BC Rugby Weekend of April 27th 2024

BC Premier Semi-Final Results & Rosters: Ravens and Meraloma Advance to Final – Complete Semi-Final Results for All Divisions

It’s semi-finals weekend with 16 matches in 8 divisions. In men’s Premier it’s #1 Ravens and #2 Lomas looking to book their ticket to the finals with #5 UBC and #6 Westshore looking for the upsets. In women’s Premier it’s #1 UBC and #2 Westshore hosting #4 Capilano and #3 CW.

The weekend wrapped up with the higher ranked teams winning 13 of the 16 matches. The finals are next weekend in Burnaby. Clubs represented on finals day are Ravens (2), Lomas (2), UBC (2), Comox (2), Westshore, Burnaby, Rowers, Abbotsford, United, Squamish, Kamloops, Chilliwack.

UBCOB Ravens 24 v UBC RFC 13@ 14:30
Referee: Saro Turner AR1: CLINT LEMKUS AR2: David Smortchevsky
Venue: Jericho Beach Park

It was Ravens by +11 in a close encounter. Next weekend’s final will see the two top teams in the league during the regular season battle it out, Ravens v Meralomas.


#1 vs #5 in the regular season standings. The Ravens won both regular season matchups, +29 on April 6th and +18 on October 21st.

The Ravens have 2 changes to the starting lineup, Sam Walton-Sexton starts at scrum half instead of Billy Wickham and Nicholas Blain returns to his usual fullback position. The Ravens crushed #3 Burnaby by +61 in their last match and finished the season with a 12-1 record.

UBC have only one change to the starting lineup with Emmett Allen getting the nod ahead of Tate Hartley at hooker. UBC have finished the season on a strong note defeating CW twice in a row, the second win to confirm their place in the semi-finals. They had a 6-7 record in the regular season.

The Ravens go in as favourites having won both regular season matchups and finishing top of the league.

Prediction: Ravens by 7.


1 Josh Tweed
2 Riku Konrad
3 Tom Kaijaks
4 Frank Carson
5 Donald Carson
6 Grant Crowell
7 David O’Donoghue
8 Joe Locke
9 Billy Wickham / Sam Walton-Sexton
10 Aaron McLelland
11 Ethan Berry
12 Harjun Gill
13 Nico Leonard
14 Cole Keffer
15 Jake Gibson / Nicholas Blain
16 Viaan Wolmarans
17 Armin Gurdic / Lachie Gunson
18 Lachie Gunson / Harrison Burgess
19 James Carson
20 Matthew Chan / Trevor Helgason
21 Isaac Kay / Matthew Chan
22 Sam Walton-Sexton / Jake Holmes
23 Aga Ligamy / Augustine Lugoonzo


1 Koen Buckingham
2 Tate Hartley / Emmett Allen
3 Payton Teneycke
4 Hilyard Carson
5 Caden Wilson
6 Sol Jacques
7 Callum Arnesen
8 Relmu Wilson-Valdes
9 Stephen Webb
10 Jacob Bourne
11 Jared Andrews-Almack
12 Talon McMullin
13 Alastair Marshall
14 Niko Andrianos
15 Takoda McMullin
16 Graeme Francolini
17 Emmett Allen / Tate Hartley
18 Thor Noble
19 Joe McNulty
20 Ethan Lee
21 Lenny Bonduau
22 Caleb Seumanutafa
23 Kieran Martin

Meraloma 38 v Westshore 5 @ 15:00
Referee: Bradley Schwalger AR1: Kristine Lovatt AR2: Riley Robinson
Venue: Klahanie Park

This semi-final result was more emphatic with a +33 win for the Lomas. A strong defensive effort limited Westshore  to one try. The Ravens v Lomas final should be a top game with each side claiming a win during the regular season


#2 hosting #6. The Lomas won the head to head regular season match by a narrow +2 back in October. The match is being held at Klahanie Park, home of the Capilano, so Connaught Park must be unavailable this weekend.

The Lomas have made a number of changes since their last match, a +24 win against Capilano. Jalan Farris returns to the roster to captain the side from #8. Giovanni Guizetti moves to second row. Doug Fraser gets the start at inside centre and Louis Whelan returns to the roster to claim the starting #15.

Westshore have made one change to the starting lineup that upset Burnaby in the quarter-finals. Darian Morrison gets the start at inside centre with Liam Clark moving to the reserves.

The Lomas go in as favourites finishing the season with only one loss and a 12-1 record, Westshore had an up and down season finishing 5-7 but came up big last week to upset Burnaby and qualify for the semis. Losing home field advantage may be a factor but how much will it affect the result?

Prediction: Lomas by 6.


