A trio of Abbotsford Rugby Football Club athletes brought home bronze medals from the World Games in Cali, Colombia earlier this month.
The Canadians went 2-1 in the round robin, with wins over Hong Kong and Colombia to go with a loss to South Africa. They opened the playoffs with a 26-7 quarter-final triumph over Brazil, but were eliminated from title contention thanks to a 17-7 defeat to Argentina in the semis.
Facing France in the bronze medal game, the Maple Leafs rallied to win 26-14.
“It was an awesome experience to play rugby on a global stage and to see the pace and skill that it’ll take to get to the next level,” said Sandover-Best.