Rugby Spartans start season with two shut-outs

Juniors beat Sahali 48-0 while seniors defeat NorKam 50-0 in first games of the season

Members of the North Thompson Spartan junior and senior rugby teams form a circle at the end of a practice at Clearwater Secondary School recently. The team includes players from Barriere as well.

Both the junior and senior teams of the North Thompson Spartans have had strong starts to their seasons, according to Gabe Francis, one of the coaches.

The two rugby teams are made up of players from both Clearwater and Barriere secondary schools.

The Juniors started their season on April 12 with a 48-0 win over Sahali.

“We will see Sahali again next week; they have some strong athletes and great coaches,” Francis warned. “We need to keep improving to keep being successful.”

During the game, John Proulx had a strong debut with three tries. Nathan Jensen ran powerfully and scored his first two tries, while Mason Wadlegger had one. Keanen Bromley had two and was 4/8 kicking converts.

“Everyone got tackled, and I think everyone made tackles,” Francis added.

On April 14, the Spartan Seniors took a page out of the junior boys book and pitched a shutout in a 13-a-side match against Norkam.

Final score was 50-0. Karter Romeo supplied four tries, Tristan Holt, John Proulx, Cole Stone, and Austin Richardson supplied singles. Karter Romeo and Timo Menard were strong off the tee, converting five of eight tries.

“Strong play from all the boys and fantastic debuts for the new players,” said Francis.

 

The junior and senior Spartans both faced Sahali during games at Clearwater Secondary on Tuesday. Look for results in a later issue of the Times.

 

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