Bytown Blues Update for June 9th 2015

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The rain continues to poke its ugly head in and out of the weather this week as the fields get a nice drink of water and grow their roots. As much as we prefer the more solid ground, we hope to see the rain hoop it and get out of our way.

Training times for this week:

Tuesday: Club Training

Canterbury High School:

U18: 18:00 – 20:00

Mens: 1830-2030

St Patrick’s High school:

U16: 17:30 – 19:30

Wednesday: Club Fitness (All Registered Club members are welcome)

Canterbury High School: 1830-1930

Thursday: Team Training

Canterbury High School:

U18: 18:00 – 20:00

Mens: 1830-2030

St Patrick’s High school:

U16: 17:30 – 19:30

U18s who are registered and want to experience senior men’s training are encouraged and welcome to join us at these times. Those on representative U18 and U19 sides are expected to be¬†at training.

Senior Mens TeamSnap Availability

All 3rds matches have been added to the TeamSnap calender. So players who have intentions of only playing 3rds matches are encouraged to answer all the TeamSnap notifications to aide in the coaches depth chart.

A note that the Comms team has received from the coaches is in regard to the decline in answering the availability survey. This is a tool that the coaches have embraced in order to take a significant amount of work off the shoulders of our already busy volunteers.

Huge Win on the weekend for the 1XV 

The Bytown Blues 1XV had a 28-19 win against the Ottawa Indians on the weekend on the front pitch of Twin Elm Rugby Park. This gave the Blues 5 league points for that win.  (4 points for win + 1 Bonus Point for 4 trys) Tries scored by Tyson Morris, Matthew Nichol, John Shaw, and a Push over try by the forwards resulting in a Penalty Try. Conversions kicked by the one and only Mason Dingwall, who was 4/4 on the day.

This puts the Bytown Blues 1XV at 11 points on the season (by rough estimation).

The 2XV had a more torrid affair on the main pitch at TERP. As unfamiliarity and mistakes took over the day. A disappointing final score of 3-29 finished the character building loss.

The Illustrious Palm Bay Players of the Days, given to the club players of the day who best represented the club and our principles of attack and competition were; for the 2XV, Ethan Russett and for the 1XV, Patrick Lynott.

Upcoming game this week vs Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC

Our second away game of the season will be played against the Bytown Blues sister Club SABRFC. It will be played on Saturday June 13th and attend training to find out when the bus is leaving. It is at the St Gorges high school and kick-offs should be 1330h and 1500h.

SABRFC is a historically good club from the Montreal Area and will be a good match.

See you all out on the pitch this week at training.

Reminder to check your e-mail for the full registration links and explicit instructions to setting up and getting ready to play. As per usual if you have any questions or want to provide additional information feel free to email us at

Comms Team out.



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