By Brennan Bastyovanszky
A big thank you to BC Rugby for their support for the Vancouver Rogues.
The Vancouver Rogues finished their monumental season in Men’s Division 3 with a solid 52-10 win against Abbotsford. Carrying that momentum into the summer months, the Rogues have a training schedule to get them prepared for the Bingham Cup this August.
In preparation for this physically demanding, competitive tournament, The Rogues will play a series of exhibition games over summer.
To kick us off on our long Road to Bingham, BC Rugby provided fields, equipment and top-quality coaches to give the Rogues the best chance to bring home the hardware.
Recently, BC Rugby’s Doug Tate and John Tait led the team through a session focused on handling and decision making and helped us set up our plan over summer.
Doug came out of retirement to coach the Rogues, the first time in years, and he hasn’t lost a step. It meant a great deal to me personally because Doug was my coach at the University of Victoria. I played four seasons under him, and it was wonderful to get coached by him again. He makes Rugby really fun, and it shows how much he cares about his players, past and present.
For most of the guys, this is their first season of Rugby, so getting access to top notch coaching is something very special.
The rest of the summer has Brian Moylett joining the Rogues’ Coaching team. Brian is the coach for the UBC Women’s team and has a stellar Rugby career in his own right. The Rogues are excited to have him.