Canada National Festival Round 3
Tuesday Aug 11, 2009 in Canada Domestic Competitions
Latest news from Tuesday’s Round 3 of the Rugby Canada National Rugby Festival.
U16 Men: British Columbia 52 – Newfoundland 3
After a tight 8-0 win over Ontario on Sunday, British Columbia kept a perfect record when they ran in 52 points against Newfoundland. Their four wins and three bonus points were enough to have them finish as the top seed heading into Wednesday’s final.
British Columbia fly half Pat Kay has emerged as one of the tournament’s top players ensuring his lethal back line is fed the ball and his kicking abilities are among the best at the U16 level.
Ontario 27 – Alberta 0
Ontario came out steaming after falling to B.C. on Sunday and handed Alberta a 27 point loss and in doing so claimed second place in the U16 division standings. Three bonus points sees them finish just four points shy of leaders B.C.
Alberta 18 – British Columbia 8
“Alberta’s on the war path! Black pride!” could be heard from the stands as this young squad has emerged as a force to be reckoned with at the U17 level.
They surprised B.C. on Saturday drawing 7-7 and immediately established themselves as a top contender in the U17 division.
Ontario 43 – Quebec 8
Ontario kept a perfect record in the U17 division with a heavy win over Quebec. The home side will now face off against Alberta in the U17 final on Wednesday.
Quebec 25 – Alberta 0
With Magali Harvey driving Quebec’s offence, this squad has proved to have a fighting spirit and were underestimated by a number of teams heading into the championship.
“We’re finally starting to come together after having no exhibition matches coming in,” Quebec’s Head Coach Suzanne Chaulk said after the win. “We only have 21 players on our roster but we play with a lot of spirit… it was obvious from the start of this match that we wanted it.”
Ontario 19 – British Columbia 0
This match of the undefeated titans saw home side Ontario emerge victorious. Their back line was just too quick for B.C. to deal with as they asserted themselves as the number one seed heading into the playoff stages.
New Brunswick 36 – Newfoundland 0
New Brunswick came away with a big win in the final stages or round robin play. The fourth place finish was enough to see them take on Ontario in the playoff stages on Tuesday.
U16 Men – Tuesday results
Newfoundland 6 Saskatchewan 0
Saskatchewan 0 Alberta 15
Wednesday Aug 12 Matchups
Alberta vs Newfoundland – Bronze 10 AM
It was a day for seeding for the 2010 National Championship Festival as teams who did not fair as well in the round robin play-off to determine the final placements in the tournament.
In the U16 men’s division Alberta and Newfoundland both finished ahead of Saskatchewan to set the table for those two provinces to play in the bronze medal match.
The Gold Medal match sees BC taking on Ontario at 10 AM and it should be a dandy based on the round robin match that saw the left coast gang squeak out a last minute 8-0 win on Sunday.
U17 Women British Columbia 54 Saskatchewan 0 Saskatchewan 0 Quebec 5
Wednesday Aug 12 BC vs Quebec – Bronze 11:30 AM Alberta vs Ontario – Gold Medal 11:30 AM (online Broadcast )
In Women’s U17 action it was against Saskatchewan that had the hard route to a play-off spot – needing to beat both Quebec and British Columbia. The BC gang was in a rare spot of not making the Gold medal round because of a pair of ties earlier in the week. Saskatchewan was winless and dropped a 54-0 decision to BC and a 5-0 match to Quebec. As a result – BC will take on Quebec for the Bronze medal while Alberta plays for Gold against Ontario.
U19 Women New Brunswick 7 Ontario 25 Quebec 5 British Columbia 27
Wednesday Aug 12
Newfoundland v Alberta 5th and 6th Play-off 11:30 AM Quebec vs New Brunswick 1:00 PM – Bronze Medal British Columbia vs Ontario 1:00 PM – Gold Medal
The U19 Women’s division had six teams and had four teams playing on Tuesday to sort out seeding and bronze medal placements. Ontario and BC will play for the Gold, while New Brunswick and Quebec will fight for Bronze. 5th and 6th is a battle between Alberta and Newfoundland.