Grant “Fuzzy” Smith, a founding member of the Capilano RFC, is currently in Vancouver General Hospital suffering from dementia.
Grant played with the Capilanos for several seasons and Snowcaps over-40s squad in the early days and is featured in the picture on the back wall of the club that depicts the first Capilano 15 following the merger of the North Shore All-Blacks and West Vancouver Barbarians in 1969. Grant’s daughter Carly also played for the Capilano Premier Women’s team. Continue »
The Capilano Rugby Football Club went 5-0 in B.C. Rugby Union action on Saturday, including four wins on the home fields at Klahanie Park.
The Capilano Premier Women started the day with an away-game victory at Trout Lake as they handed Simon Fraser University a 47-14 loss to improve to 2-1 in the women’s Adidas Premiership League standings. Continue »
The Capilano Rugby Football Club posted three wins and two losses in the home-opening weekend of the second half of the BCRU season on Saturday at Klahanie Park in West Vancouver.
The Men’s Premier team staged a comeback after being down 19-0 early, roaring back to defeat the University of Victoria Vikes 35-19, and both Men’s Third-Division teams came out victorious on the day as the “A” side blanked the Brit Lions 15-0 and the “B” squad handed Chilliwack a 53-5 loss. Continue »
by Andrew Smith
VANCOUVER, BC – Heavy winds and a constant downpour weren’t enough to prevent Capilano RFC’s offence from hitting its stride on Saturday as the 2013-14 Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League season resumed with all eight teams in action.
Capilano were relentless scoring tries through both their forwards and speedy back line, defeating Meraloma (0-7) by a score of 32-3 at Connaught Park. Continue »
compiled by Chris Robinson
Two Capilano RFC players selected for Canada
Capilano Rugby Football Club members Harry Jones and Mandy Marchak have both been selected for Canada Sevens Team duty for upcoming events.
Harry and the Canadian men are looking to build off their impressive showing at the Vegas as they roll into New Zealand for the Wellington Sevens. Continue »
Submitted by Chris Robinson
The USA Sevens international rugby tournament took place this past weekend in Las Vegas and a number of Capilano RFC members were in attendance playing, coaching and supporting the club and country.
The Canadian National Men’s Team finished thirds after a thrilling game with Samoa. Capilano RFC product Harry Jones started all the games for Canada. Continue »
The Capilano RFC Alumni Association is suspending the selection and funding of the Exchange Program with the New Zealand East Coast Bays for 2014. This decision was not taken lightly by the Alumni Executive Committee. The Committee feels that due to the fact that there has not been a major fundraiser for the last two years, that the current bank balance and alumni dues for this season would be better served in meeting their other ongoing financial obligations; the Player Recognition Fund, the fitness program and the many various funding requests that emerge each playing year. Continue »
Submitted by Chris Robinson
Vegas Sevens: The Vegas Sevens tournament got underway today. There are many Capilano members playing, coaching, and watching this weekend. This includes Capilano players and coaches on the Canada Men’s 7s, Maple Leaf 7s, University teams, BC U18/U17 men, Junior Women’s, Capilano U-18 and U-16, and Handsworth 7s. The Sr. Men start tomorrow at 4:22 p.m. Continue »