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The Denver Barbarians improved to 4-3 in the Pacific Rugby Premiership as they defeated Olympic Club 34-20 in a snowstorm at Infinity Park in Glendale Saturday.

The Barbarians finally got the offensive explosion they wanted after two solid defensive efforts. Flanker Brendan Shea was a scorer for them once again, and fullback Max de Achaval and flyhalf Taylor Howden also touched down to stake Denver to a 19-6 halftime lead.

The half ended with Olympic Club right on the Denver line, and as O-Club struggled to get that elusive try, lock Tim Little was penalized and red-carded for a punch.

So Olympic Club played a man down for the entire second half, but kept playing, scoring two converted tries. But Denver got tries from Tom Pasque and Tyson Meek - starting for the first time at scrumhalf, Meek was a terror - and de Achaval added a penalty.

Along with Meek, Shea was solid all day, and sub prop Soane Leger was very active both in the rucks, on defense, and running the ball. On a slippery, snowy surface.

"We did well in a snowstorm," said Denver coach Lance French. "We got the bonus point, which is something we felt we needed, and it was a good, tough game."

Denver improves to 4-3 and is right in the mix among the top teams in the PRP. Olympic Club drops to 1-6 and will remain in 7th.


Denver
1 MASEK, JOSH
2 MILLER, TIMOTHY
3 TUFELE, RON
4 PETERSON, LANDON
5 COLLINS, LOGAN
6 BERTRAND, CONNOR
7 SHEA, BRENDAN
8 PASQUE, TOMMY
9 MEEK, TYSON
10 HOWDEN, TAYLOR
11 FA`AMAUSILI, INIKI
12 GARRITY, MICHAEL
13 HITT, JAMES
14 GODINET, JOHN
15 DE ACHAVAL, MAXIMO

16 MORENO, ROBERT
17 LEGER, SOANE
18 HUMPHREY, JAKE
19 STINES, MARK
20 JENNINGS, WILLIAM
21 SMITH, PAUL
22 BAKER, ANTWUN

Olympic Club
1 CRAWFORD, MATT
2 COOK, ANDREW
3 HONAKER, DARRELL
4 LITTLE, TIM
5 WAGNER, NICHOLAS
6 HARRIS, KELLY
7 HOUGHTON, DANIEL
8 MENKE, ALEXANDER
9 MUHN, DUSTIN
10 ENGELBRECHT, KEEGAN
11 BARNARD, BRIAN
12 HALEY, MICHAEL
13 HAWLEY, COLIN
14 HAWLEY, GARRETT
15 GALLO, JOHN

16 DEAN, KYLE
17 SALIMI, STEPHAN
18 BRAGG, LEONARD
19 ANFO-WHYTE, LAWRENCE
20 PAUTLER, MATTHEW
21 HOWARD, LOGAN
22 ERWIN, BENTON
23 CROSBY, BENJAMIN