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Monday, April 4, 2016

Canadians Blevins, Baillie Join PRO Rugby


Two more Canadians are on their way to PRO Rugby the league has officially confirmed. Center Nick Blevins and lock Kyle Baillie have joined San Francisco and Ohio respective. Blevins is a hard charging center that enjoyed a lot of success against the Eagles last summer. The Edmondton native played at the 2015 World Cup and has over 30 caps to his name. He's been playing with the Prairie Wolfpack in the CRC.

Baillie is a 24-year originally from Prince Edward Island. He gained his first cap during the ARC. His previous club experience comes in playing for the Castaway Wanderers in the BC Premier League and in playing for the Atlantic Rock in the CRC.

Blevins and Baillie join Ray Barkwill (Sacramento), Phil Mackenzie Hubert Buydens, and Jake Inicki (all San Diego) in the competition. Like many domestic U.S. players, Canadians are finding PRO Rugby an attractive option. 

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