Story and Photos By: Mark Janzen For the first time since Ric Suggitt passed away, Alev Kelter and Suggitt’s wife, Jenn, embraced. It had been nearly a year. Just steps from the Westhills Stadium pitch in Langford, B.C. and just moments after the United States opened the Canadian stop on the World Rugby Sevens Series with a convincing win over Russia, the American star from Eagle River, Alaska was in tears.   For Kelter, Suggitt, who was USA Rugby’s Sevens head coach from 2010 to 2015 and unexpectedly died of a medical complication on June 27, 2017, was more than a...
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Written By: Karen Gasbarino-Knutt In two weeks, Saskatchewan Rugby and North Saskatchewan Rugby, in concert with Rugby Canada, will host the Women’s Canadian Rugby Championship at the Saskatoon Rugby Club. The event will take place from July 15-22 and will showcase the emerging talents in Women’s Rugby and Under 19 Men’s rugby, as well as provide the venue for the growing popularity of the Senior Women’s battle for first. The teams taking part in the Women’s CRC are reigning champions Ontario Blues, along with 2017 runners up Equipe Quebec, as well as the British Columbia Bears, Nova Scotia Keltics, and...
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Written By: Adam McQueen The Seattle Seawolves saved the best for last as they stunned the Glendale Raptors 23-19 to secure the inaugural Major League Rugby title on Saturday evening in Torero Stadium. After falling short against the Raptors on two prior occasions during the regular season, Seattle survived a gripping affair in which the momentum swung back and forth for eighty minutes. The ‘Seawall defense’ set the tone immediately, halting Glendale behind the gainline before destroying an early breakdown to earn a turnover. With the resulting possession, Seattle got the first points of the day through a penalty kick...
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