September 26, 2020. Victoria, BC (ISN) – From club rugby, to development team, and on to Canadian National Sevens and XV’s teams, it is a forgone conclusion that Victoria has long been a hotbed of rugby talent.
Over the years ISN has had the distinguished opportunity to watch some localized rugby talent grow into national and internationally recognized players of the finest caliber. Recognized for their play on the international stage, we some times overlook a player’s earlier development to get to the upper echelons of rugby.
ISN’s photographer Erich Eichhorn would like to take you on a post-by-post photo journey through some of the most notable men’s players action then, and for some players still gracing the pitch, a “now” look as the caught from behind the lens.
Today’s photo essay feature is on John Moonlight. A formidable opponent for most, Moonlight would play for the Ajax Wanderers, locally for James Bay Athletic Association before going on to play both sevens and fifteens for Canada, and then a pro career with the Toronto Arrows of the MLR.
Here’s a look at some of his play.
Stay tuned for more pictures from some familiar players on the local and international rugby scene as we dig in to the archives.