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U18 Boys Sask 7s team selected for Nationals

By Robin MacDowell, 02/16/17, 10:45AM EST

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Tuesday February 14, 2017

Regina, SK

Saskatchewan Rugby is proud to announce the final roster traveling to the 2017 U-18 National 7s Championships in Vancouver, BC. The staff was very impressed with the quality of athletes and the skills displayed over the past two months of trials across Saskatchewan.

The selection of three 15-year-olds bodes well for the future of our program leading into the 2018 and 2019 National Championships including Dreydon Martin (Regina), Carson White (Rouleau), and Roan Carter (Regina). Saskatchewan is investing in the future and aims to build the squad around these young athletes.  Sharing the Captaincy will be returning provincial players Zach Lenz (Saskatoon), and Finley Easton (Regina).  Both are big powerful players who will be looking to put Team Sask on the map in 2017.  

One player to look for is P.J. Mancao, who is a two-time Leboldus High School Provincial Champion. While not one of the biggest players on the field, P.J. is one of the most exciting players that Coach MacDowell has seen in a long time, describing him as “unstoppable with ball in hand, quick with a high aerobic base, and great at creating space for others”.

The team and staff are also fortunate to have Canadian International Women's 15s and 7s player, Kayla Thiel, who contributes a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the modern game. She has been back in her native province of Saskatchewan training over the winter in preparation for her 2nd Women’s Rugby World Cup.  “It is tremendous to have a home grown product like Kayla to help lead this developing program”, says Coach MacDowell.

Any questions and comments can be addressed to:

Robin MacDowell

Head Coach

Email: Robin@MacDowellRugby.ca

Phone: (306) 746-7150

 

Jordan Astrope 

Executive Director, Saskatchewan Rugby Union

Email: sru@sasktel.net

Phone: (306) 780-9353

 

Traveling

Last Name

First Name

Hometown

Mancao

Phell Joseph

Regina, SK

Easton

Finley (C)

Regina, SK

Lenz

Zach (C)

Saskatoon, SK

Tiesse

Gilles

Regina, SK

Ajmal

Shaz

Regina, SK

Nortje

Kyle

Saskatoon, SK

Meyer

Ethan

Saskatoon, SK

Nygren

Zachary

Regina, SK

Milligan

Eamon

Emerald Park, SK

Martin

Dreydon

Regina, SK

Clarke

Carson

Rouleau, SK

Carter

Roan

Regina, SK

 

 

 

 

Non-Traveling Reserves

Last Name

First Name

Hometown

Franc

Tristan

Prince Albert, SK

Novak

Mitchell

Regina, SK

Beauchesne

Kaleb

Prince Albert, SK

Ouellette

Hayden

Lashburn, SK

 

Staff

 

Head Coach:

Robin MacDowell

 

Assistant Coach:

Kayla Thiel

 

Assistant Coach:

Dakota Matthews

 

Manager:

Nishant Jain

 

Executive Director:

Jordan Astrope