B.C. Rugby squad repeats

Four members of UVic Vikes on U19 team that wins Canadian Rugby Championship

You could say The B.C. Rugby U19 Men’s Fifteens team’s penchant for winning championships is habit forming. For the second year in a row and fourth time in five years, the team has captured the Canadian Rugby Championship title.

Needing a win against the Prairie Wolf Pack on Monday to seal the deal, the team came through in fine fashion with a 31-10 triumph.

Head coach Curry Hitchborn said in a media release that the team’s ability to perform under pressure was on display throughout the tournament, which took place July 14 to 19 in Markham, Ont.

“We knew coming into this that our team would have to rely on one another heavily,” Hitchborn said. “The coaching staff had confidence in the players, and they did a great job of supporting each other on the field.”

The team is comprised of players from across the province, including University of Victoria Vikes Liam Mahon, Noah Bain, Liam Morrison and Aaron Hersant.


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