NSSAF shuts down high school rugby, citing insurance costs & safety concerns

High school rugby is being shut down in Nova Scotia.

Citing insurance costs and safety concerns, the Nova Scotia Schools Athletic Federation sent notices to high school principals today saying the program is cancelled effective immediately.

Officials with Rugby Nova Scotia say thousands of students, parents, coaches and match officials will be affected by the shutdown.

Meanwhile, Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre For Education confirms an international student who attends Sydney Academy was injured during a rugby match Wednesday. There's no confirmation there's any link between the injury and Thursday's decision to cancel high school rugby.