Try and Tackle – I write about Canadian and BC rugby for The Province. I also produce a weekly podcast. (My general sports writing for Province Sports is here.

RisingAction PoliticsWriting about the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

CanucksArmy – A Vancouver Canucks hockey blog, with special focus on advanced statistical analysis. I wrote for them from 2011 till 2014.

Surrey Side – a blog covering Surrey, BC civic affairs that I ran while I was studying journalism at Langara College.


4 Responses to “Blogs”

  1. Steve Doswell 06/11/2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Wondering on what has happened to a few of the Canadian Men’s rugby players who seemed to have dropped from sight. Where have Conor McCann, Scott Franklin and Chauncey O’Toole gone? They are never mentioned as injured or unavailable anymore….are they still in the National Team plans? Why is Taylor Paris never mentioned anymore even though he seems to be doing well in France? Why is Mike Scholz only playing with the Maple Leafs 7’s instead of the big boys 15’s? He was one of the better players in the ARC series.

    • Patrick Johnston 06/11/2013 at 2:27 pm #

      Hi Steve – thanks for writing.

      Some great questions; I’ll actually write a post in response to your question over at Try and Tackle – The Province’s rugby blog. Send me an email: pjohnston AT and I’ll send you a note when it’s posted.

      • Steve Doswell 06/11/2013 at 3:46 pm #

        Thanks Patrick. I will keep an eye on Try and Tackle for the response. I was just there and noticed that you recently wrote that Ryan Hamilton is injured. This answers one of my questions, but raises another: why does the team not include him on the Injury List with the others?

        You provide the best coverage of anyone in Canada on a player-by-player basis. I always enjoy your post game player ratings. I find that you are spot-on. Wish the team would give out more information on who is coming up, who is fading out and who is injured as most professional teams do. You are the only one who seems to dig a bit deeper from the info-sparse team releases and do some educated speculation.

        Another question: why is Doug Wooldridge – who is experienced and just started against the Maoris – not going to Europe and is being replaced by a raw Sears-Duru? Injured or out-of-favour? I see that White and Braid were both dropped as well. Both seem to be fading at the 15’s level. Probably end up with the 7’s in Dubai.

        What is your email address?

        So many questions. 🙂 Thanks!


  2. Steve Doswell 06/11/2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Sorry – meant Scott Hamilton not Scott Franklin.

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