BC Rugby Weekend of March 9th 2024

BC Premier Week 10 Results & Rosters: Lomas Top UBC, CW Defeat Westshore, Pride Fall to Burnaby, Vikes Beat Bays

There are four matches this week, Caps and Ravens have a bye. There’s four weeks left after this week so points are especially important for teams trying to stay within reach of a playoff spot. The UBC game vs Lomas should be streamed on The Rugby Network.

UBC 22 v Meraloma 50
Referee: Cole Pedrick AR1: Saro Turner AR2: Phil Webster
Venue: UBC- Gerald McGavin Centre

The only result we had right this weekend, the Lomas with a +28 win. That result puts the Lomas in 1st place, now 4 points ahead of 2nd place Pride and 6 points ahead of 3rd place Ravens who had a bye week. UBC remain in 8th place, a point behind UVic in the race for the final playoff spot. Next week the Lomas have a bye week while UBC host Capilano.


#7 hosting #2. Lomas coming off an impressive +49 win over UVic, UBC lost by 12 to Burnaby last week.

UBC have a consistent roster with Joe McNulty coming into the roster at blindside flanker and Caden Wilson coming off the bench to start second row.

The Lomas don’t have their roster at time of writing, we’ve posted their previous roster and will update later (roster updated).

UBC currently are sitting in 7th place which is the last playoff spot, they need a couple of wins in their remaining 5 games to stay ahead of UVic. The Lomas are likely going to finish in the top two and secure a home semi-final. Their impressive win last weekend looks like they’re back on form.

Prediction: Lomas by 8.

Meraloma (rosters listed as previous week/current week)

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


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

Westshore 24 v Castaway Wanderers 43
Referee: Julianne Zussman AR1: Jamie Roszel AR2: Olivia Ross
Venue: Juan De Fuca

A dominant +19 win for CW that gives them a solid hold of 5th place, and with the Pride not eligible for post season play, that means a home field quarter-final. Westshore remain in 6th place with Vikes and UBC in close pursuit, two of the three teams will make the playoffs. Next week CW host the Ravens and Westshore host James Bay.


#6 hosting #5. Westshore lost by 13 to the Ravens last week, CW had a bye week.

Westshore missing their NZ tighthead prop this week. The rest of the roster looks similar to last week when they gave the on form Ravens a close match. Peyton Eagar is back in the roster in the reserves.

CW coming off a bye week so should be rested. They thumped the Bays in their last outing. They have a stable roster and have shifted around some of the forwards and rotated their front row. The backline remains unchanged.

CW might have dominance in the scrum in this match with Westshore missing their starting tighthead. Westshore might have an edge in the expansive game with a number of former Kenyan 7s players in the backline. It should be an interesting match and entertaining for 80 minutes. We’ll give a slight edge to the home side.

Prediction: Westshore by 2.


1 Justin Tasse
2 Brian Waraba
3 Kane Perrett / Nathan Groenewold
4 Adam Beaupre / Brayden Gray
5 Brian Ndirangu
6 Jade Billington
7 Tom Heuser
8 Alvin Otieno
9 Malcolm Klaver
10 Payton Gibson
11 Nelson Oyoo / Alex Mentiply
12 Jeff Oluoch
13 Darian Morrison
14 Braeden Bespalko / Nelson Oyoo
15 Johnstone Olindi
16 Matt Evans
17 Nathan Groenewold / Simeon John
18 Simeon John / Daragh Carroll
19 Brayden Gray / Seth Recalma
20 Matt Weir / Peyton Eagar
21 Mitch Buie
22 Josh Nordstrom
23 Alex Mentiply / Braeden Bespalko


1 Jace Peters / Gavin Kratz
2 Jack Wallace / Jacob Bossi
3 Gavin Kratz / Denver Fatt
4 John Humphries / Tom Davidson
5 Tom Davidson / Nick Carson
6 Gord Kehoe / Steve Pyke
7 Ollie Nott
8 Nick Carson / Gord Kehoe
9 Zech Pilgrim
10 Andrew Easson
11 James Mitchell
12 Sion Griffiths
13 Shane Rikley-Krindle
14 Jordan Ng
15 Gareth Sandner
16 Jacob Bossi / Jack Wallace
17 Denver Fatt / Jace Peters
18 Antonio Corbin / Chris Carson
19 Steve Pyke / Conor McKenzie
20 Ayo Ogunlabe
21 Matt Sutherland / Keegan Hall
22 Gabriel Smith / Brandon Schellenberger
23 Keegan Hall / Rio Apt

Burnaby Lake 15 v Pacific Pride 5
Referee: Benjamin Lambrick AR1: Rachel Morrison AR2: Johnny Bay
Venue: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club

Another solid win for Burnaby, keeping the young guns to only 5 points is a testament to a strong  defensive effort. Burnaby with a solid hold on 4th place and a home field quarter-final. Pride drop to 2nd place. Next week Burnaby host UVic while the Pride have a bye.


#4 hosting #1. The Pride with a +10 win over Caps last week, Burnaby with a +12 win over UBC last week.

The Pride have Tyler Matchem back in the lineup at tighthead and only one other change to the starting pack, Alistair Bruce starts and Jaiden John moves to the reserves. In the backs the only new player coming into the roster is Justin Taylor at fullback.

