheep player’s jersey to stop him from advancing toward the end zone, midway through a B.C. Rugby Union game in December 2018 at the Port Alberni rugby club. Abbotsford won 45-32. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Kelly Russell will play on the first ever women’s Barbarian team

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament