Okanagan, Kootenay, Interior League Updates - Summer Rugby in BC
We sometimes forget we have summer club rugby in BC, in the regions that, like the rest of Canada, get snow in the winter. The regions fall into the categories of Okanagan, Interior and Kootenays.
Currently in the Okanagan the Vernon Jackals are on fire, they hit the news with a story in the Vernon Morning Star, Jackals seeking threepeat in rugby
. They're reigning Okanagan Valley champions and will face the Penticton Harlequins on July 7th. The winner will represent the region in the Saratoga Cup.
In the Kootenays, only two teams this year Elk Valley and Rocky Mountain. Elk Valley won the Saratoga Cup in 2013 but it looks like Rocky Mountain are the leaders in the region this year having won all 3 matches to date.
In the Interior it's Terrace, Prince George, Williams Lake and Prince Rupert. The Terrace Northmen won the Saratoga Cup last year and in 2016 and look on track to three-repeat as they're undefeated in their region so far this year.
The BCRU haven't announced the dates for the 2018 Saratoga Cup, last year it was the end of July, on the 29th and 30th in Penticton.