UBC Thunderbirds 32-25 Meraloma RFC
UBC Thunderbirds made it back-to-back Men’s Premier League presented by Onni Championships with a thrilling 32-25 victory over Meraloma RFC.
Thunderbirds, who lifted the Rounsefell Cup last year after defeating Castaway Wanderers, secured a fantastic double after a hard-fought encounter between two Vancouver sides.
Meraloma, celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, will be proud of its efforts in taking the Thunderbirds all the way in Saturday’s final.
Thunderbirds enjoyed a 21-17 lead at half-time thanks to three penalties, two tries and one conversion, with Lomas converting two tries and scoring one penalty before the break.
A further try and two penalties helped Thunderbirds get over the line in a back-and-forth game, with Lomas scoring one try and one penalty in the second period.
Lomas battled deep into the Thunderbirds half as the second period drew to an exciting close, but the Thunderbirds defence prevailed in an epic finish to the match.