World University Invitational Tournament 2019

September 20 2019

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UBC Rebound on Day 2 With 1-1 Record: Face Siberian University in 5th Place Semi-Final

After a heavy loss to University of Cape Town, UBC rebounded with a narrow loss to Bordeaux University (13-8) before defeating NZ Universities 6-3. That record puts them in the 5th place playoffs against Siberian University, the winner of that match will face the winner of Waseda University vs NZ Universities. University of Cape Town look to be clear favourites for top place as they haven't been tested yet, defeating NZ Universities 33-7 and Bordeaux University 52-0 on Day 2.

The match videos from the UBC v Bordeaux University and UBC v NZ Universities are below.

UBC v Bordeaux University

UBC v NZ Universities

UBC Drop First Match to University of Cape Town - Face NZ Universities and Bordeaux University Today

The T-Birds were outmatched in their first game when they ran into a powerful South African side that put 40 points on them in a game of two 20 minute halves. Cape Town had a dominant scrum and maul and won the contact area on most occasions. UBC didn't help their cause with a high rate of unforced errors. The two 20 minute halves are below.

1st half

2nd half

Roster for Game 1

UBC play their final two pool games today (again both 20 minute halves). The first against Bordeaux University at 7:30pm PT and then NZ Universities at 10pm PT. The top two teams from each pool go to the Cup round the bottom two go into the Consolation round.

On Day 1 Bordeaux University defeated NZ Universities 6-5 in a tightly contested match. In the other pool on Day 1 University of Sydney ran out 29-7 winners over Siberian University and Oxford University defeated host Waseda University 3-0.

Roster for Game 2 & 3

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