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BOND BEAT UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

24th August, 2017

Last night Bond Rugby had the privilege to play against University of British Columbia, from Canada. Who are touring Australia in their off-season to get a better understanding of how Australian Rugby compares to Canadian Rugby. This was UBC’s first game of the year, as they are currently in their pre-season period. The Canadians brought over consisted of 3 grade levels, who have had a total of 4 training sessions together. UBC chose to come to Bond for international exposure, as well as the standard of the game that is played at Bond Rugby.  They believe that Bond Rugby play a much faster, more physical brand of rugby, compared to the teams back in Canada currently and are learning from the experience.

The teams played two 35-minute halves, with Bond fielding a mixed team of both Colts and Seniors. This allowed Bond to give the young Colts a taste of what is yet to come, in the Senior Grades. There were some rather big hits within the game with Big Eddie Aholelei knocking down some rather scared Canadian boys. At the end of the game the Canadian boys chose to play and extra 15 minutes, to gain more experience and understanding of just how Australian Rugby is played.

The young Canadians took a couple of days to climatized to the Australian weather. Havin a few training sessions in the heat, helped them pull through in last nights humid conditions.  UBC now head up to Brisbane to take on Premier Grade Winners UQ for their final game whilst in Australia. 

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