Today’s Poll

Bombers win out to move up three places at B.C. High School AA Rugby Championships

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
June 7th, 2011

A pair of late tourney victories powered the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 13th place finish at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.

“At the start of the tournament I thought we’d probably do better but we won our last two games so I guess we’re happy with that,” said Bomber captain Connor Butler.

Butler & Company managed to finish with a two-game win streak thanks to a 22-20 win over Southridge of White Rock in consolation round action.

Colin Robinson, Quinn Cowie and Jeese Yanke each scored a try to lead LVR past the White Rock School.

Kevin Lewis converted all three scores to round out the scoring for LVR.

Butler said the difference between the first two games for LVR — losses to top-ranked Collingwood of West Vancouver and Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon — and the final two contests was the ability of the Bombers to bounce back after being scored on.

“For us it was more mental than anything,” Butler explained. “We had to just rally together after we were scored on.”

“We never get scored on when we play in the Kootenays so during the first two games it was tough for us after the other teams scored,” Butler added. “So in the third game when we got scored on we rallied together and found a way to get back in the game.”

The strategic change allowed the Bombers rout Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 27-5 before outlasting Southridge.

Cowie won the Commissioner’s XV as the Bombers most sportsmanlike player.

LVR finished 16th in the 2010 tournament.


Categories: Sports

Other News Stories