VRC picks up road win on the mountain–

By Braden Maccke

Andy Donn (left) discusses game strategy with Diarmuid Walsh during a 3rd
division game last year. The Thirsty Thirds open the spring season with a
convincing 41-10 win over SFU Feb. 16. Photo: Malin Jordan

The VRC’s third division squad built on their big exhibition win over Richmond earlier this month and dominated the SFU Clansmen Feb. 16. The thirsty thirds posted a 41-10 win on the opening weekend of the third division’s spring season.

The Rowers controlled the game almost from the opening kickoff. The thirds showed promising resilence on the road after facing some early adversity. The side offered a good mix of experienced veterans bolstered by the sprightly youth and enthusiasm from some of the clubs newest players.

The Rowers ball control was the key to the game. The Rowing Club coaches had emphasized to their charges the importance of proper handling in contact and strong rucking with ball retention. Liam Carter, a young P.E.I. import, scored three tries to earn man of the match honours.

Coaches Kelly Egilsson, Simon Taylor, and player-coach Jamie Overgaard agreed this year’s thirds squad is shaping up to be a well-rounded team.

February 23

1:00 p.m. – 3RD XV @ Chilliwack
1:00 p.m. – 2ND XV @ Langley
2:30 p.m. – 1ST XV @ Langley

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