Glenlyon and Velox Take Langford 7’s Rugby Championships

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Story and images Eric Eichhorn (ISN)

Sunday May 18,2014 Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Glenlyon Old Boys and the FTF (aka Velox Women’s team) both celebrated championship cups Sunday in the 2014 Langford 7’s Rugby tournament at Westhills Stadium.

South Seas and Glenlyon Old Boys played for the cup final in the Langford Sevens Rugby Tournament. Glenlyon would prevail 35-10. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Langford Sevens Rugby tournament, running in it’s third year and showcasing some of Vancouver Island’s best male and female Sevens rugby talent, played 13 games over the day-long event, all vying for the right to play the Cup Final on Rugby Canada’s home Sevens turf.

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South Seas players try to take possesion of the ball and the game on the Old Boys kickoff. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Glenlyon Old Boys would prevail in a rematch of a game one 25-14 loss against South Seas to take the Cup Final. The Old Boys would find their way in to the semi-final match upsetting the defending champions Valley High 26-21 on a disallowed tying try at the game’s final whistle. 

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UVic’s and Glenlyon Old Boy Fergus Hall looks to the wing before breaking through the front row running for the try. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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South Seas player tries to break an Old Boys tackle. South Seas would be held to only 10 points in their final game. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Old Boys, bolstered by two UVic Rugby fifteens players in Fergus Hall and Crosby Stewart, wouldn’t look so “old” as the South Seas couldn’t find the answer for the young legs of the Glenlyon team.  After South Seas would score an early try, Glenlyon would answer with four tries to take a 19-5 half time lead enroute to a 34-5 score late in the game. South Seas would score once in the dying seconds to add to their tally but would have to defer to a victorious Old Boys team for a 35-10 Cup Final.  Crosby Stewart would be named the 2014 BCRN Men’s MVP.

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Glenlyon Old Boy Crosby Stewart would be named MVP for his running efforts as he weaves in and out of traffic. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

 

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Glenlyon Old Boys hoist the Men’s 2014 Langford Sevens Cup with a 34-10 win over South Seas. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

In the Women’s Sevens Cup Final, FTF (Velox#1) would take on the Beach Crabs (Velox#2) in what proved to be a much tougher game to call. FTF would put the first points on the board freeing up Lynzi Anderson to turn the corner on the wing and run downfield untouched for the try. The Beach Crabs would push back to take a 17-5 halftime lead.

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 Lynzi Anderson of FTF tackles a Beach Crab as the ball comes out of the scrum. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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 The Beach Crabs would control the play in the first half, running out to a 17-5 lead. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Beach Crabs would have defensive trouble s in second half allowing FTF back into the game. In a bounce back second half for FTF, Lynzi Anderson would rise to the occasion once again to narrow the score 17-10. FTF would complete an impressive comeback, adding two more trys to pull even with a 22-22 score at the end of regulation time. Extra time to decide the winner was mutually deferred by both teams and FTF was determined the winner of the 2014 Women’s Langford Sevens tournament.  Lynzi Anderson would be named the 2014 BCRN Women’s MVP for her efforts.

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FTF (Velox) celebrate a Langford Sevens Cup win over the Beach Crabs Sunday at Westhills Stadium. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

 

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 Lynzi Anderson, Womens Langford Sevens MVP, raises the cup in victory while her teamates let loose the bubbly. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca )

A great warm up to the upcoming 2014 BC Rugby Sevens Series which is to kick off June 21st. Check out www.bcrugby.com for the latest schedule.

 

 

 

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