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Ellia Green with his partner Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts and their daughter Waitui pose in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Green, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics, has transitioned to male. The 29-year-old, Fiji-born Green is going public in a video at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Australian rugby star hopes speaking out helps end transphobia and homophobia in sport

 

Canada’s U20 rugby coach Adam Roberts (centre) poses for a photo with Talon and Takoda McMullin. The South Surrey trio will represent Canada on the rugby pitch this month in Ontario. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey rugby trio to represent Canada at U20 event

Rugby Canada-hosted Canada Conference 2022 to be held at University of Guelph

 

Former Semiahmoo minor hockey executive director Dave Newson has been named CEO of BC Rugby. (Don Wright photo/contributed photo)

Semiahmoo Ravens’ executive director named to top BC Rugby post

Dave Newson to start new role as BC Rugby CEO on June 27

 

Earl Marriott Secondary’s senior boys teams celebrates after finishing first at South Fraser Rugby Sevens Championships. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey teams prep for B.C. rugby sevens provincials

High school teams had to choose between 15- and seven-a-side seasons this year

Earl Marriott Secondary’s senior boys teams celebrates after finishing first at South Fraser Rugby Sevens Championships. (Contributed photo)
Canada’s Brock Webster runs for his second try against Scotland during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Brock Webster runs for his second try against Scotland during HSBC Canada Sevens rugby action, in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Clayton Heights senior boys’ rugby team has had a successful season in its first year back after a lengthy hiatus. (Photo submitted: Bruce Dayton)

Rugby returns to Clayton Heights Secondary after lengthy hiatus

Team finds success in first season back

The Clayton Heights senior boys’ rugby team has had a successful season in its first year back after a lengthy hiatus. (Photo submitted: Bruce Dayton)
Team Canada rugby fans take in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series action at Starlight Stadium just outside Victoria Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Vancouver rugby fans on alert as United States to host World Cup for first time

U.S. bid group included Vancouver in an original list of cities under consideration

Team Canada rugby fans take in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series action at Starlight Stadium just outside Victoria Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The Bayside Sharks – shown here during the first round of playoff action – hosted all seven BC Rugby provincial finals at South Surrey Athletic Park Saturday. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside Sharks, Surrey Beavers lose provincial championship games

All seven B.C. club finals held at South Surrey Athletic Park

The Bayside Sharks – shown here during the first round of playoff action – hosted all seven BC Rugby provincial finals at South Surrey Athletic Park Saturday. (Don Wright photo)
The Bayside Sharks will compete in two provincials finals Saturday, while the Surrey Beavers’ men’s team will play in another. (Don Wright photo)

Three Surrey teams set to compete for B.C. rugby titles in South Surrey

Bayside Sharks, Surrey Beavers – and others – will play at South Surrey Athletic Park Saturday

The Bayside Sharks will compete in two provincials finals Saturday, while the Surrey Beavers’ men’s team will play in another. (Don Wright photo)
Both Bayside Sharks men’s teams won their first-round playoff games last weekend, and will host a pair of semifinal games this Saturday at South Surrey Athletic Park. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside rugby teams advance to B.C. semifinals

Sharks’ men’s teams will play in South Surrey Saturday; women’s team heads to Burnaby

Both Bayside Sharks men’s teams won their first-round playoff games last weekend, and will host a pair of semifinal games this Saturday at South Surrey Athletic Park. (Don Wright photo)
Bayside Shark Jamie Beaton dives across the line for a try during a men’s rugby game at South Surrey Athletic Park in February. The park will serve as the host venue for BC Rugby club finals in May. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside to host BC Rugby finals at South Surrey Athletic Park

All-day event to feature seven division-championship games

Bayside Shark Jamie Beaton dives across the line for a try during a men’s rugby game at South Surrey Athletic Park in February. The park will serve as the host venue for BC Rugby club finals in May. (Don Wright photo)
Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Independent review paints damning, dysfunctional picture of Rugby Canada

‘Culture of Rugby Canada and the high-performance program is described as ‘empty’ or ‘non-existent”

Canada’s Kyle Baillie (centre) celebrates with teammates after a try against Chile during the second half of a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification match at Starlight Stadium in Langford, B.C., on Saturday, October 2, 2021. An independent review into Rugby Canada’s high-performance programs paints a damning picture of a dysfunctional organization at odds with its athletes, staff and supporters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cascadia Masters Rugby Union teams show support for Ukraine during a game played at Sullivan Heights Park in Surrey on Sunday, March 13. (Submitted photo)

Inspired by a photo, rugby players show support for Ukraine on Surrey pitch

Cascadia Masters Rugby Union organize a photo shoot with banner at Sullivan Heights Park

Cascadia Masters Rugby Union teams show support for Ukraine during a game played at Sullivan Heights Park in Surrey on Sunday, March 13. (Submitted photo)
FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mexico to replace Russia at Langford rugby sevens

Russia barred from all international rugby and cross-border club activities until further notice

FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Mexico to replace Russia at Langford rugby sevens

Russia barred from all international rugby and cross-border club activities until further notice

FILE — Canada’s Charity Williams (left) is tackled by Ireland’s Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe during the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Langford, B.C., Saturday, May, 12, 2018. Canada’s bid for a women’s rugby sevens berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics came closer to reality Saturday with wins over Brazil and Ireland on home soil at Westhills Stadium. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Teen girls play rugby in Cowichan. (File photo: Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)

‘Girls Can Rugby’ free sessions coming to South Surrey, Delta clubs on March 6

‘We want to see more girls under the age of 14 playing rugby in a positive environment at clubs throughout B.C.’

Teen girls play rugby in Cowichan. (File photo: Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)
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Surrey Beavers mark 50th year with 3 new rugby jerseys, one showing a special list of players

Limited-edition black/gold jersey to be worn by players this year only

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Earl Marriott Secondary hosted several Thunder Indigenous Rugby teams Sunday for a series of exhibition matches in South Surrey.

UPDATED: Thunder Indigenous Rugby hosts selection camp in South Surrey for New Zealand tour

Earl Marriott Secondary plays series of exhibition matches against Thunder

Earl Marriott Secondary hosted several Thunder Indigenous Rugby teams Sunday for a series of exhibition matches in South Surrey.
After a number of years playing at the first-division level, the Bayside Sharks are taking steps to get their top men’s team back to the premier league. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside Sharks take aim at return to B.C. rugby’s premier level

“Absolutely, our goal is 100 per cent to get back there,” said men’s rugby director Andy Blackburn

After a number of years playing at the first-division level, the Bayside Sharks are taking steps to get their top men’s team back to the premier league. (Don Wright photo)
An overhauled Canadian women’s rugby sevens team with a new coach opens the World Series season tomorrow in Dubai. The Canadian Press photo

Canadian women’s rugby sevens team opens new World Series season in Dubai

Jack Hanratty has been tasked with steering the team through the end of the year

An overhauled Canadian women’s rugby sevens team with a new coach opens the World Series season tomorrow in Dubai. The Canadian Press photo