It was quite a day at Klahanie Park on Oct. 18 — six games of rugby and a sea of pink both on and off the field. It was the annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research and it was a huge success. Craig McLaren lost his mother to cancer and has been fighting back ever since. Jersey’s are sponsored by families and individuals for the Premier Women and Men’s teams and are presented to the players before the game. The gate included a donation to Breast Cancer also. Great job Craig and thanks to everyone from both clubs and Ridge Meadows that supported this great event. Klahanie was packed and the atmosphere was like that of a country fair. On the field it was the Burnaby women that prevented a sweep over Burnaby, by the Capilano Club. A moment of silence preceded all games to remember the two promising young players from Clayton Heights Secondary Chantal McLean and Cody Kehler who recently lost their lives in a Motor Vehicle Accident. Also remembered were Jim Porter of Vancouver Rowing Club, Kent Greenwood West Van Barbarians/Capilano and Ken Hope of Trojans. Continue »
This Saturday will be a huge day at the Capilano Rugby Club. All six Capilano teams play home games and it is the annual Capilano RFC Breast Cancer Awareness Day. All the teams will be wearing pink socks and both premier teams will be wearing special sponsored jerseys to support the cause. Continue »
Kent Greenwood played rugby for the West Vancouver Barbarians and football for the North Shore Cougars and played representative rugby for the Nor-West Reps in the 1960s. He was the ultimate “Warrior” — Kent played hard, lived hard and partied hard. Notwithstanding all that he was a great father and husband to his wife Cheryl who unfortunately pre-deceased him. Continue »
U-20: Ravens beat Capilano 70-22
I was looking forward to watching this contest but due to an accident on the Lions Gate Bridge I missed most of it. It was a big win for the home side and one of the Cap coaches, Chris Robinson will give his thoughts on the game. Continue »
Capilano RFC members Adam Zaruba (pictured above, second from left) and Harry Jones have been selected for Canada for the 1st IRB 7′s circuit event of the season. For Adam this is his first event with the Canada Men’s 7′s team. The entire Capilano RFC club wishes all the best to Adam and Harry as well as the entire Canada team. Continue »
It was not a very successful weekend on the field for the Capilano Club. The fans were looking forward to a big Premier Game between the home team and Seattle. For some strange reason this didn’t happen and instead the game will be played in April. Mark Bryant at BC Rugby News called it an opportunity missed and I couldn’t agree more. Continue »
I know the coaching staff will be disappointed with this loss. The Cap side today just couldn’t get their game together. When I arrived the sides had scored one each but UBC converted their try. Ryan Scott scored for Caps. It was 7-5 for the home side. Missed tackles by Capilano lead to another score by UBC and the tackling didn’t improve as the game went on. Despite several veterans Caps just couldn’t seem to get their A game going. UBC won this one going away by a score of 42-15 and were by far the better team today. Caps have some work to do if they want to end up at the top of the heap as they have for several years. Continue »
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.
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 »
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 »