Match Day #6 – Shawnigan v. Monument H.S.
A day of place deciders. Shawnigan came out slow and allowed two quick tries from South African champion Monument High School. They were a big, strong team who ran hard and with pace. Fatigue had really kicked in by this stage of the tournament for both sides. Haydn E. scored two tries and Djustice S-D added another, with Guiseppe D. notching 2 conversions and a penalty. In the end, Shawnigan’s valiant efforts fell just short, with the score at the final whistle showing Monument 32, Shawnigan 22. The coaches were proud of how the boys bounced back after the opening game and won 4 games in a row.
Kelston beat Truro in an exciting final. And Seika Girls Marching Band performed an impressive closing ceremony on the field after the trophy presentations.
One final treat from Sanix was a ticket to Japan National rugby team against the United Arab Emirates which Japan scored over 100 points to UAE’s 3.
The boys and their coaches would like to thank everyone involved in making this tournament one to remember. The messages of support from home and the shouting and cheering from parents able to make the trip meant so much to every member of the team.
The boys return home after a whirlwind ten days with a 10th place finish – by far the best performance by a Canadian team in the history of the Sanix tournament – and a lifetime of memories.
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