Ridge rugby player on to junior worlds

Junior World Rugby Trophy will be held in Portugal next month, Canada against Fiji, Georgia, Hong Kong, Namibia, Tonga and Uruguay

Guiseppe du Toit of Maple Ridge was part of the Canadian under-20 rugby side that has qualified for the 2015 Junior World Rugby Trophy.

The Canadian men won their way into the prestigious event after defeating the U.S. in two qualifying games, the final 41-6 win being played on March 28. That followed a come-from-behind win for Canada on March 23, by a score of 24-23.

Du Toit was the hero of that first game, as he nailed a game-winning penalty kick on the same field at Shawnigan Lake, where he played high school rugby. He hit three penalty kicks in the game.

He also hit three penalty converts in the blowout second game.

The Junior World Rugby Trophy will be held in Portugal next month, and Canada will be up against sides from Fiji, Georgia, Hong Kong, Namibia, Tonga and Uruguay.

The national junior side placed seventh in the tournament in 2014.