Conference rugby 15s return September 15

Conference rugby 15s return September 15

Evan Daum, Canada West Communications

Highlights: 

  • The 2017 CW women's rugby 15s season opens Friday, September 15 when the Alberta Pandas travel to take on the UBC Thunderbirds in Vancouver
  • A total of 10 conference regular season games are on the 2017 schedule, with the conference final four tournament slated for October 20 and 22 in Calgary
  • The 2017 U SPORTS national championship is headed to Lethbridge this season, as the Pronghorns play host to the nation's best November 2-5

EDMONTON – Canada West women's rugby action returns to the turf Friday, September 15, as the conference released the 2017 15s schedule Thursday. 

FULL 2017 CW RUGBY 15s SCHEDULE

A total of 10 conference regular season games are set to be played, with all five conference teams playing four regular season contests apiece. The CW season concludes October 20-22 in Calgary, when the defending conference champion Dinos will host the CW Rugby 15s Final Four. 

Calgary, who is coming off the program's first conference title, makes its 2017 debut September 21 with a road game against the Lethbridge Pronghorns. 

The 'Horns, who hosted last year's conference tournament, are looking to make the most of the 2017 season, as they ready to host the nation's finest at the U SPORTS national championship November 2-5. The eight-team tournament is heading to Southern Alberta for the second time in its history, after Lethbridge hosted and won in 2008.

CW schedule release dates:

Soccer – Wednesday, June 14

Hockey – Tuesday, June 20

Volleyball – Wednesday, June 21

Basketball – Thursday, June 22

Championship sports (swimming, wrestling, track & field) – Thursday, June 29