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#1 s2sEagles

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

Hey all,

I just wanted to fill you in on the update for rugby league in Canada as it does not mention anything about what is happening in British Columbia on the West Coast of Canada.

The biggest domestic competition in Canada was launched in British Columbia in 2012. The BCRL Championship was launched with 5 teams Bayside Sharks, Burnaby Lake, Kelowna Crows, Sea To Sky Eagles, Surrey Beavers. Surrey were the inaugural Championship winners. Already three new teams have applied for entry into the 2013 BCRL Championship which will ensure an even more competitive season. We have Richmond Bears, Vancouver Dragons & North Vancouver Island Wildcats all actively recruiting in the hope of being involved in 2013.

BCRL Representative team, BC Bulldogs was then established and proved to be the Best Provincial team in Canada remaining undefeated in Internationals vs Utah Avalanche, USA in the Cross Border Challenge. The home & away series was a huge success and will become an annual event. The BC Bulldogs then participated in the Remembrance Cup at Las Vegas which was won by Coogee Dolphins from Sydney, Australia. Teams from the Western Conference of the AMNRL all participated and this event will grow quickly in the future with a round robin format of 20 minute games. 2013 will see more games for the BC Bulldogs in addition to the tournaments played lat year. In May the squad travels to Philadelphia, USA for the USARL 9s tournament and a lead up game vs a combined USARL team. Also the BCRL is expecting confirmation very soon of a team from Australia to tour Vancouver in October and others still in negotiations for September.

The season will kick off with the 1st BCRL Canadian International 9s Championship on Sat May 11th where we have teams from all around the world seeking entry and looking to take home the prize of a full set of custom kit generously put up by a soon to be announced sponsor.

2012 was a huge year for Rugby League on the West Coast of Canada and 2013 is looking even bigger!

#2 deluded pom?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for the update Eagles. Great work being done on the west coast. Hopefully the Ontario league can be completed and built upon in 2013.

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#3 s2sEagles

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Thanks for the reply. Yes we hope Ontario can build a strong competition for 2013 as they have some great players over there.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I went to Vancouver Island about 15 years ago, a truly beautiful place, and they now play rugby league?? I think I'm going to emigrate!

Thanks for the updates and keep us all posted.

#5 jannerboyuk

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Good stuff, the combined usarl teams sounds exciting. Love the production values if this vid as well
PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugb...-wales-for-2013
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

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http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

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#6 Robin Evans

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

Vancouver. Best city I've ever been to. Went there in 06 and 08. Maybe coming again next summer. I've seen the lions three times and woild love to retire to horseshoe bay.
Watching some RL in BC would be nrvana to me!
Is there a web site to access?
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#7 Pie tries

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

Very positive - keep these updates coming!

#8 jannerboyuk

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

Just watched the Canada Jamaica game, pretty decent and the commentator is a legend there http://www.canadarug...le.php?id=10202 nice annual report as well
PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugb...-wales-for-2013
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#9 s2sEagles

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:37 AM

For BC go to www.bc.canadarugbyleague.com

Or on Facebook you can find our pages under:

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Sea to Sky Eagles RLFC

The video above is of the BC Provincial squad BC Bulldogs when they took on the Utah Avalanche RL in the Cross Border International Challenge in July.

This year will be another very busy season for the BC Bulldogs with games against Utah, Las Vegas, eastern US Selects and an, Australian touring side.

Big news for the BCRL Canadian International 9s Championship with the confirmations of Fiji Batis and NZ Police squads attending. There are still a few spots open if any teams are looking to travel.

Also the Eagles have secured a 3 year kit deal which will be announced shortly.



#10 jannerboyuk

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

For BC go to www.bc.canadarugbyleague.com

Or on Facebook you can find our pages under:

British Columbia Rugby League
Sea to Sky Eagles RLFC

The video above is of the BC Provincial squad BC Bulldogs when they took on the Utah Avalanche RL in the Cross Border International Challenge in July.

This year will be another very busy season for the BC Bulldogs with games against Utah, Las Vegas, eastern US Selects and an, Australian touring side.

Big news for the BCRL Canadian International 9s Championship with the confirmations of Fiji Batis and NZ Police squads attending. There are still a few spots open if any teams are looking to travel.

Also the Eagles have secured a 3 year kit deal which will be announced shortly.

Cracking stuff, welcome to the board and please keep us updated. Hope you guys have a great year!
PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/ and http://www.walesrugb...-wales-for-2013
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cardiffdemonsrlfc/
http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/

I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
http://www.jaxaxe.co...89/Default.aspx

#11 s2sEagles

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Thanks for the Welcome. Sounds like a great place to discuss the ever expanding sport that we all love.

#12 s2sEagles

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

3 new clubs confirmed for the 2013 Domestic League -

North Vancouver Island Wildcats
Richmond Bears
Vancouver Dragons.

All 3 will be playing in the BCRL International 9s Championship on May 11th.

#13 deluded pom?

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

3 new clubs confirmed for the 2013 Domestic League -

North Vancouver Island Wildcats
Richmond Bears
Vancouver Dragons.

All 3 will be playing in the BCRL International 9s Championship on May 11th.


How many clubs is that in total now s2s?

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#14 s2sEagles

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

7 in total:

Bayside Sharks
Kelowna Crows
North Vancouver Island Wildcats
Richmond Bears
Sea to Sky Eagles
Surrey Beavers
Vancouver Dragons

#15 deluded pom?

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:24 AM

Cheers mate.

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