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B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

 

Canada’s Alysha Corrigan, second right, is supported by teammate Maddy Grant as France’s Maelle Filopon, second left, comes in to help in the tackle in the bronze medal game of the women’s rugby World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.12, 2022. The Canadian women return home from the Rugby World Cup proud but disappointed after a tournament that saw them impress prior to running into a classy French side in the bronze-medal match.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Canadian women find themselves at a crossroads after 4th place at Rugby World Cup

Captain Sophie de Goede says Canada could be a powerhouse if it’s invested in

 

Sarah Bern of England runs at the defense during the women’s rugby World Cup semifinal between Canada and England at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov.5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photosport, Andrew Cornaga

Canadian women push top-ranked England to the limit in Rugby World Cup semifinal

Third-ranked Canada gave No. 1 England all it could handle in a hard-hitting, physical affair

 

Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada captain Sophie de Goede holds the ball during a Women’s Rugby World Cup game against Japan in Whangarei, New Zealand on Oct.8, 2022. Canada may have already booked its spot in the quarterfinals but it still has plenty to play for Saturday when it wraps up Pool B action at the Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Canadian women hurting but still winning at Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

Third-ranked undefeated Canadian women wrap up Pool B play Saturday versus USA

Canada captain Sophie de Goede holds the ball during a Women’s Rugby World Cup game against Japan in Whangarei, New Zealand on Oct.8, 2022. Canada may have already booked its spot in the quarterfinals but it still has plenty to play for Saturday when it wraps up Pool B action at the Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rugby Canada **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Maiakawanakaulani Roos of New Zealand runs at the defense during the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match between Australia and New Zealand, at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct.8. 2022. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
Maiakawanakaulani Roos of New Zealand runs at the defense during the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match between Australia and New Zealand, at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct.8. 2022. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tyson Beukeboom, Karen Paquin and Elissa Alarie kick off their third Rugby World Cup on Saturday when third-ranked Canada takes on No. 13 Japan in Pool B play at Northland Events Centre in Whangarei, New Zealand.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
Canada’s Karen Paquin, center, is pursued by Brazil’s, from left, Mariana Nicolau, Luiza Campos, and Thalita da Silva Costa, in their women’s rugby sevens match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tyson Beukeboom, Karen Paquin and Elissa Alarie kick off their third Rugby World Cup on Saturday when third-ranked Canada takes on No. 13 Japan in Pool B play at Northland Events Centre in Whangarei, New Zealand.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Shuji Kajiyama
Ilona Maher of USA is tackled by Sharni Williams of Australia in a semi final match during the Rugby World Cup 7’s championship held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Halden Krog
Ilona Maher of USA is tackled by Sharni Williams of Australia in a semi final match during the Rugby World Cup 7’s championship held in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Halden Krog
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A Canada East player avoids the tackle of a Canada West player during Canada Rugby League action in Abbotsford on Sunday (Sept. 4). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Canada West defeats Canada East in rugby league action in Abbotsford

Pair of games at McMillan Park will help choose international teams for games later this year

A Canada East player avoids the tackle of a Canada West player during Canada Rugby League action in Abbotsford on Sunday (Sept. 4). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Team Canada’s Sophie de Goede lines up for a penalty kick against Team Italy during second half test match rugby action at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Victoria's de Goede will lead Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Canada Rugby League competition comes to Abbotsford on Sunday (Sept. 4). (Instagram photo)

Canada Rugby League games coming to Abbotsford

Canada East vs. Canada West set for Sunday, Sept. 4 at McMillan Park

Canada Rugby League competition comes to Abbotsford on Sunday (Sept. 4). (Instagram photo)
Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada’s rugby women win Wales 31-3, last warm-up match before World Cup

Next up is the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand starting on Oct. 8

Canada’s Paige Farries scores a try in Senior Women’s 15s test match rugby first half action against Wales in Halifax on Saturday, August 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Canada drops all 3 games at L.A. Rugby Sevens

Canada will play in a 9th place qualifier on Sunday

United States’ David Still attempts too tackle Canada’s Josiah Morra during their Los Angeles rugby sevens series pool match at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The annual John Cannon Memorial Touch Rugby Tournament took over Abbotsford’s Bateman Park on Saturday (Aug. 13). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Half Backs and Half Wits win Abbotsford’s John Cannon Memorial Touch Rugby Tournament

Local players Kaitlyn Meier and Jacky Kuang awarded bursary

The annual John Cannon Memorial Touch Rugby Tournament took over Abbotsford’s Bateman Park on Saturday (Aug. 13). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Australian rugby star hopes speaking out helps end transphobia and homophobia in sport

Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Abbotsford’s Lucienne Romeo (holding ball) and Lana Dueck (back row, third from left) won gold with Team BC rugby at the Canada Summer Games. (James Ruddy photo)

Abbotsford athletes win medals in rugby and wrestling at Canada Summer Games

Team BC sits in second place in medal standings, more medals expected for locals

Abbotsford’s Lucienne Romeo (holding ball) and Lana Dueck (back row, third from left) won gold with Team BC rugby at the Canada Summer Games. (James Ruddy photo)
Abbotsford’s Nakisa Levale (left) and Jake Thiel have been named to rugby 7s teams for the upcoming Commonwealth Games later this summer in England.

Pair of Abbotsford rugby talents named to Commonwealth Games squads

Nakisa Levale and Jake Thiel named to Canadian women’s and women’s rugby 7s teams

Abbotsford’s Nakisa Levale (left) and Jake Thiel have been named to rugby 7s teams for the upcoming Commonwealth Games later this summer in England.
Abbotsford’s Lana Dueck (left) and Lucienne Romeo were named to Team BC for the rugby 7s event at the Canada Summer Games in August.

Pair of Abbotsford rugby players heading to Canada Summer Games

Lana Dueck and Lucienne Romeo named to Team BC for rugby 7s competition

Abbotsford’s Lana Dueck (left) and Lucienne Romeo were named to Team BC for the rugby 7s event at the Canada Summer Games in August.