Here are the games taking place in the BC Rugby senior divisions this coming weekend. As divisions start to wind up for the Christmas break, teams will be focused on rounding off their fall seasons with a bit of cheer, but who will come out top on Saturday? As always, you can see full fixture lists here as well as comprehensive results & standings for each league just by following the link underneath each division preview.
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Men’s Premier League
James Bay will be keen to pick up back to back wins when they play host to UVic Vikes. Connaught Park will be the venue for a clash between Meraloma and Capilano, the North Vancouver side looking to stay in touch with the teams at the top of the table. Burnaby Lake will make the journey south of the border to take on Seattle while a top of the table clash between UBC and UBCOB Ravens at Jericho Park promises to be an engaging matchup. Conversely, the two bottom-placed teams, Westshore and Nanaimo, will meet at Juan De Fuca in an all-island clash.
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Men’s Premier Reserve
The same matchups from the Men's Premier League take on new meaning in the Premier Reserve Division. Meraloma 2 will view their match up with Capilano 2 as a chance to chase the top two spots in the league. Seattle 2 will have a stern challenge when they take on the visiting Burnaby Lake 2, the Lower Mainland team has only lost one match so far this season. UBC 2 vs. UBCOB Ravens 2 is no longer a top of the table clash, but will doubtless have passion running high when the two teams meet. Finally, Westshore 2 will look to take the lead of the mid-table teams when they face off against Nanaimo 2.
Women’s Div 1
Just one match in Women's Div 1 this weekend, with Bayside Sharks hosting Comox Valley Kickers in a game postponed from October. A win for Bayside will see them stay close on the heels of the top teams in the league, while a victory for Comox will see them take strides to catch up to 5th place United.
Men’s Div 1
After securing victory over Bayside Sharks last weekend, division leaders Surrey Beavers AA will look to assert their dominance in a match against Vancouver Rowing Club at Sullivan Heights. It's a close run race for second place in the division, so Bayside will travel to Langley keen to get back into winning ways. Meanwhile over on the island, Comox Valley will play host to visitors Cowichan.
Women’s Div 2
There is only one match in Women's Div 2 this weekend, with Vancouver Rowing Club 2 travelling over to the island to play Westshore 2. Westshore might be bottom of the table, but their one victory of the season came earlier this month in the same matchup at Brockton Oval. Doubtless, they will look at this weekend's match as a great opportunity to finish the season on a high.
Men’s Div 2
Kamloops have an opportunity to rise to second place in the table when they travel to face Abbotsford 2. There are mid-table clashes between Langley 2 and Kelowna Crows 2 at Crush Crescent and Scribes and Simon Fraser RC at Gordon Park. Finally, United 2 will have a tough encounter when they host second-place Burnaby Lake 3 at Town Centre South.
Men’s Div 3
Connaught Park will be the setting for a top of the table clash between leaders Squamish and Meraloma 3. The hosts will be keen to make a serious dent in their opponents lead in the division standings before the Christmas break. At the other end of the table, Surrey Beavers AA 3 will take on Richmond at Sullivan Heights while Chilliwack will host Ridge Meadows.