Happy Family Day weekend everyone! We hope you're all making the most of the extra day off and have some great plans, whether they are indoor or outdoor. There are still a handful of rugby matches set for Saturday, so as always here is your weekend preview.
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.
Does your team know they’ve got your support this weekend? Get out on the touchlines and let’s hear those cheers!
Men’s Premier League
Just one match on this weekend, but it's a pretty intriguing matchup. UBC will host Seattle in a match that has plenty of consequences for both sides. The home team will be looking to bounce back after last week's shock defeat to a spirited Capilano team. With rivals UBCOB Ravens two points clear at the top of the table, UBC will be keen to peg them back and assert control in the Men's Premier standings. On the other hand, Seattle will see last week's match on the north shore as a sign that sometimes underdogs come out on top. A victory for the US team would help keep them firmly in the mid-table mix and competing for a place at the Club Finals on May 5th. The match gets underway at the slightly earlier time of 2pm out at UBC.
Women’s Div 1
What's the adage, "work hard, play harder"? Well, the Women's Div 1 teams are taking that to heart with two matches set to kick-off on the family day weekend. United will travel over to Comox Valley for a match postponed from November. United are currently sat at the front of the midfield pack, so a win for them would help narrow the gap to the top three teams. Meanwhile, seventh-placed Comox would be glad to see some more points come their way as they try and push their way up the in the latter half of the season. The match gets underway at the slightly earlier time of 10.45am. In the other match, Simon Fraser will travel to Connaught Park to take on third-placed Meraloma. The last meeting between these teams was a closely fought 12-7 win for Lomas, will this weekend's fixture be as neck and neck? Standard 11.15am KO time applies to this fixture.
UBC and Meraloma will take part in a U23 Exhibition match at UBC on Saturday, kicking off at 1pm. Get along and warm up the vocal cords ahead of the Men's Premier match later that day.