$n$ Jesters open rugby season with loss to Yakima Griffins

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WALLA WALLA - The Jesters U19 rugby club hosted the Yakima Griffins last Saturday in a social match, with the visitors showing why they are a perennial league favorite by jumping out to a commanding 34-3 lead at the break.

Points for the Jesters were scored on a 20-meter penalty kick by flyhalf Fernando Garcia.

The second half showed defensive improvements by the Jesters, coach Eric McAlvey said, but they were not able to score any more points of their own for a final score of 54-3 in favor of the Griffins.

The loss gives the Jesters an 0-1 record. They host the Schoolhouse RFC at 1 p.m. Saturday on Ankeny Field on the Whitman College campus.

For more information on the Jesters, contact McAlvey at 876-6100 or via e-mail at mcalvey@charter.net .

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