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Washington Loggers Boys Win Vancouver 7s Invitational

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Washington Loggers Boys Win Vancouver 7s Invitational

The Washington Loggers boys U18 rep-side team won the Vancouver 7s Invitational, preceding the HSBC World Series 7s in Vancouver, BC Canada. 

The Loggers opened day one of competition facing Edmonton Gold, running to a 14-0 half-time lead. In cold, early morning conditions, the Washington visitors failed to respond to a constant Alberta attack, falling-off tackles in the second half to lose 21-31. 

In the next pool matches, the Loggers hammered British Columbia Gold 38-10, then Manitoba 38-7, in an impressive display of open, enterprising rugby that saw a total of 9 Loggers contribute points to the board.    

Day two opened in a quarter-final round where the Logger faced Manitoba again, running away easily 34-0 . The natch provided opportunity to rest some playmakers and give development opportunities to new and promising players like Cole Scafferforth, who has quickly progressed from the Loggers U14s team. Logger Ethan Fryer, a Seattle-area resident but Canada eligible, was a constant threat. Cleverly creating tries at regular intervals, Fryer built on his performance playing for the British Columbia Rep-Side team in Las Vegas.  

The Cup Semifinals saw the Loggers against The BC Blues, where the Loggers held steady moving the ball away from contact and allowing opportunities to emerge through phases and fatigue. Patience paid a dividend and the Loggers pushed their way into the Cup Finals with a 34-12 win, including tries from all over the line-up by Farrington, Pupungatoa, Vavao, Chavez and Serevi.  Captain Karl Keane brought a reliable boot, lacing 3 conversions. 

In the Final, the Loggers faced British Columbia U18 White, a quality side littered with talent. 

In a back and forth affair, the Loggers persevered 30-28, with tries coming from Farrington (2) Fryer (2) Vavao (2). 

“We’re really pleased with the way this squad came together,” said David Miller, Loggers Director. We were without two really promising players, Nick Slaughter and Jacob Broselle, due to injuries. It is a credit to coaches Ray Keane and Sean Fryer who led the excursion north, for there ability to manage personnel creatively, and give every player the opportunity to express themselves within a patten of play. It was serious fun.”