Scrum down in the Alberta Provincial Championship (Division 3) game between Calgary Canucks and Leduc Crude at Ellerslie Rugby Park, Calgary on September 28, 2019. © J. Ashley Nixon
Calgary Canucks went down to Leduc Crude by a score of 40-26 in the final of the Third Division Alberta Provincial Championships on Saturday. The Dads Army team played a strong competitive game, but Leduc kept their lead all the way from a try scored in the first five minutes at a cold and occasionally snowy Ellerslie Rugby Park in Edmonton.
Thomas Rayner scored the first try for the Canucks Thirsty Thirds after 15 minutes then Ian Jensen, playing centre, scored after some good handling from the scrum at 29 minutes. Going into the break, the Canucks were trailing by 27-12.
Jensen got his second try of the game nine minutes into the second half, which he converted himself. Brock Campbell made a nice run down the right-wing to score and, with a successful conversion, the game got really close at 30-26 in favour of the Crude. Some handling errors by the Canucks on their own line led to an easy try for Crude, followed by the Leduc team going over again after pressing the Canucks defence hard with five phases of rucking after a scrum 20 metres out.
Final score: Leduc Crude 40-26 Calgary Canucks
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