Rugby stars put on a show for Shawnigan centennial

Shawnigan Lake School continued its year-long 100th anniversary festivities and celebrated its rugby legacy with a trio of games.

Shawnigan Lake School continued its year-long 100th anniversary festivities and celebrated its rugby legacy with a trio of games last Saturday.

The AA provincial champion Shawnigan girls XV beat the B.C. High School Selects — a team including players from Cowichan Secondary and Brentwood College School — 57-27, and the AAAA provincial champion Shawnigan boys first XV beat the Independent Schools Association Selects — including players from Brentwood — 73-14.

The highlight of the afternoon, however, was a 75-5 win by the Derek Hyde-Lay XV, a side of standout players, featuring members of Canadian national teams, over the Emerging Canada squad.

Among those suiting up for the DHL XV were Shawnigan grads Clayton Thornber, Josh Jackson, Ollie Nott, Guiseppe du Toit, George Barton, Struan Robertson and Ian Manly, current Shawnigan player Mostyn Findlay, and Cowichan Piggies players Scott MacLeod and Mike Rea. The Emerging Canada squad included Brentwood grad Aaron Hersant.