1 Geoff Brooks
2 Gil Cann-Vaana / Mark Rickard
3 Conor Turley / Conor O’Flaherty
4 Finton O’Sullivan / Giovanni Guizetti
5 Brian Hayden / Finton O’Sullivan
6 John Willis / Corne Ludick
7 Ethan Jaques / Evan Galvin
8 Giovanni Guizetti / Jalan Farris
9 Peter Hurst
10 Trent Ormsby
11 Dewi Williams / Keith Graham
12 Conrad Kutia / Doug Fraser
13 James McTurk / Manuel Bustinduy
14 Keith Graham / Dewi Williams
15 Jordan Wilson Ross / Louis Whelan
16 Mark Rickard / Gil Cann-Vaana
17 Tom Webb
18 Conor O’Flaherty / Conor Turley
19 Evan Galvin / John Willis
20 Corne Ludick / Ethan Jaques
21 James Frankenberger
22 Doug Fraser / Conrad Kutia
23 Manuel Bustinduy / James McTurk


1 Justin Tasse
2 Brian Waraba
3 Kane Perrett
4 Brian Ndirangu / Matt Weir
5 Matt Weir / Brian Ndirangu
6 Jade Billington
7 Tom Heuser
8 Alvin Otieno
9 Grayson Perry
10 Malcolm Klaver
11 Braeden Bespalko
12 Liam Clark / Darian Morrison
13 Jeff Oluoch
14 Nelson Oyoo
15 Johnstone Olindi
16 Matt Evans
17 Nathan Groenewold
18 Daragh Carroll
19 Brayden Gray
20 Payton Gibson / Mark Discombe
21 Darian Morrison / Payton Gibson
22 Alex Mentiply / Liam Clark
23 Hudson Poppitt / Alex Mentiply

Women’s Premier

Vancouver Thunderbirds 48 v Capilano 0 @ 12:45
Referee: Benjamin Lambrick AR1: Kevin Heieis AR2: Lola Vaaranpaa
Venue: UBC- Gerald McGavin Centre

Westshore 33 v Castaway Wanderers 17 @ 12:45
Referee: Julianne Zussman AR1: Chris Horsley AR2: Jamie Roszel
Venue: Juan De Fuca

Men’s Premier Reserve

Meraloma 14 v UBC 19 @ 12:45
Referee: Riley Robinson AR1: Kristine Lovatt AR2: Jamie Overgaard
Venue: Klahanie Park

UBCOB Ravens 57  v Westshore 5 @ 12:30
Referee: David Smortchevsky AR1: CLINT LEMKUS AR2: Simon Whyte
Venue: Jericho Beach Park

Women’s Div 1

Burnaby Lake 41 v Kamloops 12 @ 12:00
Referee: Rachel Morrison AR1: Michael Landiak AR2: Tom Williams
Venue: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club

Abbotsford 17 v Meraloma 44 @ 11:15
Referee: Brittany Blackford AR1: Nathaniel Hight AR2: John Hight
Venue: Abbotsford Exhibition Park

Men’s Div 1

Abbotsford 83 v Port Alberni Black Sheep 14 @ 13:00
Referee: Nathaniel Hight AR1: Brittany Blackford AR2: John Hight
Venue: Abbotsford Exhibition Park

Vancouver Rowing Club 62 v Bayside 0 @ 14:30
Referee: Doug Thorpe AR1: Andrew Owen AR2: Matthew Myers
Venue: Brockton Oval

Women’s Div 2

Comox Valley Kickers 27 v Nanaimo Hornets 7 @ 11:15
Referee: JT ZHANG AR1: Dwayne Mills AR2: Tim Stokes
Venue: Cumberland Village Park

United RFC 5 v James Bay AA 0 @ 11:15
Referee: Miriam Sobrino AR1: Emily Krack AR2: Darryl Lucas
Venue: Centennial Secondary School

Men’s Div 2

Axemen Rugby Club 33 v Meraloma 0 @ 12:45
Referee: John Cameron AR1: Jeremy Duncan AR2: Mark Abercrombie
Venue: Howe Sound Secondary

Kamloops 38 v Kats RFC 26 @ 13:30
Referee: Lance Davison AR1: Samson Kinloch AR2: Breanne Campbell
Venue: Kamloops Exhibition Park

Men’s Div 3

Chilliwack Crusaders 18 v Axemen Rugby Club 5 @ 12:45
Referee: Phil Webster AR1: Peter MacDonald AR2: Trevor Honey
Venue: Chilliwack- Yarrow Sportsfield

Vancouver Rowing Club 15 v Comox Valley Kickers 19 @ 12:45
Referee: Andrew Owen AR1: Sam Klein-Laufer AR2: Matthew Myers
Venue: Brockton Oval

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