BU women’s rugby team ready to roll

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record

Bishop’s University’s women’s rugby team is gearing up for a season like no other. Training camp began on Monday, Aug. 19, and will last throughout Friday Aug. 30. In two weeks, the 40-some student athletes will have spent nearly 80 hours on campus preparing for the 2019 Fall season. According to head coach Tom Whyld, the team has excellent potential and is ready to start playing. The Gaiters will have six regular season games, divided into three home games and three away games, against McGill University, Concordia University, and Université de Montréal. “The RSEQ has restructured the league in a way that makes for more competitive rugby. It’s difficult to play against the Gee-Gees and the Lavals of this world, so to play six games against opponents that are our caliber will make a great difference for the girls and will also reduce the risk of injuries,” he remarked. Whyld is already looking forward to playoffs. “If we place in the top two teams in our sub-division, we will play the two bottom teams in the higher sub-division for the provincial championships. I believe we could definitely make our way there,” he added. See full story in the Monday, Aug. 26 edition of The Record.

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