Vancouver Island Tide was crowned champions of the U16 Boys Division following three days of intense competition and a tight final match with VRU South, who take home the silver medals. VRU Central saw off Fraser Valley East in the bronze-medal match.
Read the daily round-ups below:
FRIDAY – POOL MATCHES
VRU South kicked off Friday’s U16 Boys Pools action with a 22-7 win against the North Vancouver Island Tsunami, before VRU North and Fraser Valley West battled out a 7-7 tie on Field 3.
Vancouver Island Tide edged a tight 13-0 win against VRU Central, before Fraser Valley East kicked off its campaign with a 24-0 win over TORA.
VRU South made it two wins from their opening two matches defeating Fraser Valley West 24-5, while VRU North and the North Vancouver Island Tsunami could not be separated in a thrilling 7-7 draw.
VRU Central took a 10-0 win against Fraser Valley East before Vancouver Island Tide wrapped up the day’s U16 Boys play with a 38-0 shutout win over TORA.
SATURDAY – POOL & SEEDED MATCHES
VRU Central opened the second day with a 24-12 win over TORA, before Fraser Valley East and the Vancouver Island Tide played out an entertaining 10-10 tie. VRU South defeated VRU North counterparts 28-10.
North Vancouver Island Tsunami defeated Fraser Valley West 21-14 in a close match on Field 3.
Heading into the seeded matches, Pool A No. 1 Seeds VRU South defeated Pool B No. 4 seed 21-12 to advance, while Pool A No. 3 seed VRU North saw off the challenge from Pool B No. 2 seed VRU Central with a 17-0 win. Pool B No. 3 seed Fraser Valley East claimed a 26-12 win against Pool A No. 2 seed North Vancouver Island Tsunami.
Fraser Valley West and the Vancouver Island Tide completed the day’s U16 Boys play, with Tide running out 24-14 winners.
TORA defeated VRU North 14-12 in the first match of the day, before the North Vancouver Island Tsunami ran out 7-0 winners against Fraser Valley West. VRU South defeated their VRU Central counterparts 10-8 to reach the final, with the Vancouver Island Tide edging a close semi-final against the Fraser Valley East 18-15.
VRU North defeated Fraser Valley West 12-5, with the Tsunami beating TORA 17-12 to determine final placings.
VRU Central enjoyed a shutout 14-0 win in the bronze-medal match, before Tide defeated VRU South by one try in a five-point game against VRU South to claim gold.