The sun was out in full force this Saturday starting off yet another huge day for the club. The Ladies rolled into Brockton Oval around 8:30 am to get prepped for what was to be a strong game. It all started in the change room where the game day vibe was switched on.
The Lady Rowers won the coin toss and Captain Chantalle Bracken would choose to receive to start the game off with a big run up. The Rowers first touches were golden and phase play looked even sharper than in previous matches. Tight 5 would be a dominant force to be reckoned with and with their hard work it would be very easy for the wingers to get their hands on the ball and use their speed to scoot right past Langley and into the end zone.
The Lady Rowers defensive intensity set up multiple attacking efforts and turn overs which would result in huge runs for the girls. Haj would run the back line and create multiple opportunities to get into Langley’s 22 yard line. Haj multiple times would loop center Chanelle Inez and get the ball to winger Robynne Shannon would would have a remarkable game scoring 5 try’s this game!. (Although not a club record, Shannon would set a new women’s side record with the five try’s she scored) With those 5 try’s it would result in Shannon walking out the game with 25 points. Close behind her would be Captain Chantalle Bracken with 19 points this game , with a try herself and converting 7/8 kicks.
The front row would do a superb job on Saturday, even with Shyann Gilmour being thrown into her first game with the red and white into the tight five, Rowers would dominate every scrum that game even stealing ground on Langley scrums. The front row standouts Sarah Hayes, Victoria Carriquiriborde and Captain Chantalle Bracken would all make magical runs making substantial yardage followed by great support which would result in try’s from Scrum half and co captian Mhairianne McKeeve, and Chanelle Inez.
Although Rowers defense couldn’t keep a clean sheet and Langley would keep fighting and put up 15 points on them. Langley showed their offloading skills and that resulting in their few try’s.
Second row Julia Mitchell set the tone for the big hits this game and would be chosen for the VRC Hammer (Biggest hit)
Forward of the Game – Chantalle Bracken
Back of the Game – Hedieh Haj
This game would not be the only win of the day for the Ladies as they took the W on the boat race as well!
Come catch the Ladies in the next home game March 23rd at 10am vs Club rival Capilano RFC