BURNABY - The 2013 BC Sevens Series will resume this Saturday with the Burnaby Lake Lighthouse Sevens. Burnaby's women's side will look to defend their title and so will returning men's elite champions Seattle.
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Seattle will be looking to fend off BC club sides Burnaby Lake, Bayside, Meralomas, Abbotsford, and the UBCOB Ravens in an eight-team men's elite tournament draw. Also competing in this year's division are South Seas connection and Colombia-bound Canadian Maple Leafs.
The national development program - coached by Shane Thompson and Morgan Williams - will be using the tournament as a final tune up before departing for the World Games on August 2nd-3rd.
Current BC Sevens Series leaders Abbotsford RFC have 8 points in the standings and currently lead the men's field. Meraloma, Bayside and defending Lighthouse champions Burnaby Lake were unable to place high enough at the Vancouver Rugby Sevens in June. Abbotsford have been in top form in several sevens competitions this summer, most recently claiming the SFU Summer Sevens title on July 20th.
Defending series champs Burnaby Lake currently top the provincial standings with 16 points, a full 8 ahead of second-ranked Meraloma. The two sides will be looking to secure more points this weekend when they face off against SFU, Velox, Seattle, Bayside, Abbotsford and a touring side from San Diego.
Last year's Social division winners Youngbucks are back for another year and will be pooled with Bayside, United and the Untouchables. Pool B will feature hosts Burnaby Lake, SFU, Blazers and Meralomas.
The full tournament schedule gets underway at 10:00am without eh Cup Finals slated for Saturday afternoon at approximately 5:00pm.
For more information on the BC Sevens Series including standings, visit www.bcrugby7s.com