U-17 Boys Sevens Captured NYC 7’s Title

On Saturday, November 28, 2015, the Toronto Rugby Reds U-17 Boys Sevens team captured the New York Sevens High School Boys Championship. The team who had previously won the Ontario Interbranch 7’s(Kingston, ON), TIRF Elite 7’s (Toronto, ON) and placed 2nd at the QMeta Cup(Brantford,ON) was led by Tournament all-star Miguel Palij who had six tries in four games. Coach George Azar was quoted after the tournament, “just remember the names of the players on this team, in a few years you’ll see some of them representing Canada.”  Captain Jack McRogers echoed his coach by saying “New York was a lot of fun and a great experience. This was one of the best teams I’ve played for.”

Congratulations to the boys and the coaching staff on an impressive victory.

New York 7’s U-17 Boys Roster

Dante Asselin (Aurora Barbarians)
Jacob Carroll (Toronto Nomads)
Jared Collinson (Balmy Beach)
Deven Deguara (Aurora Barbarians)
James Hammond (Toronto Nomads)
Josh Ho (Markham Irish)
Stephen Kim (Toronto Nomads)
Jack McRogers (Aurora Barbarians)
Josiah Morra (Toronto Saracens)
Miguel Palij (Markham Irish)
Dylan Silver (Balmy Beach)
Kobie Welch (Markham Irish)

Coach: George Azar
Program Manager: Khalil Ajram
Medical Staff: Laura Libby


Toronto Rugby vs Nova Scotia- W38-5 (Nova Scotia ended up Bowl Champs- 9th/16)
Tries- Josiah, Miguel x2, Hammond, Jacob, S. Kim
Converts- Josh, Hammond x2, Dante

Toronto Rugby vs Quebec- W12-5 (Quebec ended up Plate Champs-5th/16)
Tries- Miguel x 2
Converts- D. Silver

Toronto Rugby vs NYRC- W31-0
Tries- S. Kim x3, Jacob Car, Kobie,
Converts- Josh x 3

Toronto Rugby vs Penn- W29-5
Tries- Silver x 2, Miguel, Hammond, Kim,
Covert- Josh, Jacob

Toronto Rugby vs Greenwich- W28-5
Tries- Hammond, Miguel, Deven, S. Kim,
Convert- Josh x4