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Victoria teenager Quinn Ngawati, who became the first Canadian-born player to appear for the Toronto Wolfpack, interacts with fans after their game against the Gloucestershire All Golds in Kingstone Press League 1 rugby action in Toronto on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ngawati now wears the colours of Rugby United New York. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson

Young Canadian back Quinn Ngawati enjoying life in Major League Rugby

Former Wolfpack coach Paul Rowley called Ngawati a ‘rough diamond’

 

MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that will debut this fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Vancouver Island high school unveils rugby academy

Athletes from B.C., across Canada and around the world will benefit from world-class coaching

 

Port Alberni Black Sheep David Symington, left, and Conner Alexander chase down Cowichan Piggies’ Louis Gudmensmith during the Black Sheep’s home turf victory in Div. 1 men’s rugby action back in 2019. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Black Sheep Rugby Club gets a hand up to help them through COVID-19

Port Alberni club receives provincial sport relief grant

 

Port Alberni Black Sheep coach Jas Purewal, centre, talks to son Gavin, right, and another Black Sheep player during a home game against Cowichan Piggies on April 7, 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS WILSON, ISLANDWAVEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Port Alberni Black Sheep coach earns B.C. Rugby award

Jas Purewal named Jack Patterson Memorial Trophy recipient

Port Alberni Black Sheep coach Jas Purewal, centre, talks to son Gavin, right, and another Black Sheep player during a home game against Cowichan Piggies on April 7, 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS WILSON, ISLANDWAVEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)
Port Alberni Black Sheep David Symington, left, and Conner Alexander chase down Cowichan Piggies’ Louis Gudmensmith during the Black Sheep’s home turf victory Saturday in Div. 1 men’s rugby action. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

BC Rugby suspends weekend games, any out-of-province travel over COVID-19

League taking cautious approach in wake of pandemic status

Port Alberni Black Sheep David Symington, left, and Conner Alexander chase down Cowichan Piggies’ Louis Gudmensmith during the Black Sheep’s home turf victory Saturday in Div. 1 men’s rugby action. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
Port Alberni rugby fans will be treated to some high-level rugby this Saturday, May 12 as the Tsunami and Tide face off at the Black Sheep rugby pitch at the top of Argyle Street. LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO

High-calibre rugby coming to Port Alberni

Black Sheep to host Tsunami vs. Tide in senior men’s competition

Port Alberni rugby fans will be treated to some high-level rugby this Saturday, May 12 as the Tsunami and Tide face off at the Black Sheep rugby pitch at the top of Argyle Street. LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO
Port Alberni Black Sheep’s Brennan Tourangeau runs with the ball after his teammates clear a space for him against Nanaimo Hornets during a game in Port Alberni on Oct. 7. The Black Sheep won a nailbiter, 24–22.                                 LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO

Port Alberni Black Sheep see signs of strength in rebuilding year

Head coach Jas Purewal encouraged by new players, deeper bench

Port Alberni Black Sheep’s Brennan Tourangeau runs with the ball after his teammates clear a space for him against Nanaimo Hornets during a game in Port Alberni on Oct. 7. The Black Sheep won a nailbiter, 24–22.                                 LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO
Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament

Kelly Russell will play on the first ever women’s Barbarian team

Female Canadian rugby star to make history at inaugural tournament