Last weeks road trip was a tour of firsts for the L.V. Rogers senior boys rugby team.
Not only was it their first chance to play a school from New Zealand, but also they were the number one high school in the country.
It was also the team’s first chance to play in a regional fixture where the teams are made up of regional talent. The Bombers rugby merged with the Kamloops rugby clubs top regional talent and all of their affiliated players.
Another first for the boys was being given the rare opportunity to see the HAKA performed by the Kiwi players before the two fixtures of the day.
Francis Douglas Memorial College of Taranaki New Zealand brought their ‘firsts’ and ‘seconds’ line-ups on their Canadian tour. Two games were played this past Thursday, both lopsided wins by our touring friends.
The next part of the tour saw Bombers rugby go down to the Rowers Club at the Brockton Oval in Stanley Park (the oldest club in North America established in 1911) to play the Vancouver College Fighting Irish. Nelson’s line-up played on the growth of their New Zealand experience and delivered a solid 21–12 victory.
LVR Bombers are hosting a mystery tour this week with Mount Boucherie from the Okanagan arriving Thursday.
They will be billeting over night then playing us Friday, April 13 in Trail at 4 p.m.
Nelson beat Mount Boucherie in Penticton three weeks ago.
All are welcome to watch the rematch and support the LVR boys.