BC Rugby Weekend of September 16th 2017

September 17 2017


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Weekend Results: Lakers Power Past Saracens; Caps Top Lomas; Westshore Sting Hornets; Ravens Ground T-Birds; Bays Hammer Vikes


Seattle 24 @ Burnaby Lake 52

Winger Dan Josok opened the scoring for Burnaby followed by Jeke Gotegote, the backs were getting it done and the home side was up 14-0. The football player turned rugby player Psalm Wooching got Seattle on the board followed by Schirmer and it was a tie game. James Reekie scored and converted, Seattle hit back and the seesaw game was 21-19 for Burnaby. The Burnaby forwards added two more before half for some breathing room 33-19. Three more tries in the second half by Josok, McRory and Rockson and Burnaby led 52-19. Seattle got one back to end the match. A comfortable win for Burnaby which sees them at 2-0. Seattle drop to 0-2. We said Burnaby by 7, it was Burnaby by 28.

PREGAME
Burnaby have a number of changes in their forward pack from last week, out are Rowley, McLaughlin, O'Toole, Robinson. Cody Rockson comes in as openside, an unusual spot for the former scrum half, although larger than the average scrum half it's an interesting transition this season. Doug Breadon returns taking #8 and moving Albornoz to the second row. The backline features Reekie and Gotegote two veterans who are capable of weaving some magic. Seattle don't have their roster yet but based on last week they'll have national team prop Olive Kilifi at tighthead and Psalm Wooching outside, two well known performers. They lost to Caps at home and are usually a bit weaker on the road. The Burnaby roster might be downgraded a bit from last week when they defeated UBC, they picked up a number of cards which may explain some of the absences. Still they should have enough depth. Prediction: Burnaby by 7.

BURNABY
1 Anthony Luca (Capt)
2 Andrew Lackner
3 Bryce Worden
4 Brad McHugh
5 Lucas Albornoz (RC)
6 Ed Swire (i)
7 Cody Rockson
8 Doug Breadon
9 Mark Higgins (i)
10 James Reekie
11 Dan Josok
12 Jeke Gotegote
13 Neil Maclaine (i)
14 Cole Macqueen
15 Sam Hayward

SEATTLE (last week)



Meraloma 32 @ Capilano 59

It was a day for big scores and several half centuries were recorded. Halftime score was 40-29. Caps go to 2-0 and Lomas drop to 0-2. The Lomas won the Reserve match 26-8. We said Caps by 10 and it was Caps by 27.

PREGAME
The Lomas under new coach Jebb Sinclair had a rude introduction to Premier last week from the Ravens. The Caps went to Seattle to pick up a difficult win. The Lomas haven't released their roster [ed. just arrived]. The Caps add Jordan Reid-Harvey to the starting XV but otherwise look consistent from last week. The Caps at home should have this one covered. Prediction: Caps by 10.

CAPILANO
1 Neil Courtney
2 Jason de Freitas
3 Mackenzie Mills
4 Rich Merinsky
5 Reid Tucker
6 Connor Weyell
7 Jordan Reid-Harvey
8 Glen McKinnon (C)
9 Chris Robinson
10 Steven Cassells
11 Austin Karius
12 Alex Boyd
13 Scott Rogers
14 Giles Klaver
15 Sam Franklin

MERALOMA
1 Cian Byrne
2 Dan Fumano
3 Darren Du
4 Thomas Macdonald
5 Billy Noonan
6 Ciaran Acford
7 Connor McCann
8 Josh Clarke
9 Rob Fallon
10 Tom Dougherty
11 Steve Lam
12 Benji Cottle
13 Gavri Grossman
14 Antun Peko
15 Mike Hall
16 Scott McGinley
17 Isaac Smith
18 Joseph Mergens
19 Paul Moriarty
20 James Beck
21 Calum Bynhm
22 Dave Brammall
23 Derek Townsend


Westshore 55 @ Nanaimo 12

Westshore put up four tries before Nanaimo could blink, the home team, new to Premier, were a little shell shocked to start at this level. Once they got their footing they battled well until the Canada reserves came on in the second half and gave the visitors another flurry of scoring. Westshore are playing a well balanced game with forwards and backs contributing. Their next match will be against CW in two weeks which will be a sterner test. Nanaimo travel to Lomas next weekend where one team will earn their first Premier win this season. We said Westshore by 8 and it was Westshore by 43.

