Former Panthers Holly Jones, Alysha Corrigan headed to national senior women’s rugby camp

Former Panthers Holly Jones, Alysha Corrigan headed to national senior women’s rugby camp

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – "Ask me next week," said Island rugby standout Alysha Corrigan with a laugh.

Corrigan's mirth springs from asking how she thinks she'll perform at the national east women's rugby camp May 16-20 in Kingston, Ont.

She and former UPEI Panthers teammate Holly Jones are two of 40 Eastern Canadian ruggers invited to the senior women's team ID camp. They left for Kingston Tuesday.

Forty players already attended the sister event for Western Canada. Both camps are made up of players in the national stream and up-and-comers like Corrigan and Jones.

If the pair impress enough at Queen's University to reach the top 45, they stay in Kingston for another week and get a shot at the Maple Leafs development team, which goes on tour in Europe later this year. The squad is a farm team for the national senior women's squad.

But reaching the roster is no sure thing given the collected talent at Queen's and the inevitable hurdles.

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