Richmond RFC Announces Sixth Annual All-Stars

July 18th, 2016 - The Richmond Rugby Football Club is pleased to announce the sixth annual Maurice Smith City of Richmond All-stars for the 2015-16 rugby seasons.

The Senior Boys team is comprised of athletes from McRoberts, Cambie and McMath. The McRoberts Strikers finished 4th in the AA-Tier 2 tournament in Abbotsford losing to eventual champions LV Rogers of Nelson in the semi-finals. The McMath Wildcats, featuring a team comprised of mostly grade 10s and 11s, qualified for their first ever provincial tournament berth, finishing in seventh place at the AA-Tier 2 level by defeating DW Poppy of Langley on the tournament’s final day. The Cambie Crusaders finished third in the Lower Mainland at the Tier-2 level, falling to Burnaby Central in the district semi-finals. All three schools will look to continue their winning ways in the Lower Mainland Tier-1 league next season.

Sr. Boys (Name, School, Position):
Ethan Bacungan, Cambie Crusaders, Prop
Rhys Daniels, McRoberts Strikers, #8
Noah Kamamura, McRoberts Strikers, Centre
Perrin Leung, McRoberts Strikers, Scrum Half
Jacob Lorenz, McMath Wildcats, Fly Half
Omeid Niyaz , Cambie Crusaders, Scrum Half
Spencer Normann, McMath Wildcats, #8
Michael Rankin, McRoberts Strikers, Flanker
Jordan Roberts, McMath Wildcats, Centre
Will Rogers, McMath Wildcats, Flanker
Sheldon Ronse, McRoberts Strikers, Fly Half
Alek Shriver, McMath Wildcats, Prop

The Senior Girls team is comprised of athletes from Steveston-London, McMath, McRoberts and McNair. The McRoberts Strikers finished a banner year for the program winning their second Lower Mainland-AA championship in the school’s history. The school’s seven-a-side program also won the Bowl (placing ninth in the province) at the BC Provincial tournament in Victoria. While nearly half of the team’s starting line-up is graduating, the Strikers, lead by recent Team BC selection Valerie Wideski, will look to qualify for the fifteen-a-side provincial tournament in 2017. After graduating several starters in 2015, The McMath Wildcats had a rebuilding year, starting a lineup full of young players at the grade 9 level. However, the team persevered against their older and more experienced competition finishing in fourth place in the Lower Mainland-AAA competition. The school placed two girls (Alex Strandt and Kate Fedoruk) on the recent Vancouver & Area Under-16 Provincial Regional team.

Sr. Girls (Name, School, Position):
Kaitlyn Agda, McRoberts Strikers, Full Back
Kate Fedoruk, McMath Wildcats, Prop
Tatum Friegang, McRoberts Strikers, Scrum Half
Jaya Gill, McRoberts Strikers, Lock
Katarina Kozij, McMath Wildcats, Lock
Thalia Puac, McRoberts Strikers, Fly Half
Danielle Robertson, McNair Marlins, Prop
Alex Strandt, McMath Wildcats, Lock
Valerie Wideski, Steveston-London Sharks, #8
Zandalee Uyeyama, McMath Wildcats, #8

The Junior Boys team is comprised of athletes from McRoberts and McMath. Many of the McMath Wildcats selected were also stand-out players for the school’s Senior Boy’s team in the spring.

Jr. Boys (Name, School, Position):
Jaeden Atkinson, McRoberts Strikers, Centre
Colton Carpenter, McMath Wildcats, Fly Half
Finton Casey, McRoberts Strikers, Fly Half
Ben , McMath Wildcats, Prop
Alex Giminez, McMath Wildcats, Prop
Jeevan Hothi, McRoberts Strikers, Lock
Thomas Kuramoto, McMath Wilcats, Flanker
Nick Lylak, McMath Wildcats, Centre
Lucas Macdonald, McRoberts Strikers, Scrum Half
Tony Montgomery, McMath Wildcats, #8
Benjamin Shkwarok, McRoberts Strikers, Hook

Senior Mens Rugby

Days: Tuesday & Thursday (Rain Or Shine)

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: King George Park (Field 2) at 12360 Cambie Rd, Richmond

Contact: Kevin Nielsen (Head Coach - 604.240.6877)

Junior Boys Rugby

Days: Wednesday & Friday

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: South Arm Park (Field 3) at 8880 Williams Rd, Richmond

Contact: Al Smith (Head Coach - 604.928.4037)