1 p.m., April 30)
high school teams shine in New Brunswick rugbyfest
By Fred Sherwin
area high school rugby teams spent the past weekend rucking
and malling in the pretigious Rothesay Netherwood Rugbyfest
tournament in St. John, N.B. and managed to come away
with two gold medal and a silver.
St. Peter Knights senior girls team won their third straight
Rugbyfest championship with a 5-0 victory over Avon View
High School on Sunday with Emily Gray scoring the lone
try of the game.
biggest test of the tournament came in their second round
robin game against King's-Edgehill Private School from
Windsor, Nova Scotia, when they managed to come back from
a 17-7 deficit with three minutes to go to win the contest
19-17. Rachel McCallan and Quinn Durand both scored tries
to tie the score and then Gray kicked the winning convert
to put them over the top.
girls team won their other two games with relative easy
topping Kennebecasis Valley High School 30-0 in their
opening match and Fundy High School 35-5 in their final
round robin game.
Knights senior boys team tried their hardest to defend
the title they won last year but fell a try short in their
championship match against Three Oaks Senior High from
Summerside, P.E.I., losing 10-5. with team captain Jarryd
Rushford scoring the lone try.
Knights opened the festival with an impressive 30-0 win
over Avon View on Friday, but then had a tough time getting
by Hampton High School 10-5 on Saturday morning. They
did manage to boune back to paste Fredericton High School
35-5 in their afternoon match-up, but failed to build
on the win against Three Oaks.
Matttew High School also sent their boys and girls teams
to New Brunswick. The boys team managed to capture the
C-Division title, winning all three of their games, while
the girls did the school proud going against stiff competition
in the B-Division. They won their opening game 10-0, but
had trouble scoring in their remaining two games losing
3-0 and 7-5.
local high school season is scheduled to begin next week
with action across the city.
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