SENIOR MEN'S RUGBY

The Meralomas field three competitive senior men's teams catering for all age, experience and ability levels. Our teams accommodate players of all standards of rugby from the very serious to the seriously social. The Senior Men's top team, the Premier men, compete in the BC Premier League, the highest level of amateur rugby in BC. The Reserves travel with the Premier men and compete in the Premier Reserve League. 

The Senior Men's teams have had tremendous success in recent times winning Provincial Championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

 

SEASON & TRAINING

The rugby season has already begun with pre-season training happening every Tuesday at Prince of Wales High School starting at 6:30 pm. 

We invite all players, whether looking for social or competitive rugby, to join. 

Contact us with your interest

 

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COACHING STAFF

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Premier Men

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Head Coach: Christiaan Esterhuizen
Cape Town, South Africa

Our Head Coach, Christiaan, or Essie as he is affectionately known, comes to us from South Africa where he has been the coach of Rhondebosch High School and the University of Cape Town. During his time with Cape Town, he won the 2019 University Championship, defeating UBC on the way to the title.

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Backs Coach: Johnny Ball
City, England

John is the attack and backs coach at the Vancouver Wave and Meraloma Rugby Club. Originally from the north of England, John moved to Vancouver in 2018 where he began his coaching career at the Lomas. John played 1stXV rugby Sedbergh School and enjoyed club rugby at Bournville, Ampthill and Moseley before retiring at age 23. John lives in Vancouver with his partner Tess and works as an architect

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Forwards Coach: Jay Younger 
Sydney, Australia

A dual code Australian, comes to us having just finishing his playing career with stops at semi professional clubs, Eastwood and Sydney.  Not at all new to the amateur game he helped start a rugby club in Queensland that made a grand final appearance in their 3rd year in the competition

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Coach: Paul Moriarty
Cork, Ireland
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Coach: Shane Cooke
Knock, Ireland

 

Premier Reserve Men

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Head Coach: Billy Noonan
Limerick, Ireland
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Backs Coach: Tim Quek
Toronto, Ontario

 

Third Division Men