Saskatchewan Rugby is happy to announce that we have been approved to participate in the U19 Men Canadian Rugby Championships competition this summer.
We will be forming a team with Manitoba Rugby of players born 1998 (U19) and 1997 (5 x U20) that will compete at U19 Men Canadian Rugby Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia on July 16-22nd, 2017.
All existing rules will be in place in regards to overage players and the Sask/Man squad will enter with the ability to field 5 overage (U20) players.
The format will be two pools of three teams and there will not be an increase in the number of games played. The pools will be divided based on last years final standings and Sask/Man will occupy the sixth spot. There will be two pool games followed by a semifinal and final between the top two teams from each pool, and a bronze medal game for the losers of the semifinal. The bottom teams in each pool will play a two game aggregate series for placing in next years competition.
Each team will play 4 games.
Both Saskatchewan and Manitoba are looking forward to allowing our players to compete at the highest level of competition for that age group in Canada and for the opportunity to with talent identification for the National U20 program.
There are a number of players who have left their home province for more opportunity but now players with Saskatchewan and Manitoba roots will have the opportunity to represent their Province at this National Competition.
Schedule of Events:
May 5-7th - U19 Camp - Brandon, MB
June 16-18th - U19 Camp - Saskatoon, SK
June 23-25th - U19 Camp - Brandon, MB
For more information and to get involved Contact Coach Richard Brindley 306-250-9727.