Written By: Mark Janzen Last year, when Canadian star forward Tyler Ardron inked a two-year contract with the Chiefs, he became the first Canadian to ever sign a contract with a New Zealand-based Super Rugby side. Since then, the six-foot-four product of Lakefield, Ontario did it all – from finding a regular role with the Chiefs, to learning and performing a haka, to finishing his economics degree, to hunting deer, to teaching his team yoga, to learning how to play the guitar. Now, with the first week of Mitre 10 Cup action in the books and the second week upon...
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Written By: Doug Crosse The 2018 Canadian Rugby Championships are in the books and the juggernaut that is the Ontario Blues continues to impress. Chris Silverthorn and his staff have been the most consistent performers of any CRC program in the last ten years. Time and again the Blues, with more than a little turnover from a player perspective, can mix and match squads, and be effective.  The Ontario Arrows program that was running concurrently with the Blues shows what is possible when a professional approach is taken. The Blues had to work hard in their 22-17 win over an...
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Written By: Adam McQueen Sacramento, California - The game was on a knife edge. Canada were clawing their way back in the hopes of earning an elusive win against their American counterparts. The momentum was shifting faster than the blustery Sacramento winds. After a famous victory against Argentina XV a week earlier, the United States could not afford to slip up for the first time in seven encounters versus their northern rivals. Enter Hanco Germishuys – the youngest player on the pitch, prepared to make the largest impact. The ball bobbled into the 21 year old’s hands following a series of...
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