Shunichi Sugaya prepares to kick for territory.

LSS rugby team finishes in 11th

Team finishes season


Ladysmith’s senior boys rugby team finished in 11th spot out of 16 teams during their provincial run last week in Abbotsford.


Coach Pete Kis-Toth said the team is pleased with the outcome, as they were ranked 11th going into the tournament.


“Overall it went quite well,” said Kis-Toth.


On Day One of the AA division tournament, Ladysmith found itself on the losing end of a 45-12 score against Hugh McRoberts School out of Richmond.


The team bounced back in Game Two, defeating the side from Smithers 17-0. Day Three saw the team against Sir Charles Tupper from Vancouver. The Lower Mainland side won 38-19.


Ladysmith found itself facing Sentinel School from West Vancouver and won 36-12 to win 11th spot.


“The losses we had, we were outmatched,” said Kis-Toth. “We would have had to have played a perfect game to compete in those.”


Kis-Toth praised the players for their hard work at tournament and noted Eli Battie was a standout player, captaining the squad in the last two games.


“He was fantastic. He was the heart and soul of the team.”


Kis-Toth said more than half the team is moving on after graduation. He added, however, they started to bring up several junior players who will make an impact with the leadership of the remaining players.


“There’s a core of six guys who are in Grade 11.”


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