Ottawa’s Bytown Blues Rugby Club has two named to Rugby Canada U20 Camp

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Ottawa’s Bytown Blues Rugby Club is celebrating the addition of two of its brightest up and coming players being named to Rugby Canada’s U20 evaluation camp. Revez Jinjikhadze and Charles Kijek will be at the camp starting tomorrow, January 19, at Shawnigan Lake School on Vancouver Island.

Jinjikhadze, a tenacious flanker who played his high school rugby under EORU coach, Danny Leeson, at Ridgemont in Ottawa and Kijek, an Immaculata High School product who once scored six tries in a game, are amongst forty-four of Canada’s top U20 rugby players competing for 26 spots on the Canada U20 team.

Both Jinjikhadze and Kijek had impressive, high scoring U16 and U18 junior careers with the Bytown Blues rugby club while also representing Eastern Ontario and the Lower Canada Voyageurs.

“Revez Jinjikhadze and Charles Kijek have both worked very hard to get to this important point in their rugby careers,”stated Curtis Crawford, President of the Bytown Blues rugby club. “Both players have not only dominated at their own age groups, but they have also stepped into the FRQ’s Senior Men’s rugby action and had immediate impacts on the field. Jinjikhadze shows tremendous drive and toughness on the field while Kijek is an exceptional athlete who is capable of breaking a game wide open at any moment.”

The motto of Ottawa’s Bytown Blues Rugby Club is “Advance”. It’s a simple, yet powerful idea that drives the central Ottawa rugby club’s style of play as well as the club’s continuing efforts to be one of Canada’s top rugby clubs.

These efforts have begun to pay off in the past few seasons as the club’s Senior and Junior men’s rugby programs have begun to put some exceptional seasons together in Eastern Ontario and in the Quebec Rugby Federation (FRQ).

The addition of Revez Jinjikhadze and Charles Kijek to the Rugby Canada U20 camp are further evidence of the Bytown Blues Rugby club’s continuing ascension.


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