Bytown Blues Update May 31st 2016

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Victory in Montreal and Upcoming Game

On the grounds of the Douglas Hospital the Bytown Blues came away with the double victory as the 2XV won 24-15 and the 1XV won 31-15 for the bonus point win. A large occasion for the blues as this marks our first win in Quebec in the Super League. The men showed great mental fortitude as it was ungodly hot out, everyone worked on their tan though, so it was a great outing.

After this week the league looks like the following:

1 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 37 32 5
2 Bytown Blues 6 2 0 2 1 0 1 37 30 7
3 Club de Rugby de Quebec 5 1 0 2 1 0 1 30 22 8
4 Mtl Irish 5 1 0 2 1 0 1 32 27 5
5 Ottawa Irish 5 1 0 2 1 0 1 32 33 -1
6 Mtl Wanderers 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 20 44 -24

Our senior men’s first home match is this Saturday at Twin Elm against our rival super league club Ste Anne de Belleview. The 2nd XV play at 1:30 PM, followed by the 1st XV at 3:00 PM. Looking forward to seeing all the friendly faces in the crowd to cheer on our senior men.

Minor & Junior BBQ

Kicked off the minor and junior season with a great BBQ last Wed, May 25th. Awesome turnout (100+ people), and many thanks to the
volunteers who helped flip burgers, served food and Gatorade. Promising start to our 2016 season.


The 2016 Junior U16 & U18 Summer season starts this week with practices on
both Tuesday and Thursday nights (until end of August). Looks like a promising year again for
our U16 & U18s; with 5-6 touring side matches (Wellbeck U18, Eltham School U16 & U18 and
New Hall U16 & U18).

The schedule is now online here (

U16: Tues & Thurs 5:30 – 7:30 PM @ St Patrick’s High School
U18: Tues & Thurs 6:00 – 8:00 PM @ Canterbury High School

All of the information is on our website here (
You need to be registered before you practice.

The U12s have their first scrimmage on Sat June 4th at South Nepean Park.
The U14s first game is next Wednesday, June 8th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM at Canterbury High School.

Rookie Rugby

The mini’s have been running for a few weeks now, and are getting ready for their first festival. The Indians and Blues Rookie
Rugby programs will be co-hosting a mini festival on Saturday, June 18 at Twin Elm. More details to follow in the next weeks.

Old Boys (aka Blues Classics)

The Blues Old Boys played a very hard fought match on Sunday, May 29th. The temperature was only 300 gazillion degrees.
It was a hard fought and close match with the Scottish squeaking out a narrow victory 9 – 8 tries. Man of the match for the Blues
was Jim Nordin with his 50 yard interception try.

Many thanks to the players and fans for supporting the match.
And many thanks to the Barrhaven Scottish Old Boys for a great match and hosting environment.

Conduct at matches

A message from our president about how to behave at matches.

“With the first senior men’s home match soon upon us, it behooves me to remind all of our players and supporters of rugby’s most basic and
primary code of conduct at matches.

Rugby is based upon hard and uncompromising competition on the field. Our conduct off the pitch, before, during and after the match,
is an indicator of our club’s culture, maturity and stature within the rugby community. The referees and match officials SHALL be accorded
Due Respect and courtesy for the time and effort they put in to help grow and improve what is “The Greatest Sport on Earth”.

Chirping and disrespectful comments both on and off the pitch have no place in the game of rugby, and likewise in any Bytown Blues rugby match.
Mistakes will be made during the game, it is inevitable as we are all human. How we act during the match is a reflection on the whole club. Our club
has always been held in high regard as to competition on the field, let us extend that to our conduct during the match.

Let’s start with a positive attitude advancing into this season!

Jim Shaw
Bytown Blues RFC – President”

Friday Night Touch

 Every Friday night at 1830 there is touch rugby at Canterbury High School. Come join the fun and meet some people in the rugby community. This is open to all and we welcome you to invite your friends and the rugby novices.

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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