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Kelowna Crows look to bounce back in BC championship game Saturday
In a preview of this weekend's B.C. Rugby League championship game, the Surrey Beavers out-muscled the Kelowna Crows last weekend in Kelowna, using a torrential downpour to its advantage.
The Crows and Beavers will meet this weekend in the B.C. Rugby League championship game in Vancouver and Kelowna now knows what it is up against.
Surrey downed Kelowna 28-14 in Kelowna, using a power game in what turned out to be tough conditions, thanks to a downpour that lasted most of the game.
Surrey has a bigger team that loves to use its size to move the ball, while the Crows are smaller and quicker. However the wet conditions meant the game was won in the trenches and Surrey proved too strong.
Surrey jumped out to an 18-4 lead in the first half before Kelowna got going. Just before half time a smart kick along the ground into the Beavers in goal area was regathered for a Crows try by Dane Peterson. The try was converted which kept the Kelowna team in the game at half time but still behind the Beavers 18-10.
As more rain fell in the second half, Surrey continued to dominate and the Crows struggled to control the ball. Two more Surrey tries gave them a 28-10 lead nearing the end of the game.
Kelowna showed their never give up attitude by scoring the last try after finally getting the ball out wide to the strong Caleb Campbell who kicked ahead and regathered to score out wide. The try was not converted but made the full time score a 28-14 win by the Surrey Beavers.
The two teams will meet in the championship game on Saturday in Vancouver.