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Rock under-20's champions at Halifax tourney

Rock under-20's champions at Halifax tourney

Patrick McNicholas scored the winning try, his second of the match, to lead the Newfoundland Rock Under-20 team to a 19-12 win over the Saint John Trojans senior men's team in the elite division championship game of the Halifax Atlantic 7's tournament Saturday in the Nova Scotia capital. After the Trojans took an early 12-7 lead in the second half, Patrick Parfrey scored to set up McNicholas' heroics.

The Rock had blanked the Halifax Tars 21-0 in the semi-final to advance to the championship game. The other members of the championship team coached by Simon Blanks are Mark Bennett, Matt O'Reilly, Denis Maher, Stefan Mackey, Alex Calon, Mike Pittman, Ben Whelan and Leer Morris.

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