St. Clair Colts

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The St. Clair Colts and Murrayfield Wanderers
U18 Women’s side in Edinburgh

Twenty-Two members of the St. Clair girls rugby team traveled to Scotland from April 10-20 this year.  The girls were involved in a rugby tour that included stays in Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow. 

The first weekend or the tour was in Edinburgh where the girls played against the Murrayfield Wanderers U18 girls side as the curtain raiser to the finals of the Capitals Cup international U18 boys tournament.

The Wanderers were the 2008 county champions and were preparing for this years semi-final game to be held the following week.  The St. Clair squad was well prepared for their match and in front of several hundred spectators, the girls outplayed the host side coming out with a 39 to 27 win. 

The Scottish side was overwhelmed with the physical play by the Colts and were unable to match the backline pressure as well as the dominance show by the forwards.  

The Colts continued on to Stirling where they played against the Central Crusaders in the shadow of the historic William Wallace monument.  The girls again put on an excellent display of skill and easily won their match 56 to 10.  Next it was on to Glasgow to finish off the tour.  Unfortunately, their game reputation preceding them, the local side felt they would be no match for the Canadian girls and conceded the match. 

The Colts returned home on the 20th and are preparing for another successful season this year.