Canadian Classics Defeat USA Misfits 43-27

In their first of two competitions this year, the Canadian Classics –featuring Brennan Marcoux (Saskatoon Wild Oats)– defeated the USA Misfits 43-27 in Anchorage, Alaska on the July 13 weekend. 

This is the second time that Marcoux has played for the Classics team, after making his debut in Regina in 2018.  Marcoux was a key contributor to the Canadian team’s success this time around, scoring a try and setting up another all while providing solid defense from the wing position. 

The Classics will next see action at the World Rugby Classic in Bermuda from November 2-9. Their match against the Misfits will help coaches and staff in selecting the team that will compete at that event. 

In 2020, the Classic Can Am will be back in Canada, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Classics program in Calgary.

RECAP: Saskatchewan U18 Teams at Tropical 7s

The Saskatchewan men’s U18 team walked away from the Tropical 7s tournament in Orlando with a bronze medal, while the women’s team finished 11th.

In men’s action, Saskatchewan went 4-0 in the round robin to finish first in their pool. Unfortunately, they lost both of their playoff games leaving them with a third-place finish. Meanwhile, the women finished the round robin fourth in their pool with a 1-3 record, but turned it around in the playoffs picking up back-to-back wins.

Full Results


Round Robin

Def. Cape Pirates 24-0

Def. Alliance Rugby Club 43-0

Def. New Brunswick Spruce 12-5

Def. Cayman Islands 19-10


Def. by Ontario Blues 24-5

Def. by EORU 20-10


Round Robin

Def. Upright Rugby Rogues 17-5

Def. by Alaska Youth Rugby 17-12

Def. by Celtic Barbarians 38-5

Def. by Nova Scotia Keltics 15-5


Def. GALIAS LFM 22-0

Def. Toronto Saracens 12-10

RECAP: Saskatchewan Teams at University 7s Championships

Both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina had men’s and women’s representation at the Canadian University Rugby 7s Championships from March 22-24 in Kingston, Ont.

Women's Results

University of Regina

Round Robin (2-1 record)

Queen’s 33, Regina 7

Regina 27, SLC 0

Regina 20, Montreal 15

Cup Playoffs

QF: Guelph 27, Regina 5

Consolation SF: U of A 48, Regina 0

University of Saskatchewan

Round Robin (1-2 record)

Guelph 29, Saskatchewan 0

Concordia 46, Saskatchewan 0

Saskatchewan 15, Humber 12

Challenge Trophy Playoffs

QF: Saskatchewan 35, SLC 0

SF: Western 19, Saskatchewan 17

Men's Results

University of Regina

Round Robin (1-2 record)

Regina 17, Trent 12

Bishop’s 20, Regina 0

Queen’s 36, Regina 0

Cup Playoffs

QF: Bishop’s 27, Regina 0

Consolation SF: Guelph 31, Regina 14

University of Saskatchewan

Round Robin (1-2 record)

Quebec Selects 21, Saskatchewan 14

Waterloo 27, Saskatchewan 7

Saskatchewan 28, RMC 5

Cup Playoffs

QF: Concordia 19, Saskatchewan 12

Consolation SF: Quebec Selects 24, Saskatchewan 12

Canadian Rugby Championship Kick-off Event

Introducing 2018 Canadian Rugby Championship Kick-off Event!

One Touch Automation invites all children 5-16 to come out and participate in the first annual FREE The Gift of Sport Rugby Day Camp in Saskatoon on July 14th, 2018! This event will teach kids various game skills and techniques, allow them to play and meet athletes from championships

Click the link to register:

Saskatchewan Rugby Signs Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge

Saskatchewan Rugby is pleased to sign the Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge with the Coaching Association.

Prior to signing the pledge, in 2017 the Coaching Association of Canada’s CEO, Lorraine Lafrenière, presented an overview of the Responsible Coaching Movement to the 10 Provincial Unions in attendance. This was an opportunity to share practice from other sports across the country, but most importantly highlighting the importance in making rugby safe for all that engage and participate.

“Taking the pledge for our province aligns with our values and our mission for 2018 #higherstandard.  We strive to create the most attractive sport for young people, because we love this sport, we want to make it a safe option for both players and volunteers.  Players should be safe, that goes without saying, giving volunteers the tools to run safe and successful programs helps us achieve our goals.  We focus on our four pillars, Players, Coaches, Referees and Volunteers, this is a pledge for all of us, this is a minimum standard for all our provincial programs” said Damon Leonard President Saskatchewan Rugby

By signing the Responsible Coaching Movement pledge, Saskatchewan Rugby has committed to conducting an audit of internal practices which will include, but not limited to: Code of Conduct, Coach Agreements, Policies and Procedures.

Phase I of the Responsible Coaching Movement will focus on the ‘Rule of Two’ where all Provincial Team sanctioned training camps and competitions with minor athletes will require two adults in coaching/supervisory roles. One coach/volunteer must reflect the genders of the athletes participating or being an appropriate identity in relation to the athletes. Saskatchewan Rugby will also monitor and review the ‘Background Screening’ for all Provincial Team coaches and ensure all coaching job advertisements require screening as a condition of employment  (contractual, volunteer, or otherwise). All team coaches are required to complete the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) ‘Make Ethical Decisions’ workshop, the Respect Group’s ‘Respect in Sport’ ethics training, or other comparable training.  

