IN THE NEWS
Last Thursday, April 13th, both the Senior and Junior boys’ rugby teams headed up to Mulgrave to play in their second annual Rugby 7s Tournament. It was an intense day of four scheduled games for each team and the potential of a fifth if the teams made it to the finals.
The Junior team – made up of almost entirely Grade 9s – played their first game at 9:20 and won handily. In fact, throughout the day, there was only one try scored against them and they clearly dominated the Junior tournament. Although they easily made it to the finals, the last game of the tournament against Burnaby Central was more of a challenge and the boys didn’t score their first try until the second half of the game. They did win, however, and brought home a trophy for their efforts.
The Senior team went into the tournament with much less certainty than the juniors. Over the past couple of years, we have had a number of players graduate each year, so each season the team starts fresh. As well, our team has always played 15s, so they weren’t sure how they would adjust to the shorter, faster game of 7s. But every game the players went out and did what they do best – work as a team. And that team mentality enabled them to win a place in the finals. They played their last game of the day against the home team of Mulgrave and brought home the tournament trophy for their win.
Ryland Sorensen and Jaden Leach were tournament all-stars for the Juniors, and Tighe Andreou and Jack Bowie were tournament all-stars for the Seniors.