RUGBY CANADA: Rees named to Hall of Fame, CBC to air Mercer’s day with Rugby Canada

Rees named to Hall of Fame; Mercer Report to air beard shave; Kleeberger & Riordan to drop Royals' puck

Rees named to Hall of Fame

From St. Michaels University School to the world stage, Gareth Rees was inducted to the International Rugby Board’s Hall of Fame at the Rugby World Cup awards night earlier this week.

Rees represented Canada at fly half in the 1987, 1991, 1995 and 1999 RWC.

The Welsh pro was joined by an elite 2011 class with Argentina’s Augustin Pichot, Samoa’s Brian Lima and New Zealand great Jonah Lomu.

The Hall of Fame boasts names like South Africa’s Francois Pienaar, who was celebrated in the 2010 film Invictus, for winning the 1995 RWC.

Mercer Report to air beard shave

Rick Mercer’s recent day spent with the Canadian rugby sevens team during its Pan Am Games warm-up and the Adam Kleeberger beard shave will both air on Nov. 1 in an episode of CBC’s The Mercer Report, at 8 p.m.

RWC Vikes to drop puck at Royals’ game Friday

The Victoria Royals will pay tribute to Canada’s World Cup Rugby team with a ceremonial puck drop at Friday night’s game versus the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Captain Pat Riordan and Adam Kleeberger of the UVic Vikes will be on hand, among others.

 

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