King Henry VIII School rugby tour of Canada: photos from game vs Calgary Mavericks

King Henry VIII School win a line-out against the Calgary Mavericks © J. Ashley Nixon

King Henry VIII School win a line-out against the Calgary Mavericks
© J. Ashley Nixon

King Henry VIII School (KHVIII) has been around for a very long time. It was established and named after one of England’s most well-known monarchs in 1545, two years before he died. The Independent School, based in Coventry, has been playing rugby for a very long time too: more than 100 years (the game was invented at close-by Rugby School in 1823).

King Henry VIII School Canada Rugby Tour

Every couple of years, teachers and supporters of the school organize a rugby tour. In the past they have made visits to Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Chile. In August 2015 they were in western Canada, playing games in Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton) and BC  (Kamloops, Victoria, Vancouver) as well as a trip over the border to Bellingham, WA.

Saturday’s first game was against the Calgary Mavericks, a selection of U18 players from local clubs such as The Canucks, Hornets and Saracens. KHVIII ran in six tries to two in this well-played, open game. Final score: 38-14.

King Henry VIII winger #14 scores one of three tries for his team in the game versus Calgary Mavericks © J. Ashley Nixon

King Henry VIII winger #14 scores one of three tries for his team in the rugby game versus Calgary Mavericks
© J. Ashley Nixon

More photos from the rugby game

For more photos from the Mavericks versus KHVIII, please visit:

J. Ashley Nixon Photography

Calgary Mavericks and King Henry VIII School teams © J. Ashley Nixon

Calgary Mavericks and King Henry VIII School teams
© J. Ashley Nixon

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