Ross Royals off to OFSAA AAA boys’ rugby tourney
WATERLOO – The District 10 champion Ross Royals will advance to the Ontario high school OFSAA AAA boys’ rugby championship tournament as senior champions of the CWOSSA region.
The Royals captured that title Thursday with a 20-7 victory over Brantford CI Mustangs. BCI also advances to the provincial tournament as the region’s second entry.
In preliminary play Tuesday, the Royals defeated the Waterloo CI Vikings 24-5 and edged the Kitchener-Waterloo CVS (KCI) Raiders 11-10. BCI blanked KCI 31-0 and WCI 35-0.
In the junior tournament, Ross was ousted after splitting their preliminary round games as they defeated KCI 17-8, but lost 7-0 to WCI.
The OFSAA tournament is to go June 2 to 4 at London.
A/AA Boys Rugby
The Centre Dufferin Royals of Shelburne suffered a pair of losses in tight games in the preliminary round of the senior tournament at Cambridge.
The Royals were edged 21-14 by the North Park and 19-12 by the eventual champion Holy Trinity Titans of Simcoe.
In the junior tournament, Centre Dufferin had three wins and a loss in the preliminary round as the Royals defeated the Preston Panthers of Cambridge and the Kincardine Knights by identical 17-0 scores and Erin Raiders 5-0, but fell 5-0 to Holy Trinity.
All of Erin’s games were close ones as they tied Holy Trinity 7-7, edged Kincardine 7-5 and lost 15-14 to Preston.
Holy Trinity won the junior title.
AAA Girls Rugby
Both the Ross Royals and Guelph CVI Green Gaels were knocked out of the tournament at Brantford as both had a pair of losses in the preliminary round.
The Royals were defeated 20-14 by KCI and 15-7 by Owen Sound.
The Gaels were downed 44-10 by BCI and 19-15 by the Bluevale Knights of Waterloo.
A/AA Girls Rugby
The District 4/10 champion Centre Dufferin Royals added the CWOSSA title to their winnings as they defeated the Grey Highlands Lions of Flesherton 22-12 in the final.
Centre Dufferin won both its matches in the preliminary round as the Royals defeated the Sacred Heart Crusaders of Walkerton 25-12 and the Paris Panthers 25-15.
Both of the teams in the final advance to the 12-team Ontario high school provincial championship tournament at Cobourg May 30 to June 1.
Centre Dufferin has been seeded third for the tournament at Grey Highlands fifth.
The Royals are to play 10th seed Streetsville and sixth seed Courtice Cougars in the preliminary round May 30.
- Guelph Sports Journal