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Crusaders beat Falcons in girls rugby

By Celina Ip

Fellowes Falcons' Meeka Bromley comes up from behind Bishop Crusaders' Felicity Tozer and holds her back from regaining the ball.

Fellowes Falcons' Meeka Bromley comes up from behind Bishop Crusaders' Felicity Tozer and holds her back from regaining the ball.

Bishop Smith Crusaders and Fellowes Falcons battled it out on the rugby field in a game that saw all of the girls put up a strong fight from start to finish.

 

Taking place on Oct. 23 at Fellowes, the high action and high adrenaline game saw both teams aggressively tackling their opponents while defending their teammates as they forcefully battled for possession of the ball.

The Crusaders scored 14 points in each of the halves before solidifying a 28-5 victory over the Falcons by game’s end.

The Crusaders’ star player was Alexis Foley who kicked three of the converts for a total of 21 points while Jaden Smith nabbed the fourth convert and Clare Clouthier scored one of the tries.

Crusaders coach Blair Watson expressed his pride in his team’s success while also commending the Falcons’ equally admirable effort.

“I think our girls really rose to the challenge today, I am very happy with it. It was also a big win for us because it ensures that we play a home game this Thursday for our first game of the semi-finals, instead of having to travel somewhere,” said Watson. “But all in all, it was a lot closer than the score sounded and both teams played really hard and it was a really good game.”

Falcons coach Bill Murray expressed that the Falcons are a tough team to beat and that he’s tremendously proud of his girls for the putting up such a strong fight.

“It was a really tough game but I'm so happy with the effort that our girls made as this is the hardest they’ve worked all season,” said Murray. “Bishop had a couple really long runs that we weren’t able to defend against but I’m really happy with the effort I saw out there and congratulations to Bishop.”

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