The Prairie Wolf Pack split their games on the weekend and finished in third place at the under-19 Canadian Rugby Championship in Edmonton.
The squad, which is captained by Minnedosa’s Thomas Roche and also features Minnedosa’s Jason Galbraith, dealt with showers and a waterlogged field in its tournament finale, which the Wolf Pack lost 30-0 to the champion B.C. Bears. The Wolf Pack finished the round-robin event 2-2. B.C. went 4-0.
On Saturday, the Wolf Pack exploded for 34 points in the second half to beat the Atlantic Rock 39-5. Roche and John Froggatt from Winnipeg both scored second-half tries.
Brandon’s Brian Yon, one of the coaches, was pleased with the performance of his team during the five-day tournament.
“The coaching staff’s happy with the way things went,” he said. “Thomas had an exceptional tournament. He was one of our best players and Jason had a solid tournament as well.”
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 16, 2012