Canada U18s finished their tour to Romania with their heads held high after a tough, 9-3 loss to the Romanian U19s on Saturday.
The match was played in not the best conditions and ended up being a defensive struggle. St. George’s fly half Ben Scher scored Canada’s only points, a penalty in the first half.
A forward oriented game always plays to the strength of the Romanians. However the defensive patterns and determination of the Canadian side, in a match that would feature many goal line stands by them, was excellent.
Also on the Canadian team was the Comox Valley duo of Foster Dewitt and Braydon Williams. Canada dropped their first game of the tour 31-0 to the Romanian U19s on Nov. 16, then rallied with a late try to beat Romania’s U18 squad 16-15 on Nov. 19 in Bucharest.
The U18s were accompanying the national senior men’s team on their tour. Along with practising alongside the senior side, the tour provided the players with cultural opportunities, which included a trip to the Romanian Parliament building and a visit to the American International School of Bucharest.
More on the tour is at www.rugbycanada.ca.
– Rugby Canada