Penticton Harlequins Kurtis Everett with the ball. The club’s back liner scored one of his team’s tries in last weekend’s game against Salmon Arm. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Harlequins remain undefeated in Okanagan Rugby Union

The Penticton Harlequins rolled over their Salmon Arm opponents in Okanagan rugby action

The Penticton Harlequins just keep rolling along in the Okanagan Rugby Union schedule and remain undefeated, adding a 47-7 win over Salmon Arm last weekend.

The team won all but one of its games this season, having to settle for a 15-15 draw with arch-rival Vernon Jackals in the season opener in May.

The squad’s back line was in fine form according to player-coach Brenden Ferreira, accounting for seven of the team’s nine tries.

Back liners Kurtis Everett, Landon Sutton and Nigel Dixon all scored tries with Ferreira and Jesse Conibear adding majors for the forwards.

“It was a tough game up front with Salmon Arm throwing everything into the forward battle. It certainly didn’t feel like a 40-point game,” said Ferreira. “It was also pretty hot, which didn’t help, but we held our own and secured enough front football for the backs to do their thing.”

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Everett controlled the backline well and was awarded backline player of the match for the ‘Quins, while Ben Gorrod was awarded the forward player of the match for the winners.

“It was a good performance by the guys, and the team is starting to gel very nicely. The confidence is starting to work its way through the team,” said Ferreira.

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The club has a pair of league games remaining in the schedule before the playoffs begin and will be hosting their annual Sunfest Social tournament this weekend at which time the coach plans to do a little “fine-tuning.”

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