Vancouver, BC - March 9th, 2018: The 2018 Vancouver Rugby Festival has come to an end after a fantastic second day of rugby, this time under sun-drenched skies. Despite playing in excess of 50 matches in the cold and wet just 24hrs earlier, there were no signs of fatigue in the teams as play got underway at UBC’s Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre.
The improved weather conditions brought out plenty of spectators, giving the day a wonderful atmosphere and lifting the teams with their cheers and applause. Happy to step up to the plate, players produced fantastic performances on the field, showing exactly why Rugby Sevens is such an entertaining sport.
While every team wanted to get their hands on the coveted silverware, only three teams could climb on the podium for each division. Fierce competition commenced as teams battle through the knockout rounds, equal mixtures of heartbreak and jubilation dealt out with each final whistle. As the sun began to dip, the Age-Grade divisions lined up for their medals, presented by BC Rugby President Sam Shorter. This just left the NextGen Women's and Men's divisions to be decided. As the headline acts in the Festival, there was a good amount of expectation, and they certainly delivered. The crowds were on the edge of their seats through both finals, right down to the last kick off the ball.
BC Rugby would like to thank all of the teams, coaches, managers and medical staff for making such a great competition. A special mention to all of the volunteers who dedicated their time and skills to bring the festival together. Finally, a thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support of rugby in the Province.
Full results – Click Here
To view a selection of photos from the tournament, visit our gallery - Click Here (more images coming over the weekend)
For information about the Vancouver Rugby Festival visit bcrugby.com/vanrugbyfest
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|U16 Boys||U16 Girls||U18 Boys||U18 Girls||NextGen Women||NextGen Men|
|First Place||Edmonton Gold||BC Rugby Gold||BC Rugby 2||BC Rugby White||UVic Vikes||BC Rugby|
|Second Place||Earl Marriot||BC Rugby White||BC Rugby 1||BC Rugby Blue||BC Rugby||Bayside Fiji Blond|
|Third Place||VRU||BC Rugby Blue||Earl Marriot||Edmonton Gold||CWU||UBC|