The Canadian Rugby Under-19 Male Championships are coming to St. John’s this summer.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Rugby Union has been selected to host CRC U-19 Championships from August 5 to 11 at the Swilers Rugby Complex.
The NRU are excited to announce that they have been selected to host the Male U19 Canadian Rugby Championship tournament this coming August at the Swilers Rugby Football Complex in St. John’s, NL. @RugbyCanada pic.twitter.com/zMRU4k1t31
— Newfoundland Rugby (@Rugby_NL) May 1, 2019
The Canadian Rugby Championships are the highest level of rugby in the country, with over 100 of the top junior rugby players making their way to the island.
The CRC acts as a pathway and identification for players for the national rugby programs and was last held in St. John’s six years ago.
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyVOCM) May 1, 2019
Five regional teams will compete: the Atlantic Rock, a St. John’s-based team and the home of the Canadian Sports Center Atlantic Rugby Program, as well as British Columbia, Ontario, the Prairies and Quebec.
Dr. Patrick Parfrey, World Rugby Council Representative for Canada and Team Manager for the Atlantic Rock says it’s the most important championship in the country and with the bulk of the team from Newfoundland they expect to get plenty of support.