The Elk Valley Rugby Football Club (RFC) has done it again. Two weekends ago, the Bulls won the Provincial Rugby Championships for the second year in a row, bringing home the Saratoga Cup.
“It was insane, I can’t really explain it,” Elk Valley RFC team captain Pete Dudman said.
Matt Hancox was deemed ‘man of the weekend’ after kicking the final goal in the Bulls game against the Williams Lake RFC .
With only three minutes left in the match, and the Bulls down by one point, the pressure was on Hancox to bring the game home, and he managed to kick the ball right through the middle of the uprights after his first goal was charged down.
The Bulls came out on top, winning the provincials with a final score of 8-7.
The Elk Valley RFC brought a roster of 23 strong players to the Penticton weekend games, 13 of which were returning players geared up to defend their championship title, Dudman said.
Before their winning game, the Bulls defeated the Penticton Harlequins with a final score of 27-24.
But Dudman said it was Hancox who prevailed that weekend with his winning kick, adding, “The feeling after that was absolutely mental.”
The Bulls will be hosting their annual awards ceremony on October 3.