Rugby players off to Hong Kong


Two area players have been selected to the National Men’s Sevens squad of 13 players who will compete at the International Rugby Board HSBC Sevens at the end of March.

McMaster Marauder Tyler Ardron of Lakehead (near Peterborough) and Oakvilleā€™s Mike Scholz of the Castaway Wanderers will be in Hong Kong for the competition from March 23-25. Both are members of the senior Ontario Blues team.

The team is coming off of a tremendous Las Vegas 7s tournament, which saw them pick up victories over the US, Uraguay and Japan en route to a hard fought 19-17 win over Australia in the Bowl final.

The win in Vegas came in the heels of a terrific Wellington 7s tournament, which not only saw the squad advance to the quarter finals but also come out of pool play at the top of their group in New Zealand.