United junior represents BC at rugby championships

Three local teens took up the torch and represented the province well as part of Team B.C. at the Canadian Rugby championships in Calgary last week.

New West’s Willow Beyea competed for B.C.’s under- 16 girls, and helped them advance to the finals where they fell 27-10 to Ontario. It was a reversal of the teams prior meeting, when B.C. outlasted Ontario 38-27 in round-robin play.

Beyea had earlier represented the Fraser Valley u16s at the provincial age grade championships, finishing second.

A recent addition to the Celtic Barbarians travelling squad, Beyea is a product of the United Rugby Club. Burnaby’s Mele Vikilani was part of B.C.’s winning effort in the under-17 girls division, racking up gold with a 60-5 win over Ontario in the final.


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