A combination of grizzled vets and younger Ebb Tiders showed up at Chatterton Place on Sunday morning. We had just enough boys for the game, but how long would we last was the question? When we boarded the ferry, some of us were invited to the bridge of the ferry which was under the command of Rob Klatt's twin brother. The expression on Paul Eby's twin sons' faces after sounding the ferry horn at Active Pass was priceless! Rob Klatt was already over on the mainland for a rugby reunion and was able to recruit 6 SOBs and Snocaps to help us out against the Twits. What a relief that was.
The game was closer than the score 4-0 and despite the pouring cold rain it was a hard fought battle. Without sounding biased, the forwards play was outstanding with several tough scrums due to the several knock-ons due to heavy rain and we were just unable to pop through the goal line with our pods. The backs (mostly red-shorts or soon to be) were valiant against the Twits youthful back, but they were a wee too fast for us. Overall, it was a hard hitting game and a couple of fists flying at the end. Of course, that was all forgiven at the post game ceremonies and Aaron Cook was awarded the coveted Red Jacket. Ebb Tide also received a cheque for $800 from Steve Baron for our charity of choice for our attendance at the Vancouver 7's. That was a nice surprise!
Many thanks to the mainland guys who came out to help us and of course Bob Love for patching us up.
Ebb Tide Roster ( Vahid Bossi, Austin Jay, Bill Spiller, Dave Millard, Jim Capron, Rob Klatt, Paul Eby, Lee Wakely, Aaron, Cook, Harold Butler, Gord Oliver, Jim Turner, Dave Knox, Dave McMordy, Jamie Hannivan, Duane Stephenson)
Yours in rugby,