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Shawnigan prepares for worlds by beating Australian school side

Shawnigan Lake School's senior boys rugby program prepared for the upcoming Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament in Japan with a pair of victories over Canberra Grammar School last Thursday.

Shawnigan's second XV won 12-5 over the Australian team, and the firsts won 19-12.

This Thursday, Shawnigan's first XV will fly to Fukuoka, Japan for the World Youth Tournament between some of the best high school teams in world.

"Players and staff are excited about the upcoming opportunity to measure ourselves against some of the very best in the world," head coach Tim Murdy said.

In order to attend, teams had to be recognized as the top rugbyplaying school in their country. The field will include one team each from Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, France, England, and South Korea, as well as eight from Japan.

Shawnigan last attended the tournament in 2012, where they placed 10th of 16 teams.

Kevin Rothbauer

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Kevin Rothbauer is the sports reporter for the Cowichan Valley Citizen
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