BC Rugby Weekend of November 26th 2016

November 26 2016

Weekend Results: Bays Defeat CW; UVic @ Westshore Postponed - Surrey Claim Double Titles on Mainland

posted Nov 25 2016
[ed. comments below]

CW 10 @ James Bay 12

The hard nosed Ben Johnson typifies the type of rugby required in the trenches and the Bays ground out a 12-10 win over CW thereby ensuring a home fixture in next weekend's Barnard Cup final. More details from Phil Meyer in the coming days.

The winner of this match will host the Barnard Cup, a decided advantage, next weekend. It's likely the big guns will be back from Europe then so the lineups will look different. Connor Braid, of course, is gone for the season signing a short term contract with Worcester. CW have a formidable front three as do the Bays, both teams are well stocked in that category for the spring season. In the second row, captain Graham Harrison is missing for the Bays, that will be a factor. Jim de Goede also absent from the starting XV, not bad replacements though with Adrian Wadden and Shea Wakefield. The Canada U19 West camp is taking place at Shawnigan so a few young players missing from the lineups this weekend. The danger men for CW in the backline are Mike Scholz and Anton Ngongo, for the Bays JWR and Sean White. Should be a close match and the question is how will the Bays respond after being embarassed by UVic the week before. At home they should come back with a roar. Prediction: Bays by 5.


1. John Braddock
2. Clay Thornber
3. Doug Wooldridge ©
4. Cam Polson
5. Connor Turner
6. Riley Ilnicki
7. Nathan Stewart
8. Dustin Dobravsky
9. Mike Dalsin
10. Brandon Gerhadt
11. Keenan Horton
12. Mike Scholz
13. John Moar
14. Anton Ngongo
15. Nick Hutton


UVic @ Westshore POSTPONED

The fields were closed at both Westshore and UVic so the game is postponed or perhaps cancelled as it means nothing in terms of the spring league or final fall standings.

Westshore still looking for a win this season, neither team have anything to chase in the match in terms of hardware. It's the last regular season match with UVic planning for Premier in the spring and Westshore looking to regroup for Division One. Westshore played UVic tight for 40 minutes last time the teams met but the talented UVic backline eventually shredded the Westshore defence in the second 40. It could be a repeat this weekend. Prediction: UVic by 15.


1 Spencer Cooper
2 Casey Reed
3 Macbryan Bos
4 Liam Chisholm
5 Jesse Burns
6 Michael Harvey
7 Isaac Kaay
8 Oliver Nott
9 James Pitblado
10 Guiseppe du Toit
11 Johnny Franklin
12 Joe Erlic
13 Lucas Hammond
14 Crosby Stewart
15 Kapi Vaitaki


Mainland Div One and Two

Surrey claim both titles with a 19-6 win over Kamloops in Div 2 and a win over United in Div 1 (no score reported). Surrey seems to be flourishing as a club and perhaps there's some lessons to be learned, here's an article from last season that gave some insights into their success.

Surrey hosting both these matches, undefeated during the regular season it will take something special for either United (Div 1) or Kamloops (Div 2) to spoil the hosts party.


Island Premier (Barnard Cup)
14:30 James Bay AA vs Castaway Wanderers @ James Bay AA
14:30 Westshore vs U Of Victoria @ Juan De Fuca

Island Division 1 (Times Cup)
12:45 James Bay AA 2 vs Castaway Wanderers 2 @ James Bay AA
12:45 Westshore 2 vs U Of Victoria Norsemen @ Juan De Fuca

Mens Division 1 Fall Playoffs
14:30 Surrey Beavers AA vs United @ Fleetwood Park Secondary

Mens Division 2 Fall Playoffs
13:00 Surrey Beavers AA 2 vs Kamloops @ Fleetwood Park Secondary

Womens Division 1
11:30 Meraloma vs Bayside @ Connaught Park
11:30 Simon Fraser RC vs Kamloops @ Simon Fraser Field no.4
11:30 United vs Brit Lions @ Coquitlam Town Center

Mens Division 3 Playoffs - Cup
13:00 Simon Fraser RC vs Burnaby Lake 3 @ Simon Fraser Field no.4

Mens Division 3 Playoffs - Plate
11:30 Capilano 3 vs Meraloma 3 @ Klahanie Park

Mens Division 3 Playoffs - Bowl
13:00 Van. Rowing Club 3 vs Chilliwack @ Brockton Oval

Exhibition Game
11:30 Surrey Beavers AA vs Bayside U20 @ Fleetwood Park Secondary
13:00 Cowichan vs Comox @ Cowichan
13:00 UBC U20 vs UBCO Heat U20 @ UBC

Boys U18 Playoffs
12:30 Castaway Wanderers vs Abbotsford @ Windsor Park
14:30 Capilano vs Cowichan @ Klahanie Park

Boys U16 Plate
13:00 Bayside 1 vs Langley @ Bayside

Boys U16 Bowl
13:00 Abbotsford Red vs Capilano Black @ Central Valley Exhibition

Boys U16 Division 2
13:00 Capilano Gold vs Meraloma @ Klahanie Park

Girls Age Grade
10:00 Richmond /Capilanos vs Surrey Beavers AA U16 @ Central Valley Exhibition
11:10 Abbotsford U16 vs Burnaby Lake /United @ Central Valley Exhibition
12:00 Vancouver Island vs Richmond /Capilanos @ Central Valley Exhibition
12:20 Bayside vs North Island @ Central Valley Exhibition
13:45 Abbotsford vs South Island @ Central Valley Exhibition

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