Semiahmoo Old Boys to host Japanese side

Old Boys rugby games set for May 5 at South Surrey Athletic Park.

The Semiahmoo Old Boys Rugby Club is set to host a large contingent of Japanese rugby players later this spring.

On Tuesday, May 5, the Old Boys will hit the field at South Surrey Athletic Park for two games against a 60-member strong Old Boys team from Japan.

The first game will be an over-50 contest, and the second will be staged among both team’s over-60 players.

The Japanese side is coming to B.C. for a week, as part of anniversary celebrations for two clubs here – a team on Vancouver Island, as well as Burnaby are celebrating milestone birthdays, and will square off against Japan.

In between, they’ll play Semiahmoo.

“We have some relationships with some of the members of (Japan’s) team,” said Semiahmoo’s Ian Stagg, adding that the Old Boys have been hosted by the same team on a trip to Japan before, and they’re now happy to return the favour.