By Greg Price
W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls rugby team were quite stingy on their way to a tournament title in Edmonton on the weekend.
Winning all three matches in dominating fashion, the Rebels did not surrender a single point along the way.
“All the Myers coaching staff has worked really hard with this core group of girls on the senior side for three years solid now. It’s really showing that they are coming together as a well-oiled unit, having that experience playing together for most of them for three years,” said Chris Komery, head coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls rugby team. “You see that experience compared to many other programs. We are also translating that success from the tournaments that we have had and it is translating to really positive results in the school league season.”
The first game was a 15-0 blanking of Archbishop McNally.
“With McNally, we ran into the same thing as we did last year, we didn’t know what to expect from that team,” said Komery. “So we kind of got off to a slow start, but one thing that stayed steady the whole weekend was our defence. It remained rock solid all weekend, they were tackling fools is what they were.”
The following two matches were blowouts, including a 52-0 shellacking of Harry Ainlay.
“Our legs and backs really came alive that game. We were hitting gaps almost flawlessly. We really found our legs and the girls ran rampant,” said Komery.
The championship game was against the hosts from Ross Sheppard from Edmonton. The results was equally as dominating 51-0.
“I’m really proud with how the girls conducted themselves up in Edmonton. They were very professional and we were the talk off the tournament with how we conducted ourselves,” said Komery. “It translated to how we played on the pitch. We were intense when we needed ot be intense, but at the end of the day it’s tournament rugby. We went up there with the good habits we try and get into and the bad habits we try and break really translates to success in the school season.”