Bytown Blues Rugby Club’s Eric Jadowski, Pat Franey and Jeremy Nesbitt Named Ontario College Rugby All Stars

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Add three more members of Ottawa’s Bytown Blues Rugby Club to the list of Ottawa rugby players who have been recognized for college rugby excellence this fall.

The Bytown Blues’ Rugby Club’s Eric Jadowski, Pat Franey and Jeremy “Grease” Nesbitt have all been named to the Ontario College Athletic Association’s All Star Rugby squad.

Jadowski, a powerful back row player from Manotick, physically dominated his competition this season while captaining the St. Lawrence College squad. He is joined by savvy hard-nosed prop Pat Franey, also of Manotick and a fellow Bytown Blues and St. Lawrence College team-mate, as one of Ontario’s top college rugby forwards.

Nesbitt, an elusive and deceptively quick flyhalf, captained the two year old Algonquin Thunder rugby program this fall after a sparkling debut season with the Bytown Blues senior men’s squad. Nesbitt’s season ended after breaking his hand early in a quarterfinal playoff game. In true old-time rugby fashion, Nesbitt played through his injury and only acknowledged that he might have broken his hand after the game.

“2012 has been an excellent year for the Bytown Blues rugby club,” stated Blues President Curtis Crawford. “Their fellow club members are proud of Jadowski, Franey and Nesbitt’s ascension to Ontario College All star rugby status. This all star recognition reflects the many hours and dedication that these quality young men have put into becoming excellent rugby players.”


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