Towhee girls third at B.C. rugby sevens championship

Vanier boys finish out of the running at provincial tourney, held at UBC

The G.P. Vanier Towhees girls finished third at the BC Rugby High School Sevens championships in at UBC while the boys finished out of the running.

The girls defeated Robert Bateman 20-7 in the consolation final to place third. It was sweet revenge for Vanier, who lost 17-5 to Robert Bateman in their first pool game.

After that the Towhees defeated McMatch 35-0 and Lake City 12-10 to advance to the quarter-finals, where they knocked off Yale 17-5. Vanier then fell 15-5 to Shawnigan in the semifinals.

Abbotsford defeated Shawnigan Lake 33-5 in the Cup final, Yale beat Elgin Park 1 26-15 in the Plate final, Lake City defeated Stelly’s 22-7 in the Bowl final and McMath took the Shield final with a 25-5 win over Elgin 2.

The Vanier boys went 1-2 in pool play, opening with a 20-5 win over Glenlyon Norfolk before losing 26-10 to Robert Bateman and 5-0 to Argyle. They then fell 38-12 to Lord Tweedsmuir in the playoff round.


Carson Graham defeated Elgin Park 24-0 to win the Shield, Lord Tweedsmuir beat Handsworth 20-5 to win the Bowl, Cowichan defeated Argyle 22-5 in the Plate final, St. George’s beat Lord Byng 38-7 in the Cup final while Robert Bateman knocked off West Vancouver 33-12 in the Cup consolation.



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