Vancouver Island Crimson Tide

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Crimson Tide
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Full nameVancouver Island Crimson Tide
UnionRugby Canada
British Columbia Rugby Union
Coach(es)Canada Nanyak Dala
League(s)Coastal Cup

The Vancouver Island Crimson Tide are a Canadian rugby union team based in Victoria, British Columbia. The team plays in the Coastal Cup.

The Tide play their home games at the Windsor Park in Victoria.

The team hold the record for winning the most MacTier Cups.


In 1998, Rugby Canada and the provincial unions agreed to form the Rugby Canada Super League. Fourteen unions and sub-unions were invited to compete in the new semi-professional league.

In 2009, Rugby Canada decided to disband the RCSL after 11 seasons of Super League play in Canada. The RCSL was replaced by the Rugby Canada National Junior Championship. The league contains many of the junior RCSL clubs.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season records
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
1998 5 0 1 1st West Division Won MacTier Cup (Halifax Keiths)
1999 6 0 0 1st West Division Won MacTier Cup (Toronto Renegades)
2000 3 2 0 3rd West Division --
2001 4 1 0 2nd West Division --
2002 4 1 0 1st West Division Won MacTier Cup (Newfoundland Rock)
2003 4 2 0 2nd West Division --
2004 6 0 0 1st West Division Won MacTier Cup (Newfoundland Rock)
2005 5 1 0 2nd West Division --
2006 1 3 0 5th West Division --
2007 1 3 0 4th West Division --
2008 1 3 0 4th West Division --
Totals 40 16 1 (regular season, 1998–2008)
4 0 0 (playoffs, 1998–2008)


Current squad[edit]

The 2021 Crimson Tide squad for the 2021 Coastal Cup.

Player Position
Owen Brombal Scrum-half
Crosby Stewart Scrum-half
Rylen Waugh Scrum-half
Gradyn Bowd (c) Fly-half
George Barton Centre
Tom Burton Centre
Clayton Meeres Centre
Mike Nieuwenhuysen Centre
Shane Dagg Wing
Henry Do Wing
Isaac Gonevou Wing
Kainoa Lloyd Wing
Mostyn Findlay Full-back
Jordan Tait Full-back
Player Position
Antonio Corbin Hooker
Jake Slobodian Hooker
Maks Foot Prop
Andrew MacPherson Prop
Bryce McKinnon Prop
Jake Sponarski Prop
Kyle Steeves Prop
Mike Finnemore Lock
Nathan Groenewold Lock
Aiden McCleary Lock
Conor Turner Lock
Tyler Hume Back row
Alex Jordan Back row
Peter Masimo Back row
Zephyr Melnyck Back row
Ollie Nott Back row
Matt Weir Back row

Coaching Staff[edit]

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