Get all your richmond updates in one place!


Subscribe to The Richmond Sentinel

Strikers mine silver on BC rugby pitch

Don Fennell   May-30-2017

Hugh McRoberts Strikers

Photo submitted


Hugh McRoberts Strikers mined silver at the provincial high school senior girls’ rugby XV championships Saturday in Abbotsford.

Seeded third in the double-A league going into the tournament, the Strikers gave a much bigger Elgin Park team from Surrey all it could handle, even leading by two points late, before the Orcas scored a pair of tries with less than 10 minutes on the clock and added a third in time running down in the deciding match to post a 24-17 victory.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


Guided by head coach Graham Haigh and alumni associate coaches Thalia Puac, Jaya Gill, Elizabeth Shin the Strikers fought hard and played very physical games to win a spot in the final. Then, from the opening whistle against the Orcas, the Strikers showed they keep pace with their hard-hitting and fast-running foes. The result by the Strikers, who fought gallantly to the end, is the best by a McRoberts senior girls’ rugby team since 2008.


Read Next


Related Story

Hurdles remain for proposed Canadian Foo..
The Canadian Press

Nov-17-2017

From Around The Web

Child-grabbing suspect sought: RCMP..
Martin van den Hemel

Nov-21-2017

NCIX closes five locations, but keeps Ri..
Martin van den Hemel

Nov-21-2017

Kosovo president warns Russian meddling ..
The Canadian Press

Nov-21-2017

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Most Popular


Advertisement