Alberta Canada Rugby

Canucks pull a point out of the Grizzlies

William Nixon scores his career-first try with Calgary Canucks senior team in their Alberta Cup game against the Bow Valley Grizzlies at Mitford Ponds, Cochrane, Aug 25, 2018.
© J. Ashley Nixon

Bow Valley Grizzlies took an early lead with a couple of tries in their Alberta Cup Round 11 game versus Calgary Canucks at Mitford Ponds, Cochrane on Saturday. Then, fifteen minutes into the game, Bow Valley took a penalty 12 m from their own line. The Canucks opted for a scrum and swiftly moved the ball out along the line for Hosam Mobarak to score left of the posts. Ryan McNielly got the next Canucks try in the left corner after powering his way through a couple of tackles. Bow Valley edged further ahead with their third try before the interval to make it 17-10 to the home side.

Minutes into the second half, Canucks scrum-half William Nixon took the ball from behind the ruck, saw a gap in the Grizzlies defence and, evading a couple of tackles, went over to score his first career try with the Canucks senior men’s team. That tied things up 17-17 until the Bow Valley left winger hit the gas pedal hard from the half-way line to score.

But the Canucks were not done. Ryan McNeilly got his second try of the game in the left corner and, with a brilliant conversion kick wide out on the touch line by Ruaraidh Smith, the game was tied once again. In the closing minutes of the game, a penalty against the Canucks was reversed due to some vocal dissent by the Grizzlie forwards but the kick from Smith this time did not hit the mark.

Final score: Bow Valley Grizzlies 24-24 Calgary Canucks.

In the following Division 2 game, the Canucks scored four tries to win over Bow Valley by a score of 22-17.

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4 comments on “Canucks pull a point out of the Grizzlies

  1. monkeyperu

    Fantástica foto, y gracias por poder ver la anotación.


  2. Pingback: Writing about Images: 18 pics from ’18 | NixonsCan

  3. Very thooughtful blog


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