Williams Lake Hustler and Team Canada rugby player Kayla Moleschi looks to power through a pair of Abbotsford players while Sydney Pritchard (second from left) and Anna Marie Navrot follow up in support during the ladies’ final at the Stampede Rugby Tournament. Abbotsford

Williams Lake Hustler and Team Canada rugby player Kayla Moleschi looks to power through a pair of Abbotsford players while Sydney Pritchard (second from left) and Anna Marie Navrot follow up in support during the ladies’ final at the Stampede Rugby Tournament. Abbotsford

Stampede Rugby celebrates 34 years

Talent, skill, execution and camaraderie were all on display Saturday and Sunday at the 34th Annual Stampede Rugby Tournament.

Talent, skill, execution and camaraderie were all on display Saturday and Sunday at the Ottoman Drive Rugby Fields as the 34th Annual Stampede Rugby Tournament took centre stage.

Both the Williams Lake Rustlers and the Williams Lake Hustlers reached the final in their respective divisions, however, some tough competition from throughout B.C. and Alberta made it a challenge to persevere.

On the men’s side Williams Lake got past the Meralomas of Vancouver and Capilano to reach the final, before falling to a team littered with players from the Canadian Men’s Team.

The Hustlers, after winning the Stampede Rugby Tournament for the past three years, fell to Abbotsford in the ladies’ final.

For more on the Stampede Rugby Tournament, including awards and results, see Friday’s Weekend Advisor.

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