The time for waiting is over. The hard work has been put in over the bleak winter months: now it is time to put it into practice.
Opening weekend of the BC Rugby Spring Senior Season sees 21 games taking place across the lower mainland.
BC Rugby Men’s Premier League, presented by Onni
Five matches take place on opening day of the BC Rugby Men’s Premier League, presented by Onni. 2018 and 2019 champions UBCOB Ravens begins its campaign for a “three-peat” with a tough home fixture against Westshore RFC. Chris Assmus will referee the highly-anticipated Jericho Park Beach clash.
Castaway Wanderers takes on Burnaby Lake RFC at Windsor Park, while Meraloma RFC faces Vancouver Rowing Club at Connaught Park. Elsewhere in the Men’s Premier League, James Bay AA kick offs with a trip to UBC and University of Victoria Vikes hosts the Pacific Pride at Wallace Field.
Women’s Premier League
The Women’s Premier League returns with two mouth-watering fixtures on opening weekend. 2019 champions Capilano RFC travels to UBC to face the Thunderbirds, while Castaway Wanderers hosts Westshore in what will no doubt be an entertaining battle!
Men’s Reserve/Division 1
Four big games kick off the Men’s Reserve/Division 1 league this Spring season, in revitalized format. 2019 Men’s Premier Reserve League champions UBCOB Ravens hosts Westshore RFC, while the 2019 Division 1 champions Bayside Sharks takes on Cowichan RFC in South Surrey. UBC hosts Langley RFC at Gerald McGavin Centre and Meraloma RFC kicks off against Vancouver Rowing Club.
Men’s Division 2
There is just one fixture from Men’s Division 2 taking place on opening weekend as Scribes RFC hosts Simon Fraser Rugby Club at Rupert Park.
Men’s Division 3
Five games take place in the Men’s Division 3 this weekend, with 2019 champions Axemen handed a bye. Burnaby Lake RFC hosts Kelowna RFC, while Scribes RFC has a tough opener against Bayside Sharks. The long-awaited return of the Meraloma Rogues sees them up against Kats in its first match of the new season. On Vancouver Island, UVic Vikes plays Castaway Wanderers and Comox Valley faces Nanaimo Hornets.
Women’s Division 1
In the Women’s Division 1, four exciting matches take place on opening weekend with Meraloma RFC hosting Simon Fraser Rugby Club. Vancouver Thunderbirds plays United RFC, while Cowichan RFC travels to Bayside Sharks. Burnaby Lake RFC head to the Island to take on Castaway Wanderers.