St. Clair Colts Senior Boys

Red Hot Tournament
Thursday May 7, 2009

The St. Clair Senior Boys' rugby team competed in the Red Hot Tournament on Thursday May 7, the largest and most prestigious high school rugby tournament in Ontario and amongst the very best in North America.  The 2009 version is bigger and better than ever with an anticipated total of 80 teams competing in the junior and senior boys divisions.

The Red Hot is important for seeding teams for the Ontario championship tournaments that are scheduled for one month later--the OFSAA AAA and AA tournaments for senior boys and the Barbarian Cup tournament for junior boys.


This year the regional qualifying tournaments will be held at various university sites (Pine Ridge High School, Queens University,  RMC, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, and Trent University) across the province so that high school players will have a broader understanding of the opportunities available to play high quality OUA rugby after graduating from high school.  The hosting universities will be providing varsity athletes as site organizers and they will also provide information about campus life and academics.


The Colts, playing in the University of Waterloo division,  defeated St. Joan of Arc (Toronto) by a score of 21-7 in their first game. Mitch Core, Joel Clarke and Sean Robinson scored tries for St. Clair, and Joel Clarke added 3 conversions. In their second game the Colts defeated St. Marys of Kitchener, 15-0 Dan Turley, Joel Clarke and Sean Kudman scored for St. Clair in a overall great team effort. The boys will travel to Toronto on Sunday may 10 to play OFSAA AAA powerhouse Saltfleet High School (Stoney Creek) in the semi final.