Bulls are named KRU Champions for the second year in a row

The Elk Valley Bulls were named the KRU Champions for the second year in a row. - Submitted
The Elk Valley Bulls were named the KRU Champions for the second year in a row.
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The Elk Valley Rugby Football Club (RFC) defended their Kootenay Rugby Union Championships (KRU) title on Saturday, coming out on top in their match against the Cranbrook Rocky Mountain Rogues RFC.

“It felt bloody awesome,” Elk Valley Bulls captain Pete Dudman said.

“It was a real hard game and another day we probably would have lost, but we managed to just hold in.”

It was a close win for the Bulls who came out of the game with a final score of 19-17, a win they needed to protect their 2013 Kootenay Championship title.

The Bulls scored three tries at the Cranbrook match, Dudman said.

Morgan Butler was named man of the match.

But he was not the only player dominating the field on Saturday.

Although he was only on short visit from Down Under, Australian Aaron Temple helped the Bulls take the KRU Championships title.

“He was really good,” Dudman said.

The Bulls will be given the chance to defend their Saratoga Cup Championships title in September.

Last year, the Elk Valley RFC beat out the Britannia Lions with a 26-10 win.

But Dudman said it will be a challenge to defend their championship title again this year.

“It’s going to be a lot of hard work,” he said.

“It’s going to be harder (than last year) but I still believe we have the quality and the strength and depth to do it.”



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