Junior Rugby in Sask

After losing out on 2 seasons of summer rugby programs due to COVID-19, Saskatchewan’s junior rugby players have been busy catching up this summer. A number of junior programs and events brought our players back to the pitch, including training with local senior clubs. 

These activities wouldn’t have been possible without the support of community coaches, managers, organisers, and players, and the Sask Rugby High Performance Committee who continue to drive rugby’s progress in the province. Your sport thanks you. 

NORTH VS SOUTH

Organised by a group of women’s coaches, junior girls will be taking the pitch in Saskatoon on August 21 and Regina on August 28 for some North vs South 15s exhibition games. Each day will consist of 2 games with 20 minute halves, and team lunch in between. Good luck ladies!

U18 BOYS CANADA CAMP

Sask Rugby is hosting a U18 Boys Canada camp August 21-22 in Regina for invited athletes. Out of those selected a number of Saskatchewan athletes will have their shot at a tour with the national team in December 2021 to January 2022. Good luck boys!

CANADA SUMMER GAMES TEAM TRAINING

Initially planned for 2021, the  Niagara Canada Summer Games were rescheduled for August of 2022 due to COVID-19. Team Sask started its training with coaches Kayla Mack-Thiel and Gillian Allen in June of 2021. Any U18 girls interested in participating can learn more here: www.saskrugby.com/canadagames

RUGBY ID COMBINE

Organised by the Sask Rugby High Performance Committee, Sask’s first ever Rugby ID Combine took place in July 2021, open to all athletes interested in developing in sport. The all-day session in Regina brought in over 30 athletes and tons of talent.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Regina Minor Rugby

Formerly Regina Mini Rugby, Regina Minor has expanded in recent years to include players ages 15 to 18. After getting cancelled in 2020, the program returned in full force August of 2021 and plans to run until October. One of the longest standing community rugby programs in Saskatchewan, RMR is an excellent option for juniors looking to get into the game or develop in a fun environment.

RMR still delivers Minis for its 4-14 ages and the kids love it.

MacDowell Prairie Academy

The Prairie Academy was one of the only training opportunities for juniors during 2020, running sessions whenever possible. The program restarted in May of 2021 and is slated to return for fall sessions in September.  The academy focuses on developing high performance rugby athletes but is open to all ages and skill levels.

NSRU Minor Rugby

Formerly Saskatoon Mini Rugby, the NSRU came together to deliver minor and junior rugby sessions in Saskatoon at the beginning of June 2021. The junior side of the program brought a number of North juniors back to the field and helped in reconnecting them with senior clubs.

Combine

sask rugby ID combine

To kick off the 2021 rugby season, Sask Rugby is inviting athletes from across the province to attend a talent identification and training camp. Open to all athletes under 18, no rugby experience necessary. Test your fitness and rugby skills with local coaches and learn about provincial and national opportunities in rugby. 

The day will include fitness testing and contact and non-contact rugby drilling. Lunch is not provided. Athletes should bring cleats, food, water, and come prepared for the weather.

TEAM SASK

Provincial coaches will be scouting athletes all day for Team Sask. For U18 team selection, athletes must be born 2003 or later.

We encourage all athletes to check out the other rugby happening this season:

August 21-22, Regina: U18 Boys Rugby Canada Camp (invite only)

June-February, Regina and Saskatoon: U18 Girls Canada Summer Games training (www.saskrugby.com/canadagames

June-September: Regina and Saskatoon Club Rugby

TBA, Edmonton: U18 Boys and Girls 7s Western Championships

TBA: U16/U18 Boys and Girls 15s Western Championships 

August 6-11, 2022. Niagara: U18 Girls Canada Summer Games

COST & REGISTRATION

The camp is free to attend but all participants must be registered with Rugby Canada for insurance. Once you are registered, complete the form below.

For already registered rugby players: 

Make sure you are registered in the 2021 season and complete the registration form below. Include your Member ID number from your account. 

**Non-contact memberships count for registration**

For new rugby players: 

1. Go to the Rugby Canada Registration page (link below)

2. Select Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Rugby Club

3. Choose your membership and register

Team Sask Junior Athlete, $75 for the whole season

Junior Athlete Training Registration, $45 for the camp (cost of this registration can be put towards a whole season membership)

4. Complete the form below with your new Member ID number

Sunday, July 11, 2021

10:00AM-4:30PM

Regina Rugby Clubhouse

4025 25th Ave, Regina SK

Schedule

9:30-9:45AM Athlete Check-In
10:00AM-12:00PM First Session
12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00-4:30PM Second Session

Athletes Bring:

Cleats or runners, a mouthguard, water bottle (water refills at the fields), lunch

Contact

Sask Rugby Office
306-780-9353
memberservices@saskrugby.com

Mark Discombe, Coach & VP Junior
vpjunior@saskrugby.com

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CANADA SUMMER GAMES

CANADA SUMMER GAMES

August 6-21, 2022, Brock University will host the Rugby Sevens leg of the Canada Summer Games. This will be the inaugural Rugby Sevens competition for the Canada Summer Games and the first-ever appearance of women’s rugby in the Games. Following a COVID-19 delay, Team Saskatchewan will be begin recruiting and training for this competition starting in June 2021. 

