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Myers girls rugby crushes Pincher Creek teams

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Taber Times

By Nikki Jamieson
Taber Times
njamieson@tabertimes.com

The W.R. Myers Rebels girls rugby program demolished their competition last Thursday, winning both games against Matthew Halton on a road game in Pincher Creek.

The varsity girls team won their game against the Pincher Creek school 67-5 on Thursday, May 5, despite lacking several players due to a band trip.

“We weren’t sure going into the game what to expect, because we had five senior girls missing, and six junior girls missing because of a band trip last week with the schools. We weren’t sure, with that many players missing, how it would pan out at the end of the day,” said Andrew Llewelyn-Jones, co-coach with the W.R. Myers Rebels girls rugby program.
“We got off to a great start with the senior game; the girls played a very intense game and pretty well dominated the game.”

Despite several good moments on the Halton side, the Rebels basically took command of the game. This leaves Llewelyn-Jones optimistic about what the win means for the rest of the season, as the team has now beat all the other teams in their grouping.

“The nice thing about it is we’re in the same group for Tier-3 provincials, with Matthew Halton. So we’ve beaten both the other teams in our group, and that should mean that Myers will go straight through to the zone final, without having to play a semi-final.”

The junior varsity team also made quick work of the opposing team, 45-10, although both teams had to play with fewer players on the field.

“It was pretty much the same story. Matthew Halton, they put up a good resistance there,” said Llewelyn-Jones. “Because we were short six players, and they were short a few, we actually ended up playing a 10 vs. 10 game. So less players on the field, just to make sure we match up.”

The Rebels are on the road to Medicine Hat on Wednesday, May 11, where they face off against Medicine Hat High School, and then go on to compete in two tournaments this weekend, with the varsity team in Edmonton on and junior varsity in Lethbridge.

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