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Richmond boys rugby team wins South Fraser champion title

The McNair Marlins are headed to the provincial Rugby Championships in Abbotsford.

Matthew McNair's senior boys' rugby team has qualified for the provincials for the second year in a row, marking another achievement during an impressive season.

The McNair Marlins took home the South Fraser senior boys Rugby Champion title on Thursday, May 16 after beating Hugh McRoberts' Strikers 59-14.

The Strikers were the only team to beat the Marlins in the regular season.

The Marlins had previously secured their spot in the provincials during the semi-finals, winning L.A. Matheson's Mustangs 10-5.

McNair finished the season with a seven-win and one-loss record, and thanks to Thursday's victory they will get a boost in ranks in the AA division for the provincials.

Caleb Pascua scored three tries, followed by Arthur Boure with two, and Dallin Westerlund, David Norena and Clemens Oswald with one each. Boure was 6/8 with conversions and Will Kennerly was 1/1.

The win was the "most impressive victory" in their 10-year coaching run, coaches Chris Banks and Dave Wallace told the Richmond News.

The Marlins will be competing in the provincial championships in Abbotsford from May 29 to June 1.

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