LVR Jr Boys take it on the chin in Kamloops
The recent B.C. Teacher’s Federation job action forced the L.V. Rogers Bombers to the sidelines after Kamloops canceled its Rugbyfest tournament.
However, the cancellation allowed the LVR Junior Boys to capture center stage during a two-game exhibition set in Spoolmak Country.
South Kamloops proved to be poor hosts, shellacking the Junior Bombers 25-0. Game two was just as tough for the inexperienced Bombers as St. Ann’s dumped LVR 20-0.
LVR made the trek to Kamloops with only 13 players, but picked up two members of the senior girl’s squad — Ruby Kailia and Maria Maglio — to fill out the roster.
McKenna Carlson and Devyn Parker played in Saturday’s St. Ann’s game.
First rugby for LVR High School pitch in years
Rugby finally made its way to the LVR school field as the Junior Boy’s faced the Senior Girls in an exhibition encounter Wednesday.
The boys proved to be too much for their female counterparts, winning the game 15-0.
The game, the first in recent memory at rugby game was played ont the LVR pitch, marked the first time in BC High School rugby that boys and girls teams from the same high school have played a competitive game against each other.
The Kootenay rugby show goes on
There are enough community coaches to keep the Kootenay High School Rugby League afloat, meaning the first league playday is a go Friday in Grand Forks.
LVR meets Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and Rossland Royals while the Junior Bombers play Grand Forks Jr. Wolves and Rossland Jr Royals.