From the Editor's Desk - July 2018

July 26 2018


Quinn Ngawati - Toronto Wolfpack trial in Vancouver
© Rick MacDonald

Quinn Ngawati Gets First Start for Toronto Wolfpack; United RFC Looking for Head Coach; BC U15/U16 Start Western Tournament Today


Quinn Good to Go

Local Victoria and SMUS player Quinn Ngawati gets his first start this season for the Toronto Wolfpack. He's been playing for the London Skolars in League 1, the league Wolfpack won promotion from last year. The Wolfpack play in the Championship league this year and are looking for promotion to the top tier, Super League, next season. This, we believe, is the last game of the regular season for the Wolfpack who have secured top place in the standings already. They will take part in the Super 8 qualifiers next which is part of the qualification process for the Super League. CBC Sports usually live stream the matches so check out their site to watch the match. The link here http://www.cbc.ca/sports/rugby/broadcast says the match is 10:30am PT on Saturday.



United Looking for Head Coach

Andrew Evans is stepping down as head coach of United. Here's the notice for the opening.

MEN’S HEAD COACH POSITION

United Rugby Club Men’s Program Seeks Head Coach or Head Player Coach for the
2018-2019 Season commencing in September and running until May.

The desired candidate should be an athlete-centred coach who has experience developing core skills and expansive game play. World Rugby Level 2 Coaching certification is preferred.

The Head Coach will be responsible for leading two practices a week and overseeing Saturday games. Compensation commensurate with experience. Assistance with flights, accommodation, and job opportunities with appropriate visa can be arranged.

The United Rugby Club is based in the Tri-Cities of Metro-Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. The United Men’s Program have many talented young athletes and are the reigning provincial u23 champions who are now looking to boost their 1st and 2nd division performances.

Interested applicants should contact unitedrfc.president@gmail.com

Karol Wince
President,
United Rugby Club

U15 and U16 Western Tournament in Kelowna

The BC U15 and U16 teams are in Kelowna this weekend to play Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba teams. Tournament starts today.

Schedule is here.

There's no live stream but BCRU are tweeting out results and will have updates at the end of the day. Check out their rosters and story here.

Editor's Note

Interesting to contemplate how these stories link, Quinn played BC age-grade rugby a few years ago, he's just 19 now and with a professional career. The next generation are now in Kelowna and maybe one or a few of them will go on to rugby careers. The next 3 or 4 years for them will hold many surprises and provide many opportunities. Andrew Evans the coach stepping down at United has done great things with the United age-grade programs, they won the U20 title last season under his direction. He's stepping down to spend more time with his family.

Also a mention of the new commenting system we installed. There's a slight glitch we're working to fix, the comments show up on the root domain so http://bcrugbynews.com/show_news.cfm?ID=2822 works OK but with the www in front it doesn't show the comments http://www.bcrugbynews.com/show_news.cfm?ID=2822. Strange but we'll get to the bottom of it, hopefully without losing the existing comments.

Pemberton Holmes
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