Patrick McNicholas slotted a penalty with two minutes left to play to give Newfoundland Rock a 13-10 win over Vancouver Wave in the Rugby Canada junior (under-20) national final Saturday at Swilers Complex in St. John's.
© — Photo by Keith Gosse
Newfoundland player Kyle Baillie (left) receives a pass from teammate Jordan Power as Power is taken down by a British Columbia player Saturday afternoon during their win in the Rugby Canada Junior(under 20) National Championship at Swilers Field.
McNicholas kicked a pair of penalties and converted Zac Coughlan's try for Newfoundland which picked up its first win ever against a B.C. opponent at any level of the game.
Kevin Gurniak and Cody Thistle had a try each for B.C. Junior Rock led 7-5 at the half.
The Wave missed a penalty kick on the final play of the game which, if successful, would have sent the match into overtime.
For more details on the game see Monday's print edition of The Telegram.