Jarvis Dashkewytch has turned his attention to the 15s version of the game to help Canada advance to next month’s U20 World Trophy in Brazil.
The Tsawwassen standout was among 26 players named to the Canadian team for a two-game qualifier series against the United States, starting this afternoon (5 p.m.) at Shawnigan Lake School. The second leg goes on Saturday, also at Shawngian. Points will be totalled after the two games with the aggregate winner qualifying for Brazil.
“The Qualifiers against USA are always nerve-racking affairs as so much is on the line,” said Canadian head coach Williams. “However, we have prepared well and despite some injuries we think we have a good team.”
Dashkewytch left South Delta Secondary School after his Grade 11 year to make a full-time commitment to the Rugby Canada National Training Centre in Langford.
He has thrived at the sevens and 15s version of the game. The standout athlete also played football and backstopped Delta to the Midget A1 provincial lacrosse title in 2016 before turning all of his attention to rugby.