Friday April 5th was the last day of classes at UBC and the usual celebrations from the students started early. The Beta were at it by 9:00am. A little more than twenty four hours later the Birds Braves and Totems were hosting the Vancouver Rowing Club.
The Totems started the day with a 41-37 result followed by the Braves with a 43-5 result, avenging their initial loss months earlier at Brockton Oval. The Birds ran onto the field at 2:30pm and pretty well quit running at 2:31pm. The Birds embarrassed themselves on the day and went down 20-17 to The jubilant Rowers.
University of Victoria down the Thunderbirds 39-17 at Wolfson field this past Good Friday. The Vikes crossed six times to the Birds three. The game was a lot closer than the score as the Vikes capitalized on a couple of costly errant passes which saw the Vikes waltz into the in goal from 50 and 80 metres.
The UBC Thunderbirds will host the University of California Golden Bears this upcoming Sunday at Thunderbird Stadium with a 1:00pm kickoff and a chance to erase a 10 point margin Cal holds with their 28-18 victory at home last February. The Bears are undefeated this season and I am sure that a win will be first and foremost as far as the Birds are concerned. Come on out and support the Thunderbirds as this will be great contest and a great display of university rugby. Both teams have been doing it for over 100 years!
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