‘By signing the Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge it allowed us to look at our strategies that we currently have in place, and ensure that they are current and also where we can enhance what we are currently doing. It has always been a priority for Saskatchewan Rugby to ensure the governance of our sport promotes safe rugby for everyone that is involved’ said Jordan Astrope, Executive Director Saskatchewan Rugby.

Saskatchewan Rugby has joined a group of growing Provincial Sporting Organizations in adhering to the Responsible Coaching Movement. Saskatchewan Rugby is the first Provincial Rugby Union to sign the Responsible Coaching Movement that will assist clubs and community programs in being supported in creating a safe environment for those that participate in our sport. For more information about the Responsible Coaching Movement and all of Rugby Canada’s Player Welfare information please visit

‘It is great to see Saskatchewan Rugby taking the Responsible Coaching Movement pledge said Dustin Hopkins, Rugby Canada Interim General Manager of Rugby Operations and Performance who added we have been working with our Provincial Unions since our AGM in 2017 to ensure that are Provincial Unions and Rugby Canada are aligned with the Responsible Coaching Movement, our intention is that Saskatchewan Rugby  is the first but with more our provincial Unions to follow’


Sask 7s U18 Teams Announced

We are happy to announce the following athletes that will be participating at the Under 18 National 7s Championship March 8-9th in Burnaby, BC. 

U18 Boys play New Brunswick at 1:14pm and Quebec at 3:14pm

U18 Girls play Indigenous Spruce at 10:44am, Quebec at 1:58pm and Newfoundland at 3:36pm. 

(all game times posted in Pacific Time)

Tournament website is – select U18 Divisions for info.

7s Squad

2018 Canadian Rugby 7s Championship

Vancouver, BC

March 8th-9th


Dakota Matthews

Saskatoon, SK

Kayla Mack 

Regina, SK



Wade Clarke

Rouleau, SK

Robin MacDowell

Regina, SK


Olaf Erasmus

Provost, SK

Ferdinand Somda

Regina, SK

Matt Klimchuk

Regina, SK

Dreydon Martin

Regina, SK

Easton Smith

Warman, SK

Caylem McCormick

Warman, SK

Kyle Nortjé

Saskatoon, SK

Zach Nygren

White City, SK

Luke Wilson

Saskatoon, SK

Leith MacEwen

Lashburn, SK

Carson Clarke

Rouleau, SK

Colton Aikens

Briercrest, SK


Ashley Albert

Meadow Lake, SK

Julia Bancroft

Wilcox, SK

Brittney Doerksen

Warman, SK

Emily Findlay

Regina, SK

Jocelyn Lightfoot

Assiniboia, SK

Emerald Maze

Pilot Bitte, SK

Janel Miller

Big River, SK

Brenna Nelson

Lloydminister, SK

Stephanie Runciman

Wilcox, SK

Kirsten Sawatzky

Osler, SK

Emma Scheck

Cactus Lake, SK

Hannah Wilkinson

Regina, SK

2017 Summit Announcement

The 2017 Sask Rugby Summit dates have been announced for Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19 in Saskatoon at the Delta Bessborough.

The summit is an opportunity for the Sask Rugby community to come together to network, make decisions, and plan for next season. The meeting sessions Saturday will be followed by an awards banquet to celebrate our dedicated and passionate members. Sunday’s sessions will consist of our Semi-Annual AGM and a brief board meeting.

Online registration is now live so those wishing to attend are able to reserve their spots.


Sask Rugby will provide free hotel rooms for those staying the night. Rooms will have 2 double beds per room, as such the minimum is 2 persons per room.


Sask Rugby is also providing a bus from Regina to Saskatoon at $20/person. The bus will depart the Regina Rugby Club at 6PM Friday and depart the Delta Bessborough Saskatoon at 1PM Sunday.

Awards Banquet

Annual awards include: Coach of the Year, Match Official of the Year, Female & Male Senior Players of the Year, Female & Male Young Players of the Year, and Builder of the Year. Nominations are accepted until October 25, 2017 @ 12PM, visit for information on nominating.

The Awards Banquet is on Saturday, November 18 at the Delta, following the summit. Cocktails begin at 6PM, dinner at 7PM, and awards at 8PM. Tickets are $100 each or $800 for a table of 8. Payments will be accepted via the online link or cheques and cash at the door but registration is required to attend.

To register for the summit, transportation, or hotel rooms, click here

To purchase tickets for the Award Banquet please visit:

Some deadlines to keep in mind for those attending:

– Final day to book hotel rooms through Sask Rugby: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5PM

– Deadline for award nominations: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12PM

– Final day to buy banquet tickets: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

– Final day to reserve seats on the bus: Wednesday,  November 15, 2017 *or when seats are filled

– Final day to register for the summit: Wednesday,  November 15, 2017

We look forward to seeing you all there!