Kamloops Raiders topple Brit Lions, advance to B.C. Rugby Union semifinal (with slideshow)

The Kamloops Raiders inched one win closer to a repeat B.C. Rugby Union men’s second division title with a 51-20 victory over Brit Lions of Delta at Exhibition Park on Saturday.

Justin Blanchard (2), Darsha Thilakarathne, Steve Thomson, Greg Thomson, Max Heppner, Alex Inglis and Wes Black had tries for the home team in the quarter-final tilt.

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Greg Thomson, a prop, added four conversion kicks and one penalty goal for the Raiders, who will scrum down against the Bayside Sharks in South Surrey in semifinal action on Saturday.

The BCRU Championships will be held in Burnaby on May 4.

Kamloops won the men’s Division 2 title last May with a 28-27 victory over Vancouver Rowing Club. Meraloma Rugby Club of Vancouver thumped the Raiders 38-0 in the 2017 provincial championship match.

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