Thursday’s championship decider between the BC Bears and Ontario Blues was a well-played, tight-knit affair at the University of Guelph.
Three penalties separated the sides in the opening 30 minutes, with Owain Cormack successfully converting twice for a 6-3 Bears lead.
However, BC secured a 10-point advantage heading into the break after Alastair Marshall capitalized off a quick scrum to score the opening try. Cormack converted the extras to make it 13-3 at half-time.
BC came under pressure after Liam Poulton was shown a yellow card in the 49th minute. The Blues took full advantage, moving back within three points with a converted try to make it 13-10.
Taine Clague continued his impressive tournament form with a try for the Bears in the 70th minute, before two late Cormack penalties – both over 45 metres – sealed an important victory for the BC Bears.