Club Information

The Ebb Tide Rugby Football Club is the oldest continuously operating Over-40 rugby club in British Columbia, Canada. We have active players between the ages of 38 and 70's and active social members well into their 80's.  Social members and visitors are welcome to join us at our regular Thursday evening run-around.

Ebb Tide is a member of the Pacific Northwest Over 40's Rugby Union.

Players are eligible to play at 38 years.

We are all good at calling the game from the ruck or the sideline. Here is a chance to find out what the rules ACTUALLY are! It would help the club and rugby too as there is a shortage of referees. The club will pay your registration fees if you successfully complete the course.

Folks, FYI the below Level 1 referee course that I will put on at SMUS on evening of Fri Jan 14th and morning and afternoon of Sun Jan 16th.  Note the prerequisite of attendees needing to have already completed the IRB online Laws test and Rugby Ready course. Purpose for this is to assist in getting to the ref course those who are more interested in refereeing and not just learn about the Laws. Others can attend but will not receive ref accreditation until they complete these courses. Please forward this info to all you know who may be interested.


Bruce Kuklinski

Level 1 Officiating Course - Victoria, BC:

Date:   Friday January 14th, 2011 6pm to 9pm & Sunday January 16th, 2011 9am to 3pm
Site:    St. Michaels University School - Middle School, 3400 Richmond Rd, Victoria BC, V8P 4P5
Cost:   $65 + hst  (Total $72.80 cheques payable to BCRU) - covers: course, print materials, Rugby Canada fee
Course conductor: Bruce Kuklinski

As a prerequisite to attending the Level 1 course, all registrants must complete the online IRB Law test ( and the online IRB Rugby Ready Course (   All registrants must bring their online IRB certificates to the Level 1 course in order to be able to attend. Should registrants not have completed these IRB online courses prior to the end of the Level 1 course, they will not get credit for Level 1 refereeing until copy of online certificates are sent to the course conductor.

All registrants must pre-register prior to end of day on Monday January 10th directly through the BC Rugby Office by contacting Laura MacKay (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or at 604-737-3071.