Valley rugby squads excel at home

The Fraser Valley’s senior women’s rugby side thumped Vancouver Island 36-10 on Saturday. - John Morrow
The Fraser Valley’s senior women’s rugby side thumped Vancouver Island 36-10 on Saturday.
— image credit: John Morrow

Exhibition Park played host to the second leg of BC Rugby’s Cup competitions on Saturday, and the Fraser Valley regional squads won two out of three games over Vancouver Island.

The Valley senior women’s side blew out the Islanders 36-10 in their Ruth Hellerud-Brown Cup match-up. Tanya Leigh, Alicia Guerin and Emily Young scored two tries apiece for the winners, while Shannon Craig booted a trio of converts.

In the senior men’s McKechnie Cup game, the Fraser Valley cruised to a 25-7 victory behind tries from Cody Rockson (2), Chris Chalmers and Craig McLaughlin. Alec Douglas added a convert and a penalty kick, while Pat Kay accounted for all the Island points.

Vancouver Island notched its lone victory of the day in the under-20 men’s Dunbar Keg competition, winning 47-12. Iliesa Draunimasi and Dan Lee scored tried for the Valley side, while Connor Hunter kicked a convert.

Fraser Valley’s three teams now head to Brockton Oval in Stanley Park on Feb. 16 to scrum down against Vancouver in the final round of the 2013 Cups competitions. Vancouver and Vancouver Island had previously clashed in the first leg in Victoria on Jan. 26.

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