Leslie Cripps inducted into RC Hall of Fame


Westshore RFC would like to congratulate Leslie Cripps for being inducted into the Rugby Canada Hall of Fame for his amazing rugby career. Leslie Cripps was a Prop from Williams Lake, BC.  Started playing rugby with the Williams Lake Hustler’s women’s team in the summer of 1996, before going to Victoria and playing for UVIC from 1996-1999.  After finishing her schooling, she transferred to nearby Velox Valkyries from 1999 to 2000.  Making the Canadian U23 Team in 2000, and earning her 1st cap for senior teams in CAN vs USA in 2001.  She earned many caps for Canada appearing in 3 RWC’s: 2002 in Spain, 2006 in Canada and 2010 in England where she was the team Captain.  She moved to London, England in mid 2000’s, and played with the London Saracens until retiring from action in 2012 due to health issues.  She was inducted into the BC Rugby Hall of Fame in 2019 as a pioneer of the sport.

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