Indigenous rugby teams gear up for national tournament – CBC

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2018252 Views

Indigenous Spruce Rugby teams are sending boys and girls teams to compete in national tournament this March

Feb 12, 2018

Two rugby teams made up of players from Indigenous communities across New Brunswick will take on the best young rugby players from across the country next month.

After including the sport in the 2017 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games, there was a push on to grow the sport.

In less than a year, coaches from across the province recruited Indigenous players and began developing two under-18 teams to compete against Canada’s best in Vancouver in March.

On Sunday, the boys and girls teams were at the Moncton SportsDome practising before the 2018 Canadian Rugby Sevens U-18 championship.

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