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Heat of the Moment Are Summer Touch Champs

Date: August 16, 2016


On a hot afternoon designed to favor anything Heat-related, the league champions closed the deal in the Summer Touch Rugby final, defeating the Killer Bunnies 5 - 4 in a nailbiter.  The Heat had earned the right to be in the final by defeating the Scarecrows 9 - 4 in an earlier semi-final.  The Bunnies defeated Nuts & Jugs, last-year's champs, 7 - 4 in their semi-final.  The Dai Dobbs Trophy, emblematic of touch rugby supremacy in the Central Okanagan, rests warmly with the Heat in 2016.

In the Silver Cup Final, Wu-Try Clan wore out the intoxicating Riskey Wicks 12 - 5, after leading just 5 - 4 at the half.  The 'Best of the Rest' final saw the lovely Scrum-tuous take home the most transparent trophy, apparently defeating Mellow Yellow 3 - 3.  I know.

The 2016 Summer Touch Rugby League featured 154 registered players on 12 teams.  79% of the players do not presently play any other form of rugby.  32% of players are women.  897 points were scored in 72 games, averaging 12.5 points per game in 2016. 

The 154 players, combined with the 231 players in the elementary league and 240 players in Crows Mini-Rugby and Community Touch Sevens, represents more than 600 Central Okanagan touch rugby players in 2016.  This fast-growing sport did not have any players participating in 2010.  We are 'on track' to have 1000 local touch players by 2020.

Week Six Playoff Scores
Game 1: Heat of the Moment 9 – 4 Scarecrows
Game 2: Killer Bunnies 7 – 4 Nuts & Jugs
Game 3: Riskey Wicks 13 – 3 Kiss Our Aces
Game 4: Wu-Try Clan 4 – 0 The Rohirrim
Game 5: Mellow Yellow 7 – 5 Young Guns
Game 6: Scrum-tuous 5 – 2 Red Cards
Game 7: Nuts & Jugs 9 – 5 Scarecrows
Game 8: The Rohirrim 10 – 2 Kiss Our Aces
Game 9: Young Guns 12 – 2 Red Cards
Best of the Rest Final: Scrum-tuous 4? - 3 Mellow Yellow
Silver Cup Final: Wu-Try Clan 12 – 5 Riskey Wicks
Dai Dobbs Final: Heat of the Moment 5 – 4 Killer Bunnies

 
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