2012 record (as Pacific Tyee): 1-4 (4th)
Last CRC title: 2009
Inaugural CRC winners British Columbia return to the fold this year, having been represented in the 2012 competition by the Pacific Tyee. The program will draw on fan support from both the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as they split their home venues between Vancouver and Victoria this summer.
If available to BC coaching staff, on any given weekend their roster could feature Canada national team players Nathan Hirayama, Sean Duke, Harry Jones, Sean White, Thyssen De Goede, Conor Trainor and Michael Fuailefau. If those players are seconded for national team duties, a new wave of younger stars will be waiting in the flanks when called upon.
BC selectors will have a slew of young talent at the Under-23 level to draw from including National University Sevens Player of the Year Pat Kay of Cowichan and Chilliwack's Canada-A capped forward Aaaron Flagg. Both have performed at the club level during the 2012-13 season and were key members of their Subunion rep sides in the revival of the storied McKechnie Cup competition this past winter.
A number of Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League All Stars could also be in the mix if available and BC could benefit from the fire power of league-leading try scorers Beau Parker and Admir Cejvanovic, both grads of the Canada U20 national program. Along with Cejvanovic, Burnaby Lake Rugby Club reps in the mix include forwards Micha Govorchin and Benoit PIffero who are already on national team selectors' radars.