Rockland rules Riverboat rugby round Rockland

said Boivin. The RDHS ‘B’ squad enjoyed its share of wins during the tournament day. The ‘B’ roster is made up for the most part of rookieson theWildcats juniorbench. Boivin noted this season’s crop of rugby rookies show great potential. “It (B squad) is a very good team,” he said. “It was a great little tournament. I am looking forward to 15s next year.”

itself more experienced and adaptable with the seven-a-side style of rugby. One of the main reasons other teams the Wildcats play at the junior level end up losing to Rockland is because their players are still relying on the “strong man” hit-and-tackle tactics of regular 15-man rugby. Sevens rugby is a running game where speed and passing skills prove more important. “Our guys are very skilled at sevens,”

tion to end up in sole possession of both entries in the tournament final match. Rockland ‘A’ and Rockland ‘B’ squared off late Thursday afternoon and finished the day with the ‘A’ team winning 25-0. “I have a very strong ‘A’ squad,” said Coach Boivin. “Mostly returning players from last year and they have some real skills.” Boivin noted that Rockland has proven

Coach Brandon Boivin never expected the day’s junior rugby schedule to finish any other way than it did with Rockland dominating all the games. Rockland District High School hosted its annual Riverboat Rugby Invitational Oct. 27 with the Wildcats junior boys barrelling through and over the opposi-

Photos Gregg Chamberlain It has been a short, sweet season for Rockland District High School and its Wildcats junior boys in seven-a-side rugby. After clearing away the opposition (above and left) the final tournament of the season saw both the Wildcats squads left in sole possession of the rugby turf and challenging each other for the game title.


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