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Senior Men's Provincial Buffalo Team

Rugby Manitoba is starting the Buffalo Provincial Senior Men's XV team again. See the attached schedule for all try-out dates! Let's try and get as many Barbs on this team!

Open Rugby Skills Sessions! Westman

Rugby Manitoba High Performance Academy:
The following information is in regards to the open sessions of the  Rugby MB HP Academy for the 2013-2014 year.  There will be two Academies one held in Western Manitoba and the other in Eastern Manitoba.  The Western Academy venue will be in Brandon and possibly Souris if needed.  The Eastern Academy will be held mainly at Red River College in Winnipeg.  Schedules are subject to change.
Western Academy
October 20, 2pm-4pm Vincent Massey HS (Brandon)

Senior Men Provincial Training June 16th

Please let all your Senior men know about the next senior men provincial training session this upcoming Sunday June 16th
Where: MGRP
When: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Date: June 16

This training session will determine if there is enough interest in having a senior men's provincial squad this season.  It is imperative that we have at least 30 interested people attend this session.  If someone is interested but cannot make it for some reason please have them contact Jim Russell atpops_russell@shaw.

Provincial Programs

Hello ladies,I realize that with all this snow on the ground that everyone’s mind isn’t shifted towards rugby quite yet.  However Rugby Manitoba is holding indoor sessions where we can.  I apologize to those who may need to travel a little extra due to not having access to proper fields yet and limited space available to us for indoor use.

I would recommend that if you want to get involved in Provincial rugby that you contact the coaches and let them know your intentions.  We are having some good players come out so far but we need to have more.

U18 girls Westman RUSH regional Team

The Westman Rush is a U18 Regional girls team, which will compete against other regional teams from Manitoba and Saskatchewan in thePrairie Regional ChampionshipsJuly 12-14 in Brandon, MB..  This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and to play rugby beyond the school and community level.  As a player, you will learn new rugby skills and be exposed to a positive team environment along with a coaching staff, which will help you achieve your personal and team goals.
If you intend to participate in the program or have any concerns, please contact Kathleen Muirhead or Kiya Towsend as soon as possible.

MB Sr Womens Training Sunday Cancelled

Weather is not cooperating, and gym space was challenging to get. Next training April 21st in portage. For more details contact coach Chris Chapman (

U18 Boys Westman Regional Team

I have heard from a few athletes, in the boys U18 category, that want to play PRC rugby this summer.
I would like everyone that is out there, playing in Westman, to have a chance to be a part of this program. With Sean Common as the backs coach, we have one of the best rugby minds in Manitoba at their disposal. I will obviously bring the average down, but these boys will still have a great experience, play some exciting, high-paced rugby, and if they want to - place themselves nicely for selection to the provincial U18 men's team that will be going to play at UBC in August!

Prairie Regional Championships- Westman Teams

The Prairie Regional Championships will be held inBrandon, MB at John Reilly Field onthe weekend of July12-14, 2013.  The PRC is a regional rugby competition with U16 and U18 categories for both boys and girls.  Regional teams participating will be announced later, but they will hail from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and possibly the United States. 
This is a great opportunity for athletes to develop their skills and to play rugby beyond the school and community level.  The players will be exposed to a higher level of competition and potentially identified by Provincial, National and University coaches.

U18 MB Girls Training

Here are the training dates for the Provincial U-18 girls team.
Sun April 14th- Minnedosa 12-4pm
Sun April 28th- MGRP W'peg 10am-4pm
Sun May 26th- Brandon 10am-4pm
July12-14th- Prairie Regional Championships, Brandon (Athletes will be participating with their respective regional teams)
July 19-21- Mid West Tour, Minnesota
Wed July 24th- Portage 6-9pm
Wed July 31- POrtage 6-9pm
August 5-10th- University of British Columbia- National Festival
If you are interested in representing MB or have any questions, contact Shawn Sarkonac (

Senior Women & U18s Girls read here

Hello Ladies,
I just wanted to give you all a heads up that this year Rugby Manitoba will be offering a Senior Women's provincial program as well as an Under 18 women's provincial program.  We have qualified coaching staff in place for all programs and would like to invite you all to try out for your respective category. The details below will outline what, where, when, why and how about the programs.
Senior Women
Head Coach: Chris Chapman
Assistant Coach: Dave parks
National Women's League Championships June 26 -July 2 , 2013.
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