BC Rugby Weekend of April 28th 2018

April 28 2018


BCRN 2018
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Provincial Club Finals Set in Nine Divisions - Results and Next Week's Matchups


Nine division titles will be awarded next weekend in Abbotsford. The Premier match will be UBCOB Ravens vs the UBC Thunderbirds. Scores are listed below.

Burnaby 8 @ Ravens 28

The Ravens are having a story book sort of year, beating a pro MLR team and now on the verge of winning the top amateur club competition on North America, the BC Premier title. We look forward to the erudite game report from Peter MacDonald but Ravens never trailed in the match. The Ravens defence has now held the Burnaby team to 10 points or less in their last three matches. Defense wins championships is the adage. They now face UBC, a team looking for their 4th successive title in BC Premier. These are the two best programs in Canada right now. You can see it all in Abbotsford next weekend.

PREGAME
The Ravens roster is looking top drawer, even 2017 BC Bears #10 Harjun Gill has to take a spot on the bench. The competition for positions seems fierce which is the way it should be when the team is on form. The Ravens set their stamp as one of Canada's top sides when they went to Houston to defeat the new MLR team, the Sabercats. Even the regional side Ontario Arrows couldn't claim that distinction. Burnaby are a top team as well, they've been in the BC Premier finals the last two years. The head to head this season slightly favours the Ravens, in February Ravens won by +4 in a low scoring match, in September it was a +6 for Ravens. Both times Burnaby only scored 10 points. All signs point to a close match. Prediction: Ravens by 6.

Burnaby
1 Nik Hildebrand
2 Micha Govorchin
3 Bryce Worden
4 Craig Mclaughlin
5 Mike Gough (Capt)
6 Mike O' Toole
7 Cody Rockson
8 Cole Mosychuk
9 Mark Higgins (i)
10 Jack Caithness
11 Andrew Porter
12 Max Tacket (i)
13 Cole Macqueen
14 Gino Paolella
15 Ben Mcivor (i)

Ravens
1 Paul Ahn
2 Nathan Kendrick (i)
3 Chris Taylor
4 Sam Clarke
5 Jon Phelan
6 Karl Moran (i)
7 Simon Etheve (i)
8 Connor Hamilton
9 Jorden Sandover-Best
10 Adam McQueen
11 Cully Quirke ©
12 Ben Grant
13 Aj King (i)
14 Karsten Leitner
15 Aaron McLelland
16 Garret Garbe
17 Marc Belevdere
18 Curtis Delmonico
19 Nick Waggott
20 David O'Donoghue (i)
21 Kol Henrikson
22 Harjun Gill
23 Kelepi Gucake


CW 24 @ UBC 36

CW kept it interesting. Two yellow cards to them in the first half which ended 22-7 in UBC's favour. UBC picked up a yellow in the second half and CW made a late charge scoring the last two tries but it wasn't enough. It's fair to say the two best teams this season, the #1 and #2 in the regular season made the finals.

PREGAME
UBC won both head to head matches, a close one by 8 at CW and a blowout at home. UBC only lost one home game this year, that was to Ravens. CW have a solid team, good front row and pacey backline. UBC have looked ordinary at times but have managed to pull away in the last quarter in those games. They don't seem to have the dominance and consistency this year as they did the last two years. They are going for their 4th title in a row. Are they susceptible to an upset? We'll see but they go in as favourites. Prediction: UBC by 8.

CW


UBC
1. Clint Lemkus
2. Connor Sampson
3. Cali Martinez
4. Nolen Howell
5. James Carson
6. Michael Smith
7. Jake Ikeda
8. Nick Allen
9. Will Percillier
10. Theo Sauder
11. Cole Keffer
12. John Jubenvill
13. Ben LeSage
14. Elias Ergas
15. Nick Collett
16. Joe Sourisseau
17. Harrison Smith
18. Owain Ruttan
19. Cam McWilliam
20. Fraser Hurst
21. Dan Archer
22. Kevin Vertkas
23. Nick Frost


Semi-Final Results

Men's Premier

Ravens 28 - Burnaby 8
UBC 36 - CW 24

FINAL RAVENS V UBC

Women's Premier

Westshore 50 - CW 0
Burnaby 26 - Capilano 7

FINAL WESTSHORE V BURNABY

Men's Premier Reserve

Meraloma 27 - CW 0
Burnaby 12 - Ravens 25

FINAL MERALOMA V RAVENS

Men's Div 1

Bayside 23 - Cowichan 18
Surrey 5 - VRC 10

FINAL BAYSIDE V ROWERS

Women's Div 1

Meraloma 37 - Abbotsford 7
Bayside 31 - Kamloops 0

FINAL MERALOMA V BAYSIDE

Men's Div 2

VRC 24 - Burnaby 17
Kamloops 53 - Bayside 20

FINAL ROWERS V KAMLOOPS

Women's Div 2

Capilano 20 - VRC 0 (default)
Scribes 26 - Ridge Meadows 14

FINAL CAPILANO V SCRIBES

Men's Div 3

Westshore 19 - Squamish 12
Capilano 10 - Meraloma 0

FINAL WESTSHORE V CAPILANO

Men's U23

Capilano 20 - UBC 0 (default)
United 38 - Richmond 8

FINAL CAPILANO V UNITED

FULL SCHEDULE (Time / Venue / Home / Away / Ref)

Mens Premier Playoffs 2018
14:30 Jericho UBCOB RAVENS V BURNABY LAKE Saro Turner
15:00 UBC UBC V CASTAWAY WANDERERS David Smortchevsky

Womens Premier Playoffs 2018
12:45 Klahanie Park CAPILANO V BURNABY LAKE Jivan Dhaliwal
14:30 Juan De Fuca WESTSHORE V CASTAWAY WANDERERS Barry Cummins

Mens Premier Reserve Playoffs 2018
12:45 Burnaby Lake BURNABY LAKE 2 V UBCOB RAVENS 2 Harry Mason
12:45 Prince of Wales Secondary MERALOMA 2 V CASTAWAY WANDERERS 2 Colin Stroeder

Mens Division 1 Playoffs 2018
13:30 Cowichan COWICHAN V BAYSIDE Latoya Blackwood note later kick off time
14:30 Sullivan Heights SURREY BEAVERS AA V VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB Christopher Assmus

Mens Division 2 Playoffs 2018
11:00 Brockton Oval VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB 2 V BURNABY LAKE 3 Brett Haynote
12:45 Kamloops Park KAMLOOPS V BAYSIDE 2 Ben Lambrick

Womens Division 1 Playoffs 2018
11:15 Bayside BAYSIDE V KAMLOOPS Heather Lilburn
11:15 Prince of Wales Secondary MERALOMA V ABBOTSFORD Shanda Mosher-Gallant

Womens Division 2 Playoffs
11:15 Klahanie Park CAPILANO 2 V VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB David Nelley
11:15 Trout Lake SCRIBES V RIDGE MEADOWS Colin Sexton

Mens Division 3 Playoffs 2018
11:15 Klahanie Park CAPILANO 3 V MERALOMA 3 Toby Mustill
12:45 Juan De Fuca WESTSHORE 3 V SQUAMISH Kevin Smith

U23 Playoffs 2018
11:15 UBC UBC 3 V CAPILANO ACADEMY David Holmes
11:15 Eagleridge Field (Harrier Park) UNITED U20 V RICHMOND Brad Schwalger

Okanagan League 2018
13:00 Parkinson Rec Field KELOWNA CROWS V PENTICTON HARLEQUINS
13:00 Salmon Arm SALMON ARM V VERNON

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