RUGBY IN THE GAMES

Rugby Sevens will be among 18 sports featured at the Games, taking place the summer of 2022 in Ontario’s Niagra Region. Consisting of more than 5,000 athletes and coaches, the 2022 Canada Games will welcome our nation’s next generation of national, international, and Olympic champions as the best young developing athletes from across the nation assemble to compete in Canada’s largest multi-sport event.
 
One of the oldest sports to be featured at the Niagara 2022 Games, Rugby Sevens has exploded in recent years, partly due to the success of the national Canadian women’s team. Men’s rugby first joined the Canada Summer Games program for back to back Games in 1981 and 1985, and after sitting out the 1989 Games, returned from 1993-2009. This will be the inaugural Rugby Sevens competition for the Canada Summer Games and the first-ever appearance of women’s rugby in the Games.

CSG Week 1

August 6-13, 2022

Niagara, ON

Brock University
Alumni Field (St. Catharines)

PLAYERS AND PARENTS

Sask Rugby will start recruiting athletes for the Canada Summer Games in 2021 and finalize the team prior to the 2022 competition date. All junior girls (age 18 and under) are invited to training sessions.
Eligible Athletes: Girls born 2004 or later (or an overage athlete, born 2003), registered to play rugby in Saskatchewan

TRAINING

The team will be training in Saskatoon and Regina up until the games. Updates to the schedule will be posted here.

We also encourage all athletes to check out the other rugby happening this season:

June-September: Regina and Saskatoon Club Rugby

TBA, Edmonton: U18 Boys and Girls 7s Western Championships

TBA: U16/U18 Boys and Girls 15s Western Championships 

COST & Registration

All training will be free to attend but all participants must be registered with Rugby Canada for insurance. Once you are registered, complete the form below.

The cost of travel to the Games will be discussed with selected athletes and subsidized by Sask Rugby and through fundraising.

For already registered rugby players: 

Make sure you are registered for contact rugby in the 2021 season and complete the registration form below. Include your Member ID number from your account. 

For new rugby players: 

1. Go to the Rugby Canada Registration page (link below)

2. Select Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Rugby Club

3. Choose your membership and register

Team Sask Junior Athlete, $75 for the whole season

Junior Athlete Training Registration, $45 for one weekend training session (cost of this registration can be put towards a whole season membership)

4. Complete the form below with your new Member ID number

TEAM FORMS & INFORMATION

Coaches:
Kayla Mack-Thiel and
Gillian Allen

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Staff Application

Team Staff Expression of Interest

If you are interested in being added to the pool of candidates that will then be used to select the coach and manager roles for our regional and provincial team programs, please complete the form below. The High Performance Committee will contact you with further details.

DEADLINES:

 

EVENTS:

Coming soon

Head Coach – Job Description (coming soon)

Assistant Coach – Job Description (coming soon)

Manager – Job Description (coming soon)

RECAP: U18 Westerns in Regina

Another Year Of U18 Is In The Books

Men’s and women’s teams from Alberta, Manitoba, BC and Saskatchewan were in Regina to compete in the U18 Western Championships of the August long weekend. 

On the men’s side, BC18 took gold with a 19-5 victory over Alberta Black. Meanwhile in an all-Alberta final on the women’s side, Alberta Black defeated Alberta White 27-12 to claim the top spot.

Bronze medals were awarded to Alberta White for their 12-5 victory over BC17 in men’s action, and women’s action saw BC18 shutout their fellow BC17 team 22-0.

Thanks to all of our volunteers and our sponsors for helping to make this event so successful.

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

Men

Round Robin

Def. Cape Pirates 24-0

Def. Alliance Rugby Club 43-0

Def. New Brunswick Spruce 12-5

Def. Cayman Islands 19-10

Playoffs

Def. by Ontario Blues 24-5

Def. by EORU 20-10

Women

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

Playoffs

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

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 www.canadianrugbychampionship.com – select U18 Divisions for info.

7s Squad

2018 Canadian Rugby 7s Championship

Vancouver, BC

March 8th-9th

Coaches

Dakota Matthews

Saskatoon, SK

Kayla Mack 

Regina, SK

 

Manager

Wade Clarke

Rouleau, SK

Robin MacDowell

Regina, SK

BOYS

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

GIRLS

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

Sask 7s is Looking for Under 18 Boys and Girls

Sask 7s is looking for Under 18 boys and girls to represent Saskatchewan

The Under 18 National 7s Championship is taking place in Vancouver March 8-9th and Saskatchewan is sending a boys and girls team.  12 athletes for each team will be selected to compete.

Team Try out dates are January 13th and 20th at the Yara Center in Moose Jaw, SK.

Girls Head Coach – Kayla Mack

Boys Head Coach – Dakota Matthews

The team will travel on March 7 and return March 12.  All players will be attending Canada Sevens Tournament to cheer on Men’s National 7s Team on Saturday and Sunday.

If you have questions contact the Director of 7s Robin MacDowell 306-533-5140 or Team Manager Wade Clarke 306-630-8879

CRC National Championship Final Roster 2017

On August 14-20th 3 teams from Saskatchewan will be heading to Calgary, AB to compete in this years CRC National Championships!

We have our U16 Boys Sask Squad, the U18 Mens Blizzard Squad, and the U18 Women’s Blizzard Squad representing both Saskatchewan and Manitoba to face off against teams across Canada.

Good luck to all athletes and Congratulations on being selected this year to participate!