With Sunday’s gold medal victory at UBC, Vikes finish the 7s season having claimed top spot at all three Canada West Rugby 7s Series events.
It marks their second straight unbeaten season after the Vikes finished 2020 with a 15-0 record.
Meanwhile, hosts Thunderbirds settled for silver in their home event.
“Two good teams giving all they’ve got out there,” said UBC head coach Dean Murten. “I just think unfortunately in this contest we didn’t have the strength and depth, UVic have got a good strong program, they’ve got all their players fit and healthy and just a bit more composure when they’ve got the ball, they don’t panic. They played a really quality game and no panic, no stress and trusted each other.”
Murten added: “We now know that this is no longer an exhibition sport. It’s a sanctioned Canada West competition which is really good to see. UBC did a great job hosting and the quality of the Rugby was excellent especially as we came into the championship final, so it was a great event and will only get stronger in years to come.”
TWU Spartans finished sixth overall, posting a 1-3-1 record, including a victory over Fraser Valley.