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BC Rugby Weekend of September 30th 2023

Vancouver Wave Win Dunbar Keg U20 Title, UVic Defeat TWU in Coastal Cup Clash

The Vancouver Wave won the BC U20 regional title with a 29-19 win over the Vancouver Island Tide. Vancouver were up 17-7 at the half, the Tide closed the gap to 17-12 early in the second half. Vancouver added to their tally to go up 24-12 with still 30 minutes left in the match. The team exchanged tries to push the score to 29-19 with 10 minutes left. Vancouver ran into card troubles and were down to 12 men by the time the final whistle blew, they played tenacious defence to keep the Tide off the score board for the final 10 minutes and hoisted the cup.

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Canada v England Match #2 – September 2023

Rouet Names Roster for 2nd Match Against England – Scurfield Earns First XVs Cap

The roster for Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team’s rematch with England on September 30 has been named by Head Coach Kevin Rouet.

Following a 50-24 loss to England on September 23 in Exeter, Canada will kick off against the Red Roses once more on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET (3:00 p.m. local time). StoneX Stadium in London, the Premier 15s home of the Saracens and Sophie de Goede, McKinley Hunt and Alexandria Ellis, will play host.

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1908 British Lions – Anglo Welsh Tour in Vancouver

British Lions “Anglo-Welsh” Tour of 1908 Stops in Vancouver for One Match on September 26th After 26 Matches in NZ and Australia

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This morning Jason D Beck, the BC Sports Hall of Fame Curator, posted an interesting story to Twitter.

September 26th – On This Day in BC Sport History: 1908

Vancouver hosts the first visit to BC of an international rugby side as the Anglo-Welsh Fifteen (later known as the British Lions) defeat the BC Reps 61-5 at Stanley Park’s Brockton Oval before 2500 spectators who were enthralled by what the newspapers described as the best display of rugby ever seen in BC. BC scored its only try right off the opening kickoff when the large number of Welsh immigrants in the crowd began singing the Welsh hymn ‘Land of my Fathers.’ As the Welsh players stood distracted by the emotion of the moment, the local side went down the field and scored a converted try for five points. The Anglo-Welsh responded by scoring 61 unanswered points.
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BC Rugby Weekend of September 23rd 2023

Coastal Cup Match Pride v UVic; Premier Preseason Bays @ Westshore, Caps @ Lomas, Ravens @ Burnaby: Match Rosters

Coastal Cup

Pacific Pride v University Of Victoria @ 14:30
Referee: Derek Horton AR1: Al Humphries AR2: Jamie Roszel
Venue: MacDonald Park

Week 4 of the Coastal Cup kicks off this weekend but with UBC in France, there’s only the one match, Pride v UVic. The Pride look well ahead in the standings with 3 bonus point wins, a win this weekend would all but seal the deal for the Pride as returning champions. Speaking of UBC it looks like they lost both of their matches on Day 1 in Bordeaux, first against Bordeaux (8-16) and then Cape Town (7-24). On Saturday they’ll play the US team, Atlantic All Stars and then the Australian side from Sydney.

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Kamloops Youth 7s 2023

BCRU Release Kamloops 7s Schedule: September 30th-October 1st

The BCRU bill it as the largest 7s tournament in Western Canada, we count 93 teams entered in 8 divisions. There’s U14 boys/girls, U16 boys/girls, U18 Open boys/girls and U18 Elite (boys/girls). It’s interesting, from a growth demographic perspective, that the largest division is the U16 girls with 20 teams entered. Most teams are from BC but there are a number of Alberta teams entered as well, we count 23 Alberta teams, with a few teams such as SheDevils, Lucky Ladies and 1697 where we’re unsure of their home base.

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BC Rugby Weekend of September 16th 2023

BC Rugby Wrapup for Weekend of September 16th 2023: Premier Preseason Results; Coastal Cup and Dunbar Keg Results

In the Premier preseason it was Westshore defeating CW 28-17 to take the Gerwing Shield a challenge trophy between the Island teams. They’ll defend it next weekend against James Bay. On the mainland, according to BCRU reported scores, it was Meraloma dominating Ravens 48-7 and Burnaby over Capilano 31-19. Burnaby are 2-0 in the preseason defeating both Capilano and Meraloma. Next weekend sees Burnaby host the Ravens, Lomas hosting the Caps and Westshore hosting the Bays. Those games are scheduled to kickoff at 2:30pm.

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