The Nanaimo Hornets provided a test for a Rugby Canada U23 side.
The Rugby Canada Performance Academy’s Pacific Pride team defeated the Nanaimo Hornets premier side 45-26 in an exhibition match Saturday at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park. The game was 12-12 at half before the visitors gained control.
The Hornets start their B.C. Rugby men’s premier season on the road at Westshore on Sept. 21 and first regular-season home action is Sept. 28.