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BC Rugby Weekend of October 7th 2023

Coastal Cup Match UBC Defeat TWU 66-12: Lineups Posted

UPDATE: UBC defeated TWU 66-12 to go 2-2 on the season. Next weekend TWU host the Pride and UBC visit UVic.

It’s a sparse serving of rugby matches in BC on Thanksgiving weekend. There’s an old boys team from Edmonton touring, playing Cowichan on Saturday and the Ebb Tide in Victoria on Sunday and travelling over the Vancouver to play the Twilighters on Monday. Details at the BCRU fixtures page.

There is one Coastal Cup match on Saturday, UBC @ TWU. That match will be live streamed on therugbynetwork.com

UBC are returning from their trip to France at the World University Rugby Invitation tournament. They played some top teams there and were competitive in the matches. In their last outing in the Coastal Cup they put out their non-travelling players and were trounced by the Pacific Pride 80-19. TWU lost their last Coastal Cup match 29-13 to UVic. TWU are winless at 0-3 in the Coastal Cup, UBC are 1-2 in the competition. UBC are ranked #1 in the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship poll, TWU are ranked 6th.

UBC have their top players back for this match, only Callum Arneson retains his starting spot from the Pride match. The McMullin brothers are back in the centres, the halfbacks are Jacob Bourne and James Biss. One interesting positional note, Alastair Marshall who usually plays wing for UBC and played for Canada U20 in that position, is starting at blindside flanker.

TWU have shifted around their roster since their last match, the front row is rotated from the previous match reserves. Josh Halladay and Matthew Willemse return to the roster.

Trinity Western University v UBC @ 14:30
Referee: Chris Assmus AR1: Shanda Assmus AR2: Doug Thorpe
Venue: Langley Events Centre

TWU (Last Coastal Cup Match / This Match)

1 Favour Olaniyan / Ben Graci
2 Joseph Goroza / Seth Klassen
3 Grayson Hardie / Tim Zimmer
4 David Wegert
5 Martin Zubiri / Josh Halladay
6 Caleb Van Til / Genaro Gandolfo
7 Sam Tsoi
8 Nate Schroeder
9 Brady Howlett
10 Josiah Levale
11 Isaiah De Peiza / Liam Olafsen
12 Guiseppe du Toit / Collin Lagat
13 Fynn Murphy
14 Lynden Duggan
15 Connor Gibbons / Matthew Willemse
16 Seth Klassen / Josh Olafsen
17 Ben Graci / Dominik Krajsek
18 Tim Zimmer / Joe Goroza
19 Dominik Krajsek / Martin Zubiri
20 Kyle Finan
21 Collin Lagat / Connor Gibbons
22 Kade Dayton / Guiseppe du Toit
23 Liam Olafsen / Keegan Marengo

UBC (Last Coastal Cup Match / This Match)

1 Thor Noble / Koen Buckingham
2 Tate Hartley / Jacob Bossi
3 Beaudry Leman / Raymond Chou
4 Zilvy Trumpaitis / Izzak Kelly
5 Anokh Gill / Hillyard Carson
6 Ethan Lee / Alastair Marshall
7 Callum Arneson
8 Liam Kinghorn / Sandon Gupta
9 Luka Djurikovic / Jacob Bourne
10 Ben Beauchamp / James Biss
11 Amir Gill / Jared Andrews Almack
12 Max Birtley / Talon McMullin
13 Brady Reeleder / Takoda McMullin
14 Anvith Mulpuri / Lenny Bondau
15 Dillon Hamilton / Caleb Seumanutafa
16 Jordan Kempema / Payton Teneycke
17 Graeme Francolini / Emmet Allen
18 James Notfall / Beaudry Leman
19 Liam Platt / Relmu Wilson-Valdes
20 Aiden Cathcart / Joe McNulty
21 Simon Radcliffe / Ben Martin
22 Manual Boada / Kieran Martin
23 Sam Heward / Niko Andrianos

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