PREGAME
The first game for Nanaimo in Premier and no roster yet [ed. just came in] or even a last week's roster. It's a bit of an unknown much like the Lomas. Westshore defeated UVic last week for a positive start to their campaign. They have Clay Panga playing well at #10 and providing leadership. Ryan Kotlewski, capped for the national team, will give them an edge at tighthead. They have a handy set of loose forwards and they have outside speed with Julian Foggitt. Nanaimo don't have their full set of expected players yet so will be playing with a roster similar to last season in Div 1. They will be getting a few players from Alberta when their season ends and Tim Metcher, the Melbourne Rebel prop, has yet to arrive. Based on current playing strength, Westshore will be favourites. Prediction: Westshore by 8.

WESTSHORE
1 Jason Allen
2 Casey Reed
3 Ryan Kotlewski
4 Darryl Hall
5 Dave Phillips
6 Foster DeWitt
7 Nakai Penny
8 Tua Vaa
9 Jordan Tait
10 Clay Panga
11 Cody Gervais
12 Taylor McGuire
13 Isaac Gonevou
14 Julian Foggitt
15 Niki Belyea

NANAIMO
1 Dean Briggs
2 Brent Miller
3 Patrick Milford
4 Alec Brydon
5 Ian Jonsson
6 Antonio Corbin
7 Mallory Roe
8 Joe Blain
9 Sam Fowler
10 Taniela Tulia
11 Steven Drozd
12 Tyler Cameron
13 Ryan Bradley
14 Jacob Thom
15 Harrison King


UBCOB 30 @ UBC 17

UBC are in the unfamiliar situation of being 0-2, the Ravens go to 2-0. UBC travel to UVic next weekend where one of the student teams will register their first victory. The Ravens travel to Capilano for a battle of the undefeated. We said Ravens by 3 and it was Ravens by 13.

PREGAME
UBC got off to a slow start last week and lost to Burnaby. They only managed one try in the match, unusual for the high flying offence. It doesn't get easier for the students as the Ravens, who dominated Lomas, look to be a form team with a solid roster. The Ravens add Sam Clarke to the second row this week. It's a well balanced team with a pacey backline and solid forward pack. Prediction: Ravens by 3.

UBC
1: C. Martinez (Earl Marriott)
2: C. Sampson (Charles Tupper)
3: C. Lemkus (Paul Roos)
4: J Carson (Oak Bay)
5: D. Carson (Southpointe)
6: C. McWilliam (St George’s)
7: J. Ikeda (Magee)
8: N. Allen (Mulgrave)
9: C Keffer (Sutherland)
10: T. Sauder (St George’s)
11: J. Lan (Rockridge)
12: N. Clironomos (Lord Byng)
13: B. Le Sage (Henry Wisewood)
14: J. Jubenvill (Earl Marriott)
15: N. Collett (Southridge)

UBCOB
1. Curtis Delmonico
2. Paul Ahn
3. Garrett Garbe
4. Jon Phelan
5. Sam Clarke
6. Nick Waggott
7. Simon Etheve (i)
8. Kol Henrikson
9. Aj King (i)
10. Harjun Gill
11. Sean Ferguson
12. Adam McQueen
13. Cully Quirke (c)
14. Graham Turner
15. Aaron Mclelland (i)
16. Chris Taylor
17. Ben Grant


James Bay 61 @ UVic 36

The Vikes were actually ahead at half time 24-21 but as last week against Westshore they faded quickly in the second half. The Bays pour in 40 second half points to 12 for the Vikes. The Bays host Burnaby next weekend while UVic host UBC. We said Bays by 7 and it was Bays by 25. We got all the results right this week but the margins we underestimated by a fair amount. Defence was not the word of the day.

PREGAME
The Bays were beaten by CW last week, they've beefed up their side considerably this week with Lucas Rumball, Cole Keith, Mike Nieuwenhuysen, Pat Parfrey and Sean White. UVic have their national U20 players back, James O'Neill and Aidan McMullan, plus Guiseppe du Toit returns to the roster after playing with Ontario Arrows last weekend. It's a stronger roster but likely not strong enough for this encounter. UVic struggled in the sets against Westshore and it may be more of the same against the Bays. Prediction: Bays by 7.

