Team Canada U19 rugby team.

South Surrey rugby pair suits up for Canada’s U19 rugby team

John Jubenville, Michael Smith play for Canada in two-game series against U.S. squad.

A pair of South Surrey rugby players  have made the cut for Team Canada’s U19 rugby team.

Late last month, the Earl Marriott Secondary – and Bayside Rugby Club – stars John Jubenville and Michael Smith were named to the team that kicked off a two-game series against the United States Friday afternoon.

On Dec. 30 in Chula Vista, Calif., Canada won the opening match, 29-22,

“The boys showed great composure and managed the game well to come away with a win,” said Canadian coach Dean Murten.

The American squad got the better of their Canadian rivals in a Jan. 2 rematch, winning 27-19.

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