Sean Duke shows off the skills that earned him a spot on the national team from 2009-16. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

VIDEO: Rugby summer scrimmages get a professional touch

Former national team members hit the field with local players during weekly games

Prince Rupert Middle School has been home to a series of fun and informal rugby scrimmages over the past few weeks, giving anyone interested in the sport the opportunity to come out and give it a try.

Recently, participants have enjoyed the opportunity to go up against a pair of former Canadian national team players, with John Phelan and Sean Duke stopping by to play while they are in Prince Rupert.

The group gets together at PRMS every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Phelan and Duke spoke about their background with rugby, and their impressions of the game here in town.

Professional and former Canadian national team players John Phelan and Sean Duke have been stopping by the local rugby scrimmages this summer. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

The get togethers draw a solid crowd each week. Anyone is welcome to head down and give the sport a try. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Alex Kurial | Sports Reporter
Alex Kurial 
Send Alex email
Like the The Northern View on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

HighSchoolRugbyrugbyRugby Canada

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Budget is dam good!

Proposed 2020 budget include no tax increase and road repaving

Breakfast Club of Canada launches the day right

P.R.M.S. students are fed the benefits of community partnerships

Chinese New Year celebrates 2020 year of the rat

Lions woken in rare traditional Chinese New Year ceremony

Terrace cab stolen, found destroyed along Hwy 16 riverbank at rest stop near Prince Rupert

Driver was sent to hospital after stealing the running vehicle from company lot

Wet’suwet’en pipeline supporters speak up

“Protesters get one side of the story and they stand up with their fists in the air.”

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

UPDATE: Arrests made, tires slashed on patrol cars in northern B.C., says RCMP

But a Gitxsan hereditary chief says 14 were arrested, as fight over natural gas pipeline continues

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Most Read