He also played professionally in England and suited up for Canada U19 and U23 teams. But he learned the game at W.J. Mouat and the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club. This year’s event, the third annual, saw eight teams filled with players from all over the Lower Mainland battle it out.

Each team contained at least two women, two men and one player over 35 and games were six aside on a half-field setup with 10-minute halves. The event ran all day on Saturday, with MD Inc. defeating last year’s champions Hot Fuzz in the final.  However, the big winner of the event was the local rugby community, which received $7,550 towards the John Cannon Memorial Fund.  That money is used to support Abbotsford rugby players in their pursuit of the highest levels of rugby in Canada.  The first recipient of this year’s fund is 2017 Abbotsford Senior grad Tausani Levale. She starred for years with the Abbotsford Panthers, and currently plays on the Team Canada Rugby 7’s senior women’s team.