Ontario Blues

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Ontario Blues
Ontario Blues logo.jpg
Full name Ontario Blues Rugby Football Club
Union Rugby Canada
Founded 2009
Location Toronto, Ontario
Ground(s) Fletcher's Fields (Capacity: 3,000)
Coach(es) Rob Doyle
League(s) Canadian Rugby Championship
2012 1st
Official website
www.rugbyontario.com

The Ontario Blues are the senior men's representative rugby team for Ontario. They were founded in 2009 to compete in the Americas Rugby Championship against other representative teams from Canada, Argentina, and the United States. In their inaugural season, the Blues suffered narrow losses against British Columbia and the Wolf Pack before defeating the Rock to advance to the Canadian Final. The Blues would again lose to BC, but defeated the U.S. Selects in the bronze medal match.

In 2010, the Rugby Canada changed the format of the Canadian competition of the ARC, introducing the CRC. The 4 Canadian teams which competed in the ARC stayed the same, but now played in the CRC, with a Canadian Selects team being chosen from CRC players, and that selects team going on to represent Canada at the ARC.

Fixtures[edit]

2009 Season[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Location Notes
August 22 Midwest Thunderbirds 5-38 Ontario Blues Moose Rugby Grounds, Elkhart, IN Preseason friendly
September 12 BC Bears 29-24 Ontario Blues Brockton Oval, Vancouver, BC
September 19 Ontario Blues 13-14 Prairie Wolf Pack Fletcher's Fields, Markham, ON
September 26 Ontario Blues 32-5 The Rock Fletcher's Fields, Markham, ON
October 10 BC Bears 12-8 Ontario Blues MacDonald Park, Victoria, BC ARC Canadian Final
October 17 U.S. Select XV 24-27 Ontario Blues Fletcher's Fields, Markham, ON ARC Bronze Medal Match

2010 Season[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Location Notes
June 8 Ontario Blues 26-32 England Counties Crusader Park, Oakville, ON Preseason friendly
July 10 Ontario Blues 69-11 Midwest Thunderbirds Noem Perry Park, Sarnia, ON Preseason friendly
August 7 The Rock 33-0 Ontario Blues Swiler's Rugby Complex, St. John's, NL
August 21 Prairie Wolf Pack 15-13 Ontario Blues Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary, AB
September 4 Ontario Blues 55-20 BC Bears Burlington RFC, Burlington, ON

2011 Season[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Location Notes
July 30 Prairie Wolf Pack 31-25 Ontario Blues Calgary Rugby Park, Calgary, AB
August 2 BC Bears 21-46 Ontario Blues Klahanie Park, Vancouver, BC
August 20 The Rock 7-41 Ontario Blues Swilers Rugby Complex, St. John's, NL
August 27 Ontario Blues 15-0 Prairie Wolf Pack Burlington RFC, Burlington, ON
September 3 Ontario Blues 21-19 The Rock Burlington RFC, Burlington, ON

2012 Season[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Location Notes
May 5 Chile National Team 19-17 Ontario Blues Santiago, Chile South American Tour[1]
May 8 Salta Province 26-32 Ontario Blues Salta, Argentina South American Tour[2]
May 13 Uruguay National Team 16-27 Ontario Blues Montevideo, Uruguay South American Tour[3]
Aug 25 Ontario Blues 23-19 Atlantic Rock Oakville, Ontario
Sept 1 Ontario Blues 31-36 Pacific Tyee Burlington, Ontario
Sept 4 Ontario Blues 31-36 Prairie Wolf Pack Oakville, Ontario
Sept 15 Prairie Wolf Pack 17-32 Ontario Blues Langford, British Columbia
Sept 22 Atlantic Rock 16-40 Ontario Blues St John's, Newfoundland


2013 Season[edit]

Date Home Team Score Away Team Location Notes
May 4 New York Athletic Club RFC 23-38 Ontario Blues Travers Island, New York Friendly[4]
August 17 Ontario Blues Atlantic Rock Burlington, Ontario
August 23 Ontario Blues Life University Oakville, Ontario Friendly[5]
August 30 BC Bears Ontario Blues Westhills Stadium
September 2 Prairie Wolf Pack Ontario Blues Calgary Rugby Park
September 14 Ontario Blues BC Bears Lindsay, Ontario
September 21 Atlantic Rock Ontario Blues Swiler's Rugby Complex

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2013 Canadian Rugby Championship season

Props

  • Tom Dolezel
  • Craeg Johnston
  • Dan Pletch
  • Doug Wooldridge

Hookers

  • Ray Barkwill

Locks

  • Robert Brouwer
  • Brett Beukeboom
  • Scott Dunham
 

Loose forwards

  • Tyler Ardron
  • Alistair Clark
  • Mark MacSween
  • John Moonlight
  • Seb Pearson

Half backs

  • Kyle Armstrong
  • Rory Tomlinson

Fly halves

  • Steve Piatek
 

Centres

  • Conor McCann
  • Dan West

Wings

  • Ryan MacSween
  • Marcus Mitchell
  • Taylor Paris
  • Jordan Wilson-Ross

Full backs

  • Craig Marshall
  • Liam Underwood

External links[edit]