(photos by Larry Kahn)
Amid less than ideal conditions, Castaway Wanderers looked to maintain a perfect 2012 record going to battle against Velox Rugby Club for the U15 Vancouver Island Rugby Final this past Sunday. These two teams are well acquainted and numerous games the past few seasons have been won or lost by very tight margins.
The first half proved as expected with both clubs throwing all they had at each other, looking to take advantage of any miscues. Defence ruled as the clubs were seldom able to score at the half CW lead 8-7.
The second half turned to CW’s favour – the result of long term possession, intelligent use of the ball and an impressive commitment to defence. With Velox unable to match the pressure, CW were able to score four unanswered tries on route to a well-deserved victory.
By the final whistle Jonah Hall recorded a trio of tries with single tallies from Jim Newman and Brandon Schellenberger. Brennig Prevost provided a penalty and conversion.
Adam Milne, Aidan Currie, Aleander Va'a, Cedar J Cove, Connor Klatt, Gavin Kohut, Hunter Grant, Jake Mackie, James Schafers, Jessie White, Jordan Emmett, Joshua Graffi, Justin White, Logan Martin-Feek, Matthew Wasilenkoff, Nolan Lamb, Quinn Ngawati, Roan Raina, Sean Currie, Sebastian Loten, Staten Hayhurst, Zach Wilson, Sam Smith
Velox Coaching Staff:
Coach Mua Va'a, Manager Dana Matheson
Samuel Barclay, Connor Callaway, David Carson, Aidan Cole, Edward Down, Myles Duncan, Antony Fenlon, Jonah Hall, Joshua Kahn, Samuel Kahn, Kynan King, Connor King, Owen Kojima, Gavin Kratz, Lachlan Kratz, Sasha Lanine, Jonahthan Makaroff, Callum Masterton, Jim Newman, Ben O'Flynn, Brennig Prevost, Jonas Robinson, Adrian Rupke, Brandon Schellenberger, Gareth Scott, Jamie Shillington, Will Tarrant, Brayden Tate, Carter White
CW Team Staff:
Coach Spencer Robinson, Assistant Coach Luke Kratz, Assistant Coach Kevin Hall, Manager Tami Tate, Trainer Page Allison