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Rams overcome Canucks in Alberta Cup clash

Oliver White runs in for his third try for the Calgary Canucks in their Alberta Cup game against Calgary Rams at Calgary Rugby Union on Aug 11, 2018.
© J. Ashley Nixon

The Rams took the top position in the Alberta Cup with a win over city rivals, Canucks at Calgary Rugby Union Park on Saturday. The Canucks opened the scoring after less than two minutes with a play from the first line-out of the game that led to right winger, Oliver White going over in the corner. The Rams retaliated four minutes later with a try then another one from a tap penalty under the posts that the forwards moved left across the field.

A couple of high tackles finally got noticed by the referee and the Rams went one man down with a yellow card. The Canucks couldn’t capitalize on their advantage however and the Rams went further ahead after 25 minutes. Oliver White scored his second try of the game before the halftime to bring the score closer at 10-17.

The Canucks got themselves into a likely scoring position three minutes after the interval but in an adventurous move, the Rams fullback sidestepped away from his own line and fed the ball over to the right winger who ran the rest of the field to score an impressive try.

The Canucks came back again with a lovely front row union move started by prop Logan Jones firing on eight cylinders then loading off a beautifully weighted pass to hooker Gabriel Kajdy who went over under the posts. A Rams prop got on the scoresheet seven minutes later and then another Rams try got them clear again, 39-17 with eight minutes remaining.

A stout effort from the Canucks in the closing stage of the game generated two tries by Oliver White (his hattrick) then by captain Jake Bentley but the Rams survived the late revival to win 39-27.

In the Second Division, the Calgary Canucks and Rams closed out with a tied game, 22-22.

For more photos from the two Canucks versus Rams games please visit J. Ashley Nixon Communications

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