The Elk Valley Bulls have inched closer to the provincial rugby championships after a big win over the Rocky Mountain Rogues.
The Rogues were only one win away from the Saratoga Cup on Saturday but couldn’t close the door on Elk Valley as the Bulls took the game 45-29.
Bulls president Peter Dudman says this was their strongest game yet.
“We took our chances, which was a big difference between our first game and [this game].” says Dudman. “In our first game we probably left four tries on the table but today we actually took our chances and the other thing was we actually defended better as a team.”
Injuries plagued the Cranbrook squad in the third match as the Bulls had to give the Rogues a few extra players.
Dudman says they can`t hold back in game four.
“The Rogues, when they have a full team, are an absolutely fantastic team. I’m not going to take anything away from because they were short [players] this time.” explains Dudman. “One thing I do know is that we can beat them in Cranbrook because we play good aggressive rugby and when we play on our game I don’t think there’s many people in the province on our level that can stop us.”
Game four will be do or die for both teams – the winner will represent the Kootenay Rugby Union in the Saratoga Cup.
Game four is Saturday June 17th in Cranbrook.
– Peter Dudman, Elk Valley Bulls president
– Devin Howard