LVR players swarm around an opponent during at game at the rugby provincials last weekend in Abbotsford. Photo courtesy of Rick MacDonald.

Bombers finish second at provincial rugby final

LVR failed to defend its title last Saturday in Abbotsford

The L.V. Rogers Bombers came achingly close to defending their provincial rugby title.

The Bombers were moments from victory with a 13-12 lead over Victoria’s Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons in the AA final of the B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union provincials in Abbotsford on Saturday. But with a minute left the opposition ran the length of the field to score a try and stun the Bombers 17-13.

LVR had previously hammered D.W. Poppy 24-5 in the quarter-final before booking a ticket to the championship with a 22-17 win over Seycove.

Michael Caldecott was selected from the Bombers to the Commissioner’s 15 team.