Both of Manitoba’s under-18 rugby teams got off to rough starts at the National Championship Festival in Calgary.
Manitoba’s men’s team — which includes Brandon’s Bryce Colquhoun, Daniel Alvarenga and Conor Farran as well as Minnedosa’s Norman Sims and Logan Patterson and Souris’s Nathan Greig — dropped both of its games on Wednesday, 38-0 to Nova Scotia and 19-15 to Prince Edward Island. On Tuesday, the team, coached by Brandonite Sandy Donald lost 21-14 to Saskatchewan. Patterson had a try for Manitoba in that game.
Meanwhile, Manitoba’s women’s team — which includes Brandonites Brittany Boschman and Kelly Braun as well as Hailey Rapsky and Mallory Workman of Minnedosa, Charlotte West and Kendra Roberts of Souris and Mary Hughes of Dauphin — dropped to 0-2 in the event with a 50-0 loss to British Columbia.
The team, coached by Brandon’s Shawn Sarkonak, fell 29-0 to Nova Scotia on Tuesday.
The women have a busy day today with games against Quebec and Ontario.
The Manitoba men will take on New Brunswick today.
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