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Agreement reached on Nova Scotia high school rugby


High school rugby players rally to save their sport outside the Nova Centre in Halifax on Friday, May 3, 2019. The NSSAF was meeting at the centre and the student athletes were looking for answers at why their sport was so swiftly killed off. - Tim Krochak / File
High school rugby players rally to save their sport outside the Nova Centre in Halifax on Friday, May 3, 2019. The NSSAF was meeting at the centre and the student athletes were looking for answers at why their sport was so swiftly killed off. - Tim Krochak / File

Rugby Nova Scotia will take over running high school rugby for the rest of the season.

That news came out of a meeting in Truro on Tuesday between the Department of Education and the board of governors of the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.

“The NSSAF will support Rugby Nova Scotia with player information and contacts, so the experience for the players is the same as it was before,” said a joint statement.

In addition to the remainder of the regular season, Rugby Nova Scotia will also administer regionals and provincials.

Meetings will be held over the summer among all interested parties, to look at safety in all sports.

Last week, the NSSAF cited injuries and insurance costs in its decision to ban rugby, a ban that was overturned by Education minister Zach Churchill.

More to come

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