By Greg Price
W.R. Myers Rebels girls rugby program got blanked on both fronts against the Raymond Comets at Ken McDonald Memorial Sports Park on Thursday.
The varsity Rebels played the Comets tough defensively at first, being able to withstand the siege for a while, giving up minimal tries in the first half, before the Comets eventually scaled the wall on the way to a 48-0 victory over the Rebels.
“Although the scoreline looks lopsided, we were happy with the effort of our girls. Raymond is a powerhouse in girls rugby in the province. They go years between loses sometimes,” said Adam Hughes, co-coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls rugby team. “We fought hard defensively, holding them to only three tries in the first half. They held the lion’s share of possession, but we thwarted much of their attack. Unfortunately, we couldn’t generate much on our behalf.”
Hughes added when you face a team as powerful as the Comets, it becomes crystallized where one’s own team’s strengths and weaknesses lie.
“During the week leading up to this game, we worked on communication and structure, not breaking down during the frenzy of open play, and the coaching staff was happy with how our girls were organized,” said Hughes. “On the flip side we, were also shown some areas of the game where we have work to do and we are eager to get back at it.”
The Rebels are off this week with Easter break and then hit the road next week for a road match against Crescent Heights in Medicine Hat on May 2. The team is also on the road on May 8 against Matthew Halton.