Carson Graham grads Joe McNulty and Logan Weidner reunite in the lineup
for Canada's U20 national rugby team at the 2022 Canada Conference rugby
tournament held in Guelph in August. | Rugby Canada
By Andy Prest, North Shore News.
A pair of high school pals from North Vancouver recently reunited – on the Canadian national U20 rugby team.
Logan Weidner and Joe McNulty both graduated from Carson Graham
Secondary – Weidner in 2020 and McNulty one year later – and both suited
up for the national U20 team at the 2022 Canada Conference rugby
tournament held in Guelph in August.
Canada finished third at the four-team event, losing to Zimbabwe and Uruguay and defeating Chile.
The two Carson Graham grads missed big chunks of their high school
rugby careers because of COVID-19 restrictions, with McNulty going his
entire Grade 11 and 12 seasons without any high school games, and
Weidner missing his Grade 12 season of games. That, however, hasn’t
slowed them down on their way to the national program.
McNulty landed a football scholarship to the University of Toronto
and played a successful rookie season with the Blues, earning conference
all-rookie team honours after starting every game. But he opted to
return to his home province to play rugby at UBC this season, and will
hit the pitch with the Thunderbirds this fall.
Weidner also received interest from college football programs but
opted to continue playing rugby, currently suiting up for a team in