DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
Three Uxbridge players were part of the Team Ontario Under-18 boys entry that claimed bronze medals at the National Rugby Festival last week in Calgary.
Jason Simmonds, Rob Freckleton and Erich Milne all competed for Team Ontario at the Festival, facing off against the top young rugby players from across the country.
Ontario opened round robin play on Tuesday, Aug. 5, with a 23-15 win over Quebec. The next day, Ontario stumbled against British Columbia, dropping a 20-12 decision. However, the team would rebound in the round robin finale on Thursday, Aug. 7 as they squeaked past the hosts from Alberta by a score of 19-17.
British Colombia once again got the best of Team Ontario by a score of 19-12 as the playoff portion of the competition got underway on Saturday, Aug. 9.
But, the team would rally to take home bronze medals on Sunday, Aug. 10, as they upended Alberta by a score of 22-7.
The three Uxbridge players were all members of the Uxbridge SS Senior Boys side that finished fourth at the OFSAA Championships this spring.
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