From the Director's Desk
UBC Rugby Newsletter - October 9, 2013
On The Field
UBC hosted four games this past weekend with three of four recording wins on the day. The U 20’s Hawks hosted the University of Victoria in the first game of the day, coming away with a 32-13 win. The Hawks were up at the half with a 24-8 lead and while both teams substituted liberally in the second half the defense of both teams tightened leading to the 32-13 result. Riley Fergus, Harjun Gill, Spencer Miller, Neil Courtney and Ben le Sage crossed the line for UBC. On a side note this is the first time a UBC side has beaten an UVic side since 2008. Well done boys! The Hawks are 2 and 0.
The Totems hosted Abbotsford and fought the good fight but came up short with a 34-26 result in favor of the older, bigger, slower and wiser?? A brace of tries from Zack Brais and singles from Lucas Colbec and Nick Djordjevic along with conversions from Edmund Ong provided the scoring power for the Totems on the day. The Totems are 1 and 2.
The 1:00pm game had the Braves put up another convincing performance against last year’s league champions, Abbotsford. The Braves scored eight tries from eight different players to record a 48-17 victory. Ryan Singleton, Spencer Miller, Gabe Grzybowski, Cam Graham, Manar Kulkhan, Matt Cheong, Riley Fergus and Karsten Leitner were all try scorers while Liam Murphy-Burke was good on five from eight conversions. The Braves are 4 and 0.
The Birds kicked off into sunny skies and their performance on both sides of the ball was brilliant. The defense was on the front foot all day causing many turnovers and the offense was superb with many line breaks and plenty of support. The Birds matched the Braves with eight tries on the day as James Thompson and Nate Rees crossed twice each and single contributions came from Brock Staller, Eric Hunter-James, Quinton Willms and Harjun Gill. Staller was good for three conversions and a penalty while Liam Murphy-Burke was good on an additional three conversions. Final result 55-8 and the Birds share the top of the standings with Seattle RFC. The Birds are 4 and 0.