BC Rugby Weekend of December 2nd 2017

December 02 2017


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Weekend Results: Bays Stop Vikes; Lomas Top Caps; Saracens Sink Lakers, T-Birds Fly Past Ravens; Valhallians Swat Hornets


Seattle 34 - Burnaby 14

We had called Seattle by 2 and it was Seattle by 1 at half time 15-14 but it was all Seattle in the second 40 with 19 unanswered points. Bonus point win would put Seattle up to 23 points but still in 7th place. Burnaby remain in 3rd with 35 points. Next weekend Seattle travel to UVic while Burnaby travel to Nanaimo.

James Bay 32 - UVic 22

We had called Bays by 5 and it was Bays by 10, it was +5 for the Bays at half 22-17. Bonus point win for Bays puts them at 29 points and a tie for 5th place with Capilano. A bonus point in the loss would put UVic at 15 points and second last place, not looking good for UVic making the playoffs this season. UVic host Seattle next weekend while the Bays have the unenviable task of travelling to UBC.

Meraloma 24 - Capilano 19

We had called Lomas by 1 but they won by 5. We had missed the fact they had brought in another top player, Hank McQueen from Ontario, a point highlighted by one of the readers. [ed. Even though Hank McQueen plays for Ontario Blues another reader reminded us that, "Hank McQueen is a BC boy, Kits High, Lomas"] Lomas just got a little tougher in the forwards. If it's a bonus point win it would put them at 21 points, still in 8th spot but still in the hunt for a top 6 finish and a playoff spot. Caps get a bonus point in the loss and are tied with James Bay for 5th/6th spot. Next week Caps have a bye while Lomas travel to CW.

UBC 22 - Ravens 5

UBC are looking unstoppable, have to be favourites for the four-peat as champions but a lot of rugby left to play. We had called UBC by 6 but they made the gap 17. Ravens obviously missing their top try scorer Aaron McLelland and big Jon Phelan. UBC jump over Ravens for top place in the standings, 40 points if a bonus point win [ed. reader pointed out it was only 3 tries so 39 points]. Ravens drop to second with 38 points. UBC host James Bay next week to close out the first half of the season while Ravens host Westshore.

Westshore 43 - Nanaimo 12

An improvement for Nanaimo over the previous 55-12, we had said Westshore +12 and it was +31. Westshore pass UVic into 9th spot with 17 points but still a long shot for the playoffs in April. Nanaimo remain in the cellar and will look to regroup in the second half. One more weekend of fall rugby however as Westshore travel to Ravens and Nanaimo host Burnaby.

STANDINGS (may be slight adjustments for BP when verified, subtract one from UBC, revision pending.)




Weekend Predictions: Vikes @ Bays; Caps @ Lomas; Lakers @ Saracens; T-Birds @ Ravens; Hornets @ Valhallians


UVic @ James Bay

UVic still struggling to get their full roster together, Conor Keys back in the forwards and Guiseppe du Toit in the backs. The Bays not fielding their top team as well but a similar team that got the business done against Lomas last weekend on the road, plus Graham Harriman back in the second row. Should be a close match, but slight edge to Bays in the forwards here. Prediction: Bays by 5.

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UVIC
1. Macbryan Bos
2. Carter White
3. Alex McAra
4. Conor Keys
5. Brice Bostock
6. Jesse Burns
7. Tyler Wong
8. Karl Mattison
9. Matt Gallagher
10. Gradyn Bowd
11. Jack McCarthy
12. Guiseppe du Toit
13. Logan Martin-Feek
14. Cathal Long
15. Brennig Prevost
16. Callum Richards
17. Liam Mahon
18. Ethan Hager
19. Jonas Robinson
20. Nick Pearce
21. Noah Bain
22. Hunter Grant

Capilano @ Meraloma

Caps #8 Glenn McKinnon not listed, that will be significant. They've moved Neil Courtney from prop to second row. Lomas have Brock Staller back in the lineup. Lomas have been a tough team to predict, they have 5 imports to bolster the squad and they've defeated some good teams like UVic. The Caps don't have a flash backline but can grind out wins in the forwards. If the Lomas can get enough possession they might be able to get the job done out wide. Prediction: Lomas by 1.

