Shuswap Selects rugby team earn 45-5 win over Vernon in league contest.

Game features players between the ages of 14 and 16 who are trying out the sport in a fun atmosphere.

In youth rugby play, the Shuswap kids had a bit more fun than the Vernon kids.

The Shuswap Selects rugby team scored a 45-5 win over the Vernon Panthers in a youth rugby league contest in Salmon Arm.

The game featured players between the ages of 14 and 16 who are trying out the sport in a fun atmosphere.

Michael Smith of Vernon opened the scoring with a try, but Harrison Moore replied with a pair of tries for Shuswap.

Malcolm Smith almost had a try for the Cats, but Jackson Love of the Selects tackled him, then ran back the ball for another try for Shuswap, and Moore added another major before halftime.

In the second half, Chris Lee scored two more tries for Shuswap and Moore added one at the end of the game.

Selects coach Sam Siedelmen singled out Wyatt Dickonson and Jacob Bradley for great defensive play.

“We really were outclassed today,” said Panthers coach Ian Winston.

The teams are playing exhibition games as there is no official league in place.