LSS boys win first post-season rugby game

The Ladysmith Secondary School boys' rugby team won its first playoff game and secured a spot at the North Island Championships.

The Ladysmith Secondary School (LSS) 49ers travel to Brentwood College today (May 14) to play in the North Island Championships following last week’s home-turf win over Nanaimo District Secondary School.

The boys’ team played “a very intense game in extremely hot and trying conditions” May 6, LSS coach Gord McGeachy said, securing their 26-19 win over NDSS late in the game.

49ers Cam Hall, Dustin Jordan, Jade Cambran and Ben Cawthra scored one try apiece, with Hall contributing an additional six points through three successful conversions.

McGeachy said his team’s off to the provincial AA high school championships at the end of the month regardless of whether or not they win today.

The LSS girls’ team, meanwhile, is wrapping up a redevelopment season coach Arlene McGuff called a “great success.” The girls’ team won four of 10 games this year, McGuff added, building up its squad from 15 at the start of the season to 22 regular players by year’s end with tight-knit friendships being forged both on and off the field.