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Boys Return Home Unbeaten from Canada Tour

 Stamford School’s senior rugby players returned home from a challenging tour of Canada, tired and bruised but unbeaten! The development tour, consisting of 42 players from the under 16 and 17 age groups, spent over two weeks travelling from Mississauga on the South West shore of Lake Ontario up to Quebec taking in Ottawa, Oshawa, Lindsay and Toronto along the way.

Temperatures soared between 35- 42°c which added an extra challenge at first as the boys struggled to acclimatise. Off the pitch the usual activities were accompanied with jet boat trips at Niagara Falls, grade 5 white water rafting on the Ottawa River, and perhaps the highlight, the ice hockey session where the students were able to experience Canada’s premier sport at first hand.

 On the pitch the 2nd XV won all five of their games scoring some great tries. The 1st XV also completed an unbeaten tour with two stand-out performances against the Ontario and East Ontario Provincial under 19 sides.

Head of Rugby at Stamford School, David Laventure, was satisfied with the trip: “It was a fantastic experience for the boys. They met some amazing people and spent time doing unique activities. The rugby was very fast and physical and the performances should give the boys a great deal of confidence going into next season.”