LOMAS
1. Darren Du
2. Dan Fumano
3. Tooshie Miyata INT
4. Justin fanselow
5. Anton Belozerov
6. Billy Noonan
7. Connor McCann
8. Josh Clarke (C)
9. Tom Viljoen INT
10. Tom Dougherty INT
11. Derek Townsend
12. Guy Shcwikkard INT
13. Benji Cottle INT
14. Brock Staller
15. Shawn Mercier
16. James Lambert
17. James Beck
18. Wes Lee
19. Hank McQueen
20. David Brammall
21. Steve Lam
22. Calum Baynham
23. Anton Peko

CAPS
1 Jesse Ryan
2 Jason de Freitas
3 Mackenzie Mills
4 Neil Courtney
5 Rich Merinsky
6 Reid Tucker
7 Jonathan Webster
8 Jordan Reid-Harvey
9 Malcolm Klaver
10 Chris Robinson (C)
11 Giles Klaver
12 Chad Carlsen
13 Johnny Franklin
14 Ian Weekes
15 Austin Karius

Burnaby @ Seattle

Seattle have a good team when Schirmer and Suniula are in the starting XV, both capable of cracking the USA national squad. Burnaby front row looking good, Seattle might have the edge out wide, playing at home it will be close. Burnaby higher up the standings but with cross border travel factored in plus Seattle need this win to keep in the hunt for a top 6 playoff spot. Should be a good test of the Burnaby depth this year, tough one to call. Prediction: Seattle by 2.

BURNABY
1 Anth Luca
2 Andrew Lackner
3 Bryce Worden
4 Craig Mclaughlin
5 Mike Gough (Capt)
6 Ed Swire (i)
7 Cody Rockson
8 Doug Breadon
9 Mark Higgins (i)
10 Jack Caithness
11 Mate Macleod
12 Neil Maclaine (i)
13 Sam Hayward
14 Andrew Porter
15 Ben Mcivor (i)

SEATTLE


UBC @ Ravens

UBC on a roll, after losing their first two games they haven't lost one and have been emphatic in most of their wins. Ravens were undefeated but without Phelan, Moran and McLelland last weekend fell to CW. They have Moran back as well as Jorden Sandover-Best but will it be enough? No sign of the UBC roster at the time of writing but assuming they have the same roster as last week they should go in as favourites. Prediction: UBC by 6.

UBC (from last week)

1. CALI MARTINEZ
2. CONNOR SAMPSON
3. CLINT LEMKUS
4. NOLAN HOWELL
5. JAMES CARSON
6. OWAIN RUTTAN
7. JAKE IKEDA
8. NICK ALLEN
9. WILLIAM PERCILLIER - MACDOUGAL
10. NICK COLLETT
11. JAKE LAN
12. NATE REES
13. JOHN JUBENVILL
14. ELIAS ERGAS
15. DANIEL ARCHER
16. JOE SOURISSEAU
17. NICK FROST
18. LIAM DOLL
19. CAM McWILLIAM

RAVENS
1 Curtis Delaminco
2 Paul Ahn
3 Chris Taylor
4 Nick Waggot
5 Karl Moran (i)
6 David O'Donoghue (i)
7 Simon Etheve (i)
8 Kol Henrikson
9 Jorden Sandover-Best
10 Adam McQueen
11 Sean Ferguson
12 Cully Quirk (C)
13 Aj King (i)
14 Graham Turner
15 Harjun Gill

Nanaimo @ Westshore

The two teams at the bottom of the standings, we understand Westshore just had a coaching change, while Nanaimo are supposed to be bringing in their full time coach in the new year. Nanaimo missing their top try scorer to the Dubai 7s. Westshore #8 was injured in the Caps game last week. The difference might be in the backline where Westshore have the edge with Taylor McGuire, Clay Panga and Sitiveni Nacoko. Last time these teams met it was 55-12 for Westshore, should be a bit closer this time but Westshore still favourites. Prediction: Westshore by 12.

