The VRU Men square off against the Vancouver Island Crimson Tide on May 26 for the McKechnie Cup, with the match to played at the home grounds of Cowichan RFC, located at 1860 Herd Road in Duncan, BC. Kickoff time is scheduled for 2:45pm.
The McKechnie Cup has a long and storied tradition, stretching back over a century. It has historically been awarded to the top regional representative men’s rugby team in BC. Vancouver Wave players who have gone on to represent BC and Canada in recent seasons include Admir Cejvanovic, Callum Morrison, Harry Jones, Connor Trainor, Jordan Sandover-Best, Brock Staller, Jared Douglas, and others.
“We’re very lucky to be able to draw from a load of excellent rugby athletes here in Vancouver,” said Coach Curry Hitchborn. “This game is important for players who want to be seen, represent their club and city, and put on the jersey. Vancouver won this competition last year, and that will go a long way to building momentum and interest among our local players.”
Training for this year’s squad will take place on the following dates and locations:
- Tuesday, May 15, at Klahanie Park (home of Capilano RFC), starting at 7:00pm
- Thursday, May 17, at Klahanie Park (home of Capilano RFC), starting at 7:00pm
- Tuesday, May 22, at Jericho Park (home of UBCOB Ravens), starting at 7:00pm
- Thursday, May 24, at Jericho Park (home of UBCOB Ravens), starting at 7:00pm
Interested players are encouraged to attend all four sessions.
For more information about participation, senior men’s players should contact Coach Curry Hitchborn at email@example.com.
May 26, Vancouver at VI Crimson Tide