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Earl Marriott places ninth at Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament
 
Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013
by Photos and tour notes provided by Don Wright


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The Earl Marriott senior boys rugby team returned home on Monday after a successful trip to the Sanix World Youth Tournament, in Fukuoka Japan. The boys travelled to Hong Kong for four days, followed by a week at the Global Arena.

The team improved steadily throughout the tournament, after showing heart and courage, but went 0-3 in pool play. EMS bounced back and went 3-0 in the 9th-16th decider tournament.

The boys played Nagasaki in their final game, a team which had beaten them 52-17 earlier in pool play. The rematch was a different story as EMS beat the Japanese side 31-29. All the boys represented  British Columbia and Canada admirably. They finished in ninth place which is the best ever  Canadian finish.

Champion - Saint Kentigern College (New Zealand)

2nd - Hartpury College (England)

3rd - St. Joseph's Nudgee College (Australia)

4th - Daniel Pienaar Technical High School(South Africa)

5th - Gose Industrial High School (Nara)

6th - Higashi Fukuoka High School (Fukuoka)

7th - Tokai University Gyosei High School (Osaka)

8th - Josho Gakuen High School (Osaka)

9th - Earl Marriott Secondary School (Canada)

10th - Nagasaki Nanzan High School (Nagasaki)

11th - Saga Technical High School (Saga)

12th - Meikei High School (Ibaragi)

13th - Enisei-STM (Russia)

14th - Lycee A.R. Lesage (France)

15th - Kokugakuin Kugayama High School (Tokyo)

16th - Baekshin High School (Korea)

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