UBC Thunderbirds 2014

World “News” Cup Set to Resume on Sunday 1pm at Thunderbird Stadium: T-Birds Down 33-24 on Aggregate

posted March 18 2014
from Tyler Ireland

UBC is ready to face their rival the University of California Golden Bears in the second leg of the ‘World Cup’ series. Kick-off is on Sunday at 1:00 PM at Thunderbird Stadium. Cal comes into the game with a 33-24 aggregate lead.

The ‘World Cup’ is an annual tradition that dates back to 1921 and features a trophy named after the Vancouver World Newspaper. The trophy is awarded to the team that has cumulated the most points in the two game series.

Since 2006 Cal-Berkeley has had the upper hand over UBC, and has won the last seven ‘World Cups’.

The Thunderbirds hope to add to their successful season, which has seen the team win 14 out of their 15 games. Highlights of UBC’s season has included beating the University of Victoria in the ‘Wightman Boot’ series, and winning the Las Vegas Collegiate 7’s tournament.

Cal-Berkeley is always a perennial powerhouse in American college rugby and they have gone undefeated this season as well. They have walked over all 15 of their opponents and recently beat Oregon State University 134-0.

Both teams will be ready for the final and deciding game of the 93rd annual ‘World Cup’ series.

*March 23, 2014 | Men’s Rugby | UBC Thunderbirds vs. Cal Bears | 1 PM | UBC Thunderbird Stadium*

from Leon Denenfeld
posted March 14 2014

Join the Thunderbirds on March 23rd as UBC hosts CAL Rugby in the second stage of the 2014 “World Cup” at UBC Thunderbird Stadium.

Recap of leg 1 – http://gothunderbirds.ca/news/2014/2/15/RUGM_0215142108.aspx

The game will kick off at 1pm at Thunderbird Stadium.

Tickets are available online here:



at the box office at Thunderbird Stadium starting at 12noon on March 23rd.

The World Cup, named after the Vancouver World newspaper, has been played every year since 1921 and has become one of the most intense cross border intercollegiate competitions in North America. The coveted prize was donated by former Vancouver World publisher John Nelson. The Thunderbirds are in search of their first World Cup since 2006.

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