Costa Ruggers Have No Answer For Bosco Backs

The Mira Costa Ruggers took to the road to take on their old friends, the Braves of St. John Bosco. The Braves were coming off a stinging last second loss to first place St. Augustine. Meanwhile the Mustangs were just thinking about getting back on the scoreboard after experiencing their first shutout in program history, af­ter the beat down by Cathedral Catholic.

It was a beautiful day for rugby in Bellflower, CA as the Mustangs played with tremendous heart from the opening kickoff. The boys from Costa played exception­al rugby as they used their kicking game to their advantage. Despite having the ball inside the Braves 22 for most of the first 15 minutes of the match the Mustangs could not punch it in. Finally in what would be Costa’s big nightmare scenario, a fumbled ball got picked up by Inside Center Junior Tua and seconds later Try time Bosco. Nonetheless Costa was again on the attack and Prop Tomy Undurraga hit from 23 meters out for a penalty kick to make it 5-3. But that would be the theme for the day as the Mustangs continued to play in the Bosco half yet any and virtual­ly every time Bosco turned the ball over it was Try time.  The Braves backline com­pletely overpowered the severely outsized Mustangs. 5 of the Braves backs start for Bosco football while Costa has only 1. The Braves backs had runs of 63, 49, 53, 71 and 48 meters. Meanwhile the Costa forwards were doing yeomen’s work as they dominat­ed every lineout and most scrums. The Mustangs were literally giving up 120-150 pounds per man but used their stamina and technique to move the ball on Bosco. Nevertheless, Costa had no answer for the Bosco backs, especially Outside Center and Boise State Running Back commit George Holani. The final was 63-10 as Fly half Aiden Martinez found paydirt for Costa for the balance of their scoring.

Next up, Senior night at home on 2/20/18 vs. La Costa Canyon, 6 pm kickoff. Come early for all the festivities.

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