B.C. Rugby Action

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B.C. Rugby Action

The Tricolors head to Klahanie with two teams tomorrow to play a make-up, "rainout". The result at the Premier level will have a decided effect on the points table. Let’s start with The Ones. Capilanos are undefeated in this grade and with a match in hand could vault over Burnaby into first place. CW sits at the other end of the table and will be in tough in this “away” encounter.


The Premier match is expected to be a much closer contest. Last time round it was a one try affair with Caps being the victors, 13 – 0. Caps and CW both have “games in hand” to catch those ahead, Caps chasing 2 and 6 point differentials to reach for the top and CW, 3 points to escape from the basement. CW has had two good games to start their “second half” campaign with the addition of a couple of players. During these stints, other players have been brought alongside and it is these guys that will be relied upon tomorrow, lunch buckets will be an essentia! For local fans who need their Saturday fix, the match can be viewed at; http://www.bcrugby.com/live/ with a 2:45 k.o.


It is heartening to note that the team is travelling with a kicker, Llyr “Welshy” Morris being unearthed last weekend, converting two late tallies with difficult pots. CW’s squad looks solid. There will be plenty of beef in the FRF, the locks will be the same pair that packed against James Bay and the back row stays intact. The halves remain the same and their understanding is becoming an important factor in improved play. Adam Bontus slots into the centers and Jon Morris returns on the wing, with Frisby taking the custodian’s position. Aaron is starting to look very comfortable with this spot with his timing of entry, field positioning and defense being Premier calibre. As for Caps, it is odds on that Glen McKinnon, Chase Kelliher, and Sam Lanigan et al will lead the powerhouse, accompanied by a set of backs that are always workman-like, pacey and threatening. Looks like good weather, so if you are in Vancouver, Klahanie is where it’s at, being the only CDI/Library Square matches scheduled in what continues to seem like a season devoid of rugby. If in the capital, take in the live version, down streamed and go, Tricolors!


Addendum – Canada West U17’s laid another licking on the East on Wednesday, 44 – 12, with CW’s Jonah Hall, amongst others, earning his coach’s praise. Well done, CW Octet.