Mission Roadrunners senior girls rugby win bronze

Rugby squad defeats Hugh McRoberts to place third in Tier 2

The Mission Roadrunners senior girls rugby team earned a bronze medal at the Tier 2 B.C. high school girls XV provincial championship tournament, which wrapped up on Vancouver Island on May 25.

Mission entered the championship ranked first in the province in Tier 2, and opened the event by beating the eighth-ranked squad from Houston on May 23.

But the girls ran into some trouble in the semifinal against D.W. Poppy, as the Roadrunners offence dried up and the club fell 12-9 to their Langley rivals on May 24.

That loss bumped Mission to the bronze-medal game, but the Roadrunners bounced back with a dominant 29-0 win over Hugh McRoberts on May 25.

The Kootenays ended up defeating D.W. Poppy in the final game on May 25 to capture the Tier 2 championship.

The championships saw 24 of the best teams in the province’s three divisions clash for bragging rights. The 24 teams were narrowed down from the 75 spread out throughout the three teams during regular-season play.

For more on the event, visit bcrugby.com.

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