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Townsend recalls rugby's beginnings

High school rugby pioneer Larry Townsend was on hand as the Crocus Plainsmen visited the Vincent Massey Vikings in varsity girls’ rugby action on Thursday. Westman High School Rugby honoured Townsend’s legacy by creating the Larry Townsend Shield, which will be awarded to the winner of the regular-season game between Crocus and Massey each season. He presented the shield to Massey after the game following its 52-7 victory.

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High school rugby pioneer Larry Townsend was on hand as the Crocus Plainsmen visited the Vincent Massey Vikings in varsity girls’ rugby action on Thursday. Westman High School Rugby honoured Townsend’s legacy by creating the Larry Townsend Shield, which will be awarded to the winner of the regular-season game between Crocus and Massey each season. He presented the shield to Massey after the game following its 52-7 victory.

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