SWILERS RFC RETAIN AL CHARRON CUP

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Zac Coughlan of the Swilers RFC was named the Danny King Memorial Trophy winner as MVP of the Al Charron Cup/Eastern Canadian rugby club championship held over the weekend in Ottawa.

Swilers took its third straight title at the event, winning all three of its games, 33-12 over the host Ottawa Irish, 22-3 over Ste-Anne de Bellevue of Quebec and 29-3 over the Fredericton, N.B., Loyalists.

Individual Man of the Match awards for Swilers went to Coughlan (versus Ottawa) Matthew Smallwood (Ste-Anne) and Patrick McNicholas (Fredericton).

The championship trophy for the tourney — now in its sixth year — is named after legendary Canadian player Al Charron, who was a member of the Irish. Earlier this year, Charron, along with Newfoundland’s Rod Snow and five others, was named and inaugural inductee into Rugby Canada’s Hall of Fame.