After three exhibition games at the start of the season, the girls’ rugby team played their first official game against Semiahmoo yesterday. The girls started out strong, despite having difficulties at the start of the season.

“We rely on all grades,” said Simon Quinto, coach. “We don’t really lean on our seniors. We play whoever deserves to be on the field.”

“We rely on all grades,” said Simon Quinto, coach. “We don’t really lean on our seniors. We play whoever deserves to be on the field.”

Gleneagle hosted an exhibition game on February 28 against Abbotsford, with the Talons winning 35-10.

In a second exhibition game against Earl Marriott Secondary on March 5, the girls won again, this time 49-5.

The team’s wins can be partially attributed to the dynamics between players.

“Obviously, you have anxiety in games, but if you’re enjoying yourself and you enjoy being a part of a great group, then […] sometimes it doesn’t matter about the wins and losses,” said Quinto.

Given the opportunity to grow, the team seeks to keep developing.

“As [we] grow throughout the season, we ‘ll get much better,” said Bliss Parry, grade 12.