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British Columbia Bears

BC Bears
Union Rugby Canada
Founded 2009
Location Vancouver / Victoria, British Columbia
Ground(s) Bear Mountain Stadium
City Centre Park (Capacity: 2,000)
Chairman Canada Blake Lewis
Coach(es) John MacMillan
Captain(s) TBA
Top scorer Connor Braid (77)
Most tries Sean Duke (4)
League(s) Canadian Rugby Championship
2011 2nd
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.bcrugby.com

The British Columbia Bears (formerly Pacific Tyee)[1] are the senior men's representative rugby team for British Columbia. They were founded in 2009 to compete in the Americas Rugby Championship against other representative teams from Canada, Argentina, and the United States. In their inaugural season, the Bears went undefeated in round robin play against other Canadian teams and only fell to the Argentina Jaguars in the ARC Final.

Beginning in 2010 the team, along with the Ontario Blues, The Rock, and the Prairie Wolf Pack, have participated in the newly formed Canadian Rugby Championship. This off shoot of the Americas Rugby Championship sees these teams once again compete in a round robin schedule.

Home Ground

The Bears do not have a permanent home ground but play at various fields around British Columbia. In their inaugural year the team hosted matches at Brockton Oval in Vancouver and MacDonald Park in Victoria as well as at Bear Mountain Stadium in Langford. The 2010 season saw the Bears play exclusively at Klahanie Park in West Vancouver. 2011 saw the team again play a majority of their home games at Klahanie with the exception of one match being played at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna. For the 2013 season, the Bears will play exclusively at Bear Mountain Stadium.

2009 Fixtures

Date Home Team Score Away Team Location Venue Notes
September 12 BC Bears 29-24 Ontario Blues Vancouver, BC Brockton Oval
September 19 The Rock 7-8 BC Bears St. John's, NL Swilers Rugby Park
September 26 BC Bears 52-14 Prairie Wolf Pack Vancouver, BC Brockton Oval
October 10 BC Bears 12-8 Ontario Blues Victoria, BC MacDonald Park ARC Canadian Final
October 17 Argentina Jaguars 35-11 BC Bears Markham, ON Fletcher's Fields ARC Final
November 24 BC Bears 38-16 Russia Langford, BC Bear Mountain Stadium International friendly

*GREEN background indicates a win.
*RED background indicates a loss.

Players

Current squad

Squad for the 2012 Canadian Rugby Championship season

Props

  • Noah Barker
  • Toby Berg
  • Anthony Luca
  • Scott Mackay
  • Cole Racine

Hookers

  • Micha Govorchin
  • Andrew Lackner
  • Evan Mallory

Locks

  • Will Campbell
  • Liam Chisholm
  • Jonathan Hill
  • Nathan Mantle
 

Loose forwards

  • Alex Boyd
  • Adam Cejvanovic
  • Luke Campbell
  • Thyssen de Goede
  • Aaron Flagg
  • Aaron Goodard
  • Callum Morrison

Half backs

  • Phil Mack
  • Cody Rockson
  • Sean White
  • Matt Yanagiya

Fly halves

  • Connor Braid
  • Patrick Kay
 

Centres

Wings

  • Sean Duke
  • Cameron Knowles
  • Clayton Meeres
  • Bryan Tyrer

Full backs

  • Caleb Hansen
  • Harry Jones
  • Conrad Rybkowski

Canadian Internationally Capped Players

  • Connor Braid
  • Mike Burak
  • Luke Cudmore
  • Sean Duke
  • Brian Erichsen
  • Ed Fairhurst
  • Ryan Hamilton
  • Brodie Henderson
  • Nathan Hirayama
  • Harry Jones
  • Adam Kleeberger
  • Phil Mack
  • Jason Marshall
  • Pat Riordan
  • David Spicer
  • Conor Trainor
  • Sean White

References

External links

  • British Columbia Rugby Union website
  • CRC Official Website
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