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September 17, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen

John Olmstead Cup highlights Caps vs UBC quadruple header

This Saturday will see all five Capilano RFC men’s teams in action. Four Capilano RFC teams travel out to Wolfson Field to take on the students from UBC and the 3Bs travel out to Chilliwack.

At 1 p.m. the Capilano 3Bs hit the road to take on Chilliwack RFC.

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Cap RFC match reports from Sept. 6

September 9, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen
Contributed by John Langley

Fans were treated to two rugby games on the Bob Spray Klahanie Field to mark the opening on the 2014/15 Season.

The curtain raiser was between the Capilano 3rd Division side and some junior players against a UBC Frosh side that had lots of speed and energy.  UBC opened the scoring early with a well taken try as the ball was swung wide right.  I didn’t have the UBC roster so I don’t know who their scorers were.  It looked at first as if the UBC boys would run up the score against Caps who took a while to find them selves.  There were lots of early season errors made by both teams and although UBC was getting pushed off most of their scrums they managed to get the ball out to their backs.  The second score for UBC was a well taken penalty kick to give them an 8 point lead.  UBC got another penalty kick to stretch their lead to 11-0.  A Cap lock was binned for a hit in the air on a kickoff and things did not look good for the home side.  Caps weathered the storm, however, and hooker Sean Hurley powered over under the goal posts to score Caps first points of the day.  No one seemed to know who was going to kick so veteran flanker Kevin Hatch stepped up and casually dropped the ball over the crossbar.  Hatch who was not listed to play proved to be the difference maker today and demonstrated what a difference a veteran player, who has played top level rugby can make to a developing side. Continue »

Bears play two at Klahanie this week

September 3, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen
courtesy of BC Rugby

The BC Bears season will be decided this week.

After a slow start to their Canadian Rugby Championship campaign that saw the team drop back-to-back games with the Prairie Wolfpack, the Bears will need to run the table. A single loss in either of two upcoming games would likely quash any hopes of lifting a MacTier Cup, but a pair of wins will put them firmly back in contention. Continue »

Cheer on our Cap RFC women at a live viewing of WRWC final Sunday in the clubhouse at 9:30 a.m.

August 16, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen

The Capilano Rugby Football Clubhouse will open on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. for a LIVE viewing of the Women’s World Cup of Rugby Final from France, where Team Canada takes on Team England for bragging rights as the best women’s rugby program in the world.

Three Capilano RFC members — Hilary Leith, Andrea Burk and Mandy Marchak — will be in the mix as the Canadian women take on a British team that it tied 13-13 in the qualification stage. Continue »

Capilano women help lift Canada into semifinal round at Rugby World Cup

August 10, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen
by Bryan Kelly, Rugbycanada.ca

MARCOUSSIS, FRANCE – Canada’s Women’s Team — including Capilano Rugby Football Club links Hilary Leith, Mandy Marchak and Andrea Burk — finished the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool stages with an exciting 13-13 draw against England on Aug. 9 and have advanced to the semi-finals against France on Wednesday, Aug. Continue »

Canadian women set their sights on Samoa at IRB Rugby World Cup

August 4, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen
Photo by Ron LeBlanc

MARCOUSSIS, FRANCE – Canada’s Women’s Head Coach Francois Ratier has announced five changes to his starting roster to face Samoa on August 5 in the second game of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in Marcoussis, France. The game will be broadcast live from France on TSN at 7:45 a.m. Continue »

Sendoff for Canadian women July 19

July 14, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen

Capilano RFC members Hilary Leith, Andrea Burk and Mandy Marchak have all been named to represent Canada at the upcoming World Cup in France. The Capilano Club would like to congratulate all three for receiving this honour. Best of luck to these three women and the entire Canadian team in France! Continue »

Capilano RFC news and notes

June 26, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen

Capilano RFC News – Hatch video, Vancouver 7s bid video, Touch Schedule

Hatch Video
Collingwood released a video tribute for Roger Hatch documenting his final months at school. Click here to watch the video of the former Capilano RFC coach

Vancouver 7′s Bid
Rugby Canada recently announced a bid to host a 7′s event in Vancouver. Click here to watch the bid video

Touch Schedule
Here is a list of the touch schedule for tonight (Thursday June 26)

6:30pm (West) Blood Bath vs Black Tahrs (Ref: Gator’s)
6:30pm (East) Manthers vs Dream Team (Ref: Rehabbers)
7:00pm (West) Rehabbers vs Team X (Ref: Manthers)
7:00pm (East) Barbarians vs Gator and his B’s (Ref: Dream Team)
7:30pm (West) Black Tahrs vs Rehabbers (Ref: Team X)
7:30pm (East) Blood Bath vs Gator and his B’s (Ref: Barbarians)
8:00pm (West) Team X vs Dream Team (Ref: Black Tahrs)
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MacKay celebration of life Friday

June 12, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen

Snowcaps stalwart Craig MacKay will have his celebration-of-life sendoff at the Capilano Rugby Club at Klahanie Park this Friday, June 13 beginning at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided and the bar will be open.

Following is Craig’s obituary from the Vancouver Sun:

Professional Camel Washer, Adventurer, Sportsman and Occasional Environmental Scientist Craig, Eden’s Dad, Cheryl’s life partner, Rae’s younger brother, uncle to Lee, Brent, and Carl, Rugby brother of the Capilanos, man of the world, passed away with dignity and peace May 15, 2014. Continue »

Cap 3rds in BC finals at home Saturday

May 9, 2014
posted by Jan-Christian Sorensen

The Capilano 3rd division men’s “A” and “B” teams both look to defend their provincial championship titles this Saturday, May 10 at Klahanie Park.

All club members and supporters are encouraged to come down and cheer on both men’s teams as they battle for B.C. glory on the top field at the Capilano home park. Continue »