Posted in: News– January 16, 2012
The Canadian U17 program has announced the final squad selected to travel to the United Kingdom to compete at the RFU’s Wellington Festival being held in Crowthorne Berkshire. The squad heads to England on March 29th and will spend a preparation week at the premier English Rugby Academy, Hartpury College in Gloucester. Congratulations to, Tristan Hooey – Glebe Collegiate, Bytown Blues, EORU, Newfoundland John Shaw – St. Peter High School, Bytown Blues, Ontario (captain U16) The full Rugby Canada news article can be found here: http://www.rugbycanada.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientid=3817&leagueid=0&page=60072 Assistant Coach Francois Ratier had this to say, "We started our selection process last summer at the Eastern Canada Championships and Nationals. After three camps we selected the best twenty-six players for the UK tour. This tour and the Wellington festival will be the first international experience for these young players, and with five games in fifteen days, they will have the opportunity to express themselves against the best teams in Europe. They know the level of their opponents and I am sure they are excited to meet the challenge."