JAMES BAY
1. Blake Vanheyningen
2. Noah Barker
3. Cole Keith
4. Kieran McAuley
5. Graham Harriman
6. Lucas Rumball
7. Andrew de Goede
8. Travis Larsen
9. Phil Mack
10. Pat Parfrey
11 Mitch Sora
12. Mike Nieuwenhuysen
13. Clayton Meeres
14. Elliot Mitrou
15. Sean White

UVIC
1. Spencer Cooper
2. Carter White
3. MacBryan Bos
4. Conor Keys
5. Gavin Kratz
6. Mike Harvey
7. James O’Neill
8. Carson O’Sullivan
9. James Pitblado
10.Guiseppe du Toit
11. Aidan McMullan
12. Logan Martin-Feek
13. Ethan Hager
14. Cathal Long
15. Fergus Hall


FULL SCHEDULE
Home team v Visiting team - referee

15/09/2017

16:00 UBC THUNDERBIRDS 1 V ALBERTA - Brett Hay
18:00 U OF VICTORIA SAXONS V VIU - Darren Sage

16/09/2017

Mens Premier League
14:30 BURNABY LAKE V SEATTLE - Visiting Referee 1
14:30 CAPILANO V MERALOMA - Harry Mason
14:30 NANAIMO V WESTSHORE - Brett Hay
14:30 UBC V UBCOB RAVENS - David Smortchevsky
14:30 U OF VICTORIA V JAMES BAY AA - Christopher Assmus

Mens Premier Reserve
12:45 BURNABY LAKE 2 V SEATTLE 2 - Jivan Dhaliwal
12:45 CAPILANO 2 V MERALOMA 2 - Colin Stroeder
12:45 NANAIMO 2 V WESTSHORE 2 - Mauke Mauke
12:45 UBC 2 V UBCOB RAVENS 2 - Toby Mustill
12:45 U OF VICTORIA NORSEMEN V JAMES BAY AA 2 - Kevin Smith

Womens Premier League
12:45 BURNABY LAKE V SEATTLE - Saro Turner
12:45 WESTSHORE V CAPILANO - John DeGoede

Mens Division 1
12:15 CASTAWAY WANDERERS 3 V PORT ALBERNI
14:30 COMOX V WESTSHORE 3 - Anthony Forth
14:30 VAN ROWING CLUB V SURREY BEAVERS AA - Tyler Dawson

Mens Division 2
12:45 SCRIBES V BURNABY LAKE 3 - Robert Crowe
12:45 SIMON FRASER RC V ABBOTSFORD 2 - Trevor Honey
12:45 VAN ROWING CLUB 2 V SURREY BEAVERS AA 2 - Shanda Mosher-Gallant
13:00 KAMLOOPS V LANGLEY 2
14:30 BRIT LIONS 2 V BAYSIDE 2 - Sean Dingley
14:30 KELOWNA CROWS 2 V UNITED 2

Womens Division 1
11:15 MERALOMA V ABBOTSFORD - Paul Kelly
11:15 NANAIMO V COMOX - Tim Stokes
11:15 SIMON FRASER RC V BRIT LIONS - James Kelly
11:15 UBCO HEAT V KAMLOOPS
11:15 UNITED V BAYSIDE - Heather Lilburn

Womens Division 2
11:15 RIDGE MEADOWS V SCRIBES - Lance Davison
11:15 SURREY BEAVERS AA V LANGLEY - Marusia Ochoa
11:15 WESTSHORE 2 V CAPILANO 2

Mens Division 3
12:45 CHILLIWACK V RICHMOND - Colin Sexton
12:45 KATS V MERALOMA 3 - Leon Britz
12:45 RIDGE MEADOWS V SQUAMISH - Marcus Treacy

U23 Division
11:15 BAYSIDE V RICHMOND
11:15 CAPILANO ACADEMY V SIMON FRASER RC - Brad Schwalger
11:15 UBCUBC A V UBC B - Bryn Tucker
13:00 UBCO HEAT V UNITED

Exhibition Game
14:00 CASTAWAY WANDERERS 2 V COWICHAN - Don Barber

17/09/2017

11:30 U OF VICTORIA V ALBERTA - Christopher Assmus

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