Pro Rugby Full Match Video SF (Blevins) v SAC (Barkwill); Seattle Women Ranked #1 in USA; Rugby Makes BC Sports Hall of Fame Top 50 Moments in History
posted April 20 2016
[ed. comments below] Pro Rugby Update
For those keeping tabs on the Pro Rugby venture south of the border they just completed their first weekend with wins by Denver and Sacramento. Ray Barkwill and Nick Blevins were on opposite sides in the SAC v SF game. The crowd looked healthy, in the 3,000+ range in Sacramento. The full match video and rosters are at the link below on AOL. Full match video of San Francisco at Sacramento Seattle Women Ranked #1 in USA
A website that covers women's rugby in the States has put out a USA women's D1 club ranking that has Seattle at the top. That speaks well for the BC competition as Seattle are 3rd in the BC Premier league with Westshore and CW above them. The Breakdown USA Women's D1 Club Rankings Rugby Makes BC Sports Hall of Fame Top 50 Moments
The BC Sports Hall of Fame put out their Top 50 Moments going back to 1908 and rugby claims one of those moments... and the winner is:
BC Sports Hall of Fame announces top 50 sports moments
1966 – The BC Rugby Union representative side defeats the British Lions (a representative side featuring the best players from England, Scotland, Wales, and both Irelands) 8-3 in 1966 at Empire Stadium. The Lions had only ever been defeated by a provincial side once before in their history (Waikato Province in New Zealand). BC was trailing late in the match when the winning try occurred. BC team captain Ted Hunt, playing flyhalf, chased down the Lions fullback who was racing to a sure try and popped the ball loose. Hunt then caught the ball on the fly and raced the other way down the sideline. He laid a perfect kick on the run that came to a stop under the goalposts and was pounced on by BC prop Peter Grantham for the winning points.