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St. Christopher Cyclones Senior Boys made history with win over Northern

May 26, 2012

After three St. Christopher titles won in Junior and Senior Girls and Junior Boys Rugby teams the pressure was on for the St. Christopher Seniors to sweep the LSSAA school finals and make history.

In regular season league play St. Christopher blanked Northern in the first game with a final 12 - 0 and both sides went scoreless in the second game.

In the final Northern would score two penalty kicks to go up 6 - 0 in the first half.  In the second the Cyclones took the lead with a try and successful conversion kick to go up 7 - 6. 

Northern put the pressure on but play was stopped when Adam Irwin went down and laid unconscious on the field and an ambulance was called.  Irwin did regain consciousness prior to being carried off the field and taken by ambulance to the hospital to be examined.  Reports indicate that he received a concussion in the incident.

Once play resumed the Cyclones played defensively and held off Northern scoring chances.  Northern attempt to score on a free kick failed and time ran out for the Vikings giving the  Cyclones the 7 - 6 win and the 2012 LSSAA Rugby title and the fourth win for St. Christopher's.

Scoring the only try in the game was Riley Herbert and kicking for the conversion was Brandon Orr.

"I thought we were lucky, Northern could have won it as easily as we did" said 74 year old Coach Ron Savage  "I have had some of these kids for five years and I enjoyed it and I'll be back next year."

St. Christopher's and Northern will be competing at OFSSA in early June.

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