NEWS & UPDATES
CLASSICS CALL ON EXPERIENCE FOR WRC
The Canadian Classics have announced a seasoned squad for the 2023 World Rugby Classic. This year's team showcases 150 international caps with added experience from the NSM7's, Maple Leaf 7's,
Guinness Premiership, Major League Rugby, Canadian Rugby Championship, Rugby Canada Super League, and Canada's age grade programs. Visit our Instagram account for the detailed squad list & be sure to cheer the lads on during their campaign.
WRC President John Kane has released the Classic’s 2023 match schedule & this year’s field is fierce! Heavily capped squads from France, USA, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, and the British Lions round out the tournament. Canada opens their 2023 campaign in Hamilton, Bermuda, on Nov 3 @ 830 pm vs Classic Ireland. Keep your eyes on our Instagram account for roster and results announcements while you cheer the lads on!
CLASSIC SEVENS CLAIM GOLD
From July 30 - Aug 1 a new Classic Men’s Sevens squad, comprised solely of emergency services personnel, competed in the prestigious World Police & Fire Games in Winnipeg, MB. Following a 3-0 day 1, including a win vs a talented Australian side, the Classics sailed through their semi-final to earn a shot at Gold vs the returning champions from Italy. Despite being down 0-7 at halftime, the Classics rallied behind a brave performance from Calgary’s Ian Schoultz to claim victory! Bring on WPFG 2025 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA!
CLASSIC WOMEN CLEAN HOUSE
On July 14, 2023, the Canadian Classics Women continued their winning ways following resounding victories vs the new Nor’Easters Women’s rep program in Boston, MA. Led by tour captain Kayla Mack-Thiel the ladies notched impressive shutouts of their New England counterparts winning 60-0 and 52-0 in what were their first out-of-country fixtures in 16 years! Stay tuned for exciting news about their 2024 tour plans!
CLASSICS BAG TWO IN BOSTON
On July 8, 2023, the Canadian Classics Men's Rugby Program earned two well-deserved wins vs the New England Nor'Easters at the beautiful Boston Irish Cultural Center in Canton, MA. Match 1 ended in a tight 27-20 victory, while Match 2 resulted in a more decisive 36-0 win for boys. The stage is now set for our Classic Women's squads that arrive this week for their own New England clashes. Good luck ladies!
2023 WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES
Classics announce an All-Emergency services men’s sevens squad for the 2023 World Police & Fire Games, July 31-Aug 2, in Winnipeg, MB. Follow their quest for gold on our Instagram account.
CLASSICS ANNOUNCE 2023 WOMEN'S TOUR CAPTAIN!
The Canadian Classics are pleased to announce forward Kayla Mack-Thiel as the 2023 Classic Women's Tour Captain. Born & raised in Saskatoon, SK, Kayla is a former Rugby Canada U19, and NSW7, alumni who went on to represent Canada's NSWT 36 times - earning a WRWC silver medal along the way! This is Kayla's
second Classics tour, her first as captain, and we couldn't be more excited!
CLASSICS REVEAL NEW 2023 TOUR KIT FOR BOSTON.
Working with partners X-treme Rugby Wear and Konno Sports the Classics revealed their summer tour kit for both their men's and women's trips to Boston this July. Visit our Instagram account for a peek at our fresh new looks. Special thanks to X-Treme's Darryn Mathee and Konno's Adam Rajab for their outstanding work and customer service as usual.