Las Vegas Invitational Recap
March 4th, 2019
(WHITBY, ON) - Rugby Ontario would like to congratulate all Ontario teams who participated in the Las Vegas 7s Invitational Tournament this past weekend. Nine teams travelled from Ontario to take part in the annual 7s event. Four of the nine teams finished inside the top three in their divisions: Rugby Ontario Boys Jr.Blues U18, Team #1 & #2, Eastern Ontario U16 Girls and the Oshawa Vikings U16 Girls.
“The level of competition of Vegas really challenges the Ontario Athletes/Teams” said Khalil Ajram, Rugby Ontario 7s program lead. “It was quite impressive that six of the nine Ontario sides had winning record to finish the tournament. “
The next major competition will be the first stop on the NAHS7s series with the Canada Misfits U18 Boys /Upright Rouges entering U18 Boys/Girls Elite sides. They will be joined by the following Open Division teams:
- EORU U18 Boys,
- Toronto Elite Reds Girls
- Toronto Saracens U18 Girls ,
- Crusaders U14 and U16 Boys,
- Misfit U14 Boys and Rugby Ontario 7s who will enter Boys/Girls teams to both U16 and U18 Open divisions respectively.
Las Vegas Results
Rugby Ontario 2- Bronze Medalists (HS open division)
Rugby Ontario 1- Cup Semi-Finalists (T-3rd overall)
Upright Rugby Canada Mens - Plate Champions (9th overall)
Upright Rugby Canada U16 Girls - Plate Champions (5th overall)
Upright Rugby Canada U16 Boys - Plate Finalists (T-12th overall)
Upright Rugby Canada U14 Boys - Plate Champions (5th overall)
Eastern Ontario Rugby Union U16 Girls - Cup Semi-Finalists (T-3rd overall)
Eastern Ontario Rugby Union U16 Boys - Plate Semi-Finalists (T-14th overall)
Vikings Rugby Club U16 Girls Cup Semi-Finalists (T-3rd overall)
Click here to view full tournament results,
ABOUT THE ONTARIO BLUES
The Ontario Blues program is the high performance representative program for male and female rugby players in Ontario. Rugby Ontario is represented at the provincial level by the Ontario Blues. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens and Under-18 Men's and Women's Sevens. Specifically, the program is designed to develop and showcase rugby players for Canadian representative national teams.
ABOUT RUGBY ONTARIO
Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.
To learn more, visit https://www.rugbyontario.com/
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