Three of the Ridge Meadows Bruins Rugby Club’s teams were in action this past weekend, during the opening week of the BC Rugby fall season.
The Lady Bruin’s team kicked off first Saturday morning at home against United Rugby Club of the Tri-Cities area.
Any doubt was set aside when the Lady Bruins took the field as weeks of pre-season preparation paid off, resulting in a dominant 48-5 victory.
The team looked very sharp, and many players contributed to the scoring effort.
Bruin’s tries were scored by Dawne Carver, Bri Railian, Lindsay Hill, Larissa Chatt, Katie Zadorozny, Erin Fox, and newcomer Rachel Spinelli scored during her first time playing the sport.
The next test for the Lady Bruins will come next Saturday against Burnaby Lake Rugby Club.
The Ridge Meadows Bruins Men’s team faced BC Rugby powerhouse Capilano RFC of West Vancouver.
The first half saw the Bruin’s backed into their own end the majority of the half, but the team put on a true display of defense and managed to make it to halftime down by only a single try.
In the second half the Bruin’s fitness took over and the team rallied 17 points to give the team a 17-13 victory.
The Bruins tries were scored by Josh Ladd, Rob Hughes, and Rogan East brought in the game winner.
Additionally, Reed Nelson scored on a conversion kick.
Next up for the Bruins is the Meraloma Athletic Club of Vancouver.
The Ridge Meadows Bruin’s U17 Boy’s squad closed out the weekend for the club.
The local team played an exhibition game against the United Rugby Club in Coquitlam.
The Bruin’s got off to a slow start, but after the nerves went away the backline tightened up on defense, and the forwards put forth a great effort in a 40-14 loss.
Miller Thind, and newcomer Marlin Reehl scored the team’s tries. Thind also proved valuable with his feet, going two for two on conversion kicks.
The Bruin’s men and women’s teams practice at Merkley Park at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 7:30 p.m. at Westview Secondary School on Thursdays. New members are always welcome and encouraged to contact email@example.com (for youth and men), as well as firstname.lastname@example.org (for women).