Youth Show Impressive Pace At Rugby Sevens Opening Day

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Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – Brisk winds made for some tricky kicking, but the head winds buffeting the field couldn’t hold back the enthusiastic, fast-paced play as the 3rd Annual Youth International Sevens Rugby Tournament opened Friday at Wallace field, on the campus of the University of Victoria.

BC Blue would defeat BC White 34-15 in their only win of the day, going 1-2 in match play. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Organized and directed by UVic Rugby Premier division head coach Doug Tate, the day saw a total of a scheduled 33 games take place in the seven-aside event, as twenty-two registered teams went head to head in round robin play.

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In posted results from the days play, BC Gold and Eagles Impact came away undefeated in the U18 Elite Division. The BC Gold slightly better their USA Eagles counterparts by a for and against point margin 90-14 vs 85-31, setting up an possible head to head match up in the final held Saturday afternoon at Centennial Stadium. The BC Gold was crowned the 2014 U18 Champions last year at the same tournament.

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BC Gold would run away with a 32-0 win over Utah Cannibals to remain undefeated on the day – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

In the U18 Open division, BC Red proved victorious in their 2 tests, as did the Celtic Barbarians, an invitational side from Alberta.

Play will continue Saturday on all three fields UVic fields, with all Bowl, Plate and Cup finals played at Centennial Stadium starting at 9:20 am.

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Here are partial day’s posted results as supplied by Victorirom Elite U18 and U18 Open play as supplied by Victoria 7’s.

U18 Elite

Upright Rugby  22 – Utah Cannibals 10

BC Gold 20 – Washington Loggers 0

BC Blue 14 – Utah Lions 17

Eagles Impact 19 – BC White 7

Upright Rugby 26 – Washington Loggers 12

BC Gold 32 – Utah Cannibals 0

BC Blue 34 – BC White 15

Eagles Impact 40 -Utah Lions 7

Utah Cannibals 12 – Washington 14

BC Gold 38 – Upright Rugby 14

Utah Lions 12 – BC White 26

Eagle Impact 26 – BC Blue 17

U18 Open

White Rock 5 – BC Red 19

Utah Lions 40 – Thunder 12

Utah Cannibals 24 – Tsunami 12

North Star 0 – Celtic Barbarians 34

White Rock 17 – Thunder 26

Utah Lions 17 – BC Red 26

Utah Cannibals 14 – Celtic Barbarians 19

North Star 12 – Tsunami 17

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