Ontario rugby team connects to Marauders

Five past and present Marauders are currently facing international rugby competition as members of the Ontario Blues Club team.

Current McMaster co-captains Tyler Ardron and Cam Stones, along with Marauder alumni players Mike Pletch, Dan West, and Mike Scholtz are touring South America, and playing top sides from Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.

All five Marauders playing for the Ontario Blues have experience playing with Canadian national teams at a variety of levels.

Pletch, who is serving as Blues team captain during the South America tour, is a former senior national team player, along with West. Scholtz is a current member of both Canada’s senior and the Canadian Sevens teams.

Stones is the captain of Canada’s Under-20 team, while Tyler Ardron was the U-20 Team Canada captain last year.

The tour includes matches with the Chilean national team, Club Salta of Argentina, and the Uruguayan national team.