NANAIMO


WESTSHORE
1. Rick Bown
2. Cory Walker
3. Tobias Berg
4. Junior Hall
5. Craig Inglis
6. Kyle White
7. Nakai Penny
8. Foster Dewitt (Captain)
9. Rhett Moore
10. Tyrone Gersh
11. Sitiveni Nacoko
12. Clayton Panga
13. Paul Van Tiel
14. Tommy Lee
15. Taylor McGuire
16. Tyran Hunter
17. Neil Hagerty
18. Aidan McCleary
19. Jason Gagnier
20. Dane Mckinney
21. Matt Kemp
22. Adam Roer
23. Cody Gervais

FULL SCHEDULE (from BCRU) (Time/Venue/Home/Visitor/Ref)

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Mens Premier League
14:30 James Bay AA JAMES BAY AA V U OF VICTORIA Nathan Abdelnour
14:30 Connaught Park MERALOMA V CAPILANO Saro Turner
14:30 Ryan Field SEATTLE V BURNABY LAKE
14:30 Jericho UBCOB RAVENS V UBC Harry Mason
14:30 Juan De Fuca WESTSHORE V NANAIMO Andrew Foster

Mens Premier Reserve
12:45James Bay AAJAMES BAY AA 2 V U OF VICTORIA NORSEMENMichael Moss
12:45Connaught ParkMERALOMA 2 V CAPILANO 2Shanda Mosher-Gallant
12:45Magnuson ParkSEATTLE 2 V BURNABY LAKE 2
12:45JerichoUBCOB RAVENS 2 V UBC 2Brad Schwalger
12:45Juan De FucaWESTSHORE 2 V NANAIMO 2Latoya Blackwood

Mens Division 1
13:00ComoxCOMOX V COWICHANAnthony Forth
14:30Crush CrescentLANGLEY V BAYSIDEBrett Hay
14:30Sullivan HeightsSURREY BEAVERS AA V VANCOUVER ROWING CLUBChristopher Assmus

Mens Division 2
12:45Exhibition ParkABBOTSFORD 2 V KAMLOOPSTrevor Honey
12:45Crush CrescentLANGLEY 2 V KELOWNA CROWS 2David Smortchevsky
12:45Gordon ParkSCRIBES V SIMON FRASER RCColin Sexton
12:45Town Centre SouthUNITED 2 V BURNABY LAKE 3David Holmes

Womens Division 1
11:15South Surrey Ath PkBAYSIDE V COMOXPaul Kellypostponed from oct 21

Mens Division 3
11:15Connaught ParkMERALOMA 3 V CAPILANO 3Tere Blake
12:00Sullivan HeightsSURREY BEAVERS AA 3 V RICHMONDJames Kellypostponed from oct 21
12:45ChilliwackCHILLIWACK V RIDGE MEADOWSLance Davison

Exhibition Game
13:00Port AlberniCASTAWAY WANDERERS 2 V PORT ALBERNIDon Barbertimes cup

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Girls Age Grade Finals
12:30UBCBAYSIDE V SOUTH ISLANDMatt Fraseru16 final - top field
12:30UBCRICHMOND /CAPILANOS V NORTH ISLANDBrad Schwalgeru18 consolation - bottom field
13:45UBCABBOTSFORD U16 V NORTH ISLANDHeather Lilburnu16 consolation - bottom field
15:00UBCABBOTSFORD V SOUTH ISLANDChristopher Assmusu18 final - top field

U18 Boys Playoffs
14:30Windsor ParkCASTAWAY WANDERERS V COWICHANLatoya Blackwood
14:30JerichoUBCOB RAVENS V BAYSIDETyler Dawson

U18 Boys Mainland
14:30Exhibition ParkABBOTSFORD V CAPILANOPaul Kellyconsolation game (3rd place)

U16 Boys Playoffs
13:00Exhibition ParkABBOTSFORD V CAPILANO GOLDJames Kelly
13:00CowichanCOWICHAN V CASTAWAY WANDERERSKevin Smith

U16 Boys Mainland
13:00JerichoUBCOB RAVENS V BAYSIDE 1Shanda Mosher-Gallantconsolation game (3rd place)

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