Burnaby are missing Jamie Kelly at hooker and Siaki Vikilani in the reserves. Kimi Vunituraga returns to the roster at wing and Sam Williams gets the start at outside centre.

The Pride didn’t look that convincing against the Caps, a team that haven’t won a game all year. Burnaby proved they can out muscle the younger sides against UBC but they’re missing a couple of their impact players. Uncertain about this one, in previous matchups Burnaby do well in the early going and the Pride overtake them in the last 20. We’ll see how it goes this week but we have to give the edge to the team at the top of the standings.

Prediction: Pride by 3.


1 Sam Miller
2 Sam Mace
3 Theo Espagnol / Tyler Matchem
4 Ben James
5 Jaiden John / Alistair Bruce
6 Braden Bruce
7 Von Richardson
8 Matt Klimchuk
9 Brady White / Jesse Kilgour
10 Mark Balaski
11 Ian Jones / Andrew Cooper
12 Tyler Buchanan / Kyle Tremblay
13 Liam Poulton
14 Andrew Cooper / James Thiel
15 James Thiel / Justin Taylor
16 Noah Kyneston / Jesse Mackail
17 Griffin Phillipson / Theo Espagnol
18 Conor Williams
19 Alistair Bruce / Jaiden John
20 Charles Taimani
21 Jesse Kilgour / Neil Trainor
22 Kyle Tremblay / Tyler Buchanan
23 Ty Driscoll


1 Luka Bradley
2 Jamie Kelly / Evan Mackey
3 Bryce Worden (c)
4 Cooper Johnston / Lucas Albornoz
5 Lucas Albornoz / Leo Chen
6 James Catterson
7 Jack Bolton
8 Taitusi Vikilani
9 Reid Watkins
10 Ethan Turner
11 Hayden Mulgrew / Kimi Vunituraga
12 Neil MacLaine
13 Scott Barr / Sam Williams
14 Jack Brady
15 Ethan Dromgool
16 Evan Mackey / Chase McCrum
17 Lalit Bharadwaj
18 Cass Kocevar
19 Siaki Vikilani / Josh Halladay
20 Leo Chen / Dom Baptista
21 Jeke Gotegote / Mohi Parata
22 Mohi Parata / Jeke Gotegote
23 Lynden Duggan / Ezequiel Rossetti

University Of Victoria 30 v James Bay 19
Referee: Derek Horton AR1: Chris Horsley AR2: Carter Haddow
Venue: U Of Victoria- Wallace Field

A strong +11 win for the Vikes keeps them in the playoff race in 7th place. The Bays remain winless and remain in last place. Next week the Vikes visit Burnaby and the Bays visit Westshore.


#8 hosting #10. The Bays coming off a bye week, UVic lost by 49 to the Lomas last week.

The Vikes are in a bit of a slump, losing large to the Lomas last week, they haven’t fully recovered from losing their starting centres after the winter break. They’ve made a few changes to the roster, Josh Petrov comes off the bench to start at second row. Josh McIndoe comes into the roster to start at inside centre.

The Bays haven’t published their roster yet (now updated). The Bays have the potential of adding a number of 7s players to their roster, the 7s team won’t be in action until Hong Kong in April. I have a feeling the Bays will have a super-charged roster this week, we’ll see. Based on that inkling we’re giving them the nod this week (Jake Thiel, Josh Thiel, Jack McCarthy, Mostyn Findlay added to previous roster).

Prediction: Bays by 2.


1 Brent Hamberg
2 Phoenix Moller
3 Nic Willey / Owen Kokan
4 Alex Gordon / Josh Petrov
5 Brendan Kim
6 Jordy Auger
7 Jaxson Jones
8 Muiredach Casey
9 Chris Gamage
10 Alex Gamage
11 Marcus Lott / Dylan Cleaver
12 Dylan Cleaver / Josh McIndoe
13 Lockart MacGregor
14 Ethan Smith / Marcus Lott
15 Morgan Di Nardo
16 Sully Curran
17 Owen Kokan / Nic Willey
18 Brighton Feldman
19 Josh Petrov / Alex Gordon
20 Lucas Okano / Ryder Heaney-Corns
21 Jackson Graf / Lachlan Crooks
22 Matt Bennett
23 Edan Lewis / Jackson Graf


1) Dakota Lachance
2) Wyatt Pilz / Dave O’Connor
3) Aiden Vachon
4) Jack MacIntosh
5) Asfi Saeed
6) Andrew Montgrand
7) Jeremiah Gonevou / Tom Richardson
8) Tom Richardson / Jake Thiel
9) Crosby Stewart
10) Mike Nieuwenhuysen / Josh Thiel
11) Malik James / Mostyn Findlay
12) Tom Burton / Mike Nieuwenhuysen
13) Liam McGuckian / Tom Burton
14) Craig Mitchell-Hermann
15) Keegan Neary
16) Luke Feraco
17) Toby Ng
18) Tyler Grom / Moe Steves
19) Teigan White / Jeremiah Gonevou
20) Dave O’Connor / Jack McCarthy
21) Mark Yuen / D’Shawn Bowen
22) Joeli Gonevou / Nicky Mouret
23) D’Shawn Bowen / Kai Khan

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