Former Terrace resident wins in Hong Kong rugby

Terrace’s Haydn Evans recently went to Hong Kong to take on Asia Pacific rugby teams as a part of B.C.’s elite youth sevens U18 team.

Terrace’s Haydn Evans recently went to Hong Kong to take on Asia Pacific rugby teams as a part of B.C.’s elite youth sevens U18 team.

And it was B.C. who took the top spot, going undefeated in all four games at the Hong Kong International Youth Sevens tournament, March 23-25.

“It was a great experience for the guys,” said coach for the team Shane Thompson.

Game one B.C. swept Hong Kong’s Dea Tigers 63 – 0, before going on to beat Hong Kong’s Flying Kukris 40-0, and Thailand’s Bangkok-Lions 28-0.

The finals were a closer game, with B.C. taking out the Dea Tigers for a second defeat, this time with a score of 21-0.

The rugby wasn’t as strong as we thought it would be,” said Evans. He said the best part of the trip getting a chance to watch the prestigious Hong Kong Men’s sevens tournament.

Next up for the Terrace native is the Sanix World Rugby Cup in Japan in April. Held by the Japan Rugby Union, one team per country is invited to take part and Evans, who attends school in the lower mainland, will go with his school, Shawnigan Lake.

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