Vikes rugby upset reigning champions Capilano RFC

Club rugby season starts with UVic Vikes and James Bay winning on week one, Castaway Wanderers lose

National team rugby sevens captain Phil Mack was solid in his home debut with the UVic Vikes  men’s team in CDI Premier League play after missing last year with injuries.

The Vikes surprised visiting Capilano of North Vancouver at home on Wallace Field winning 30-24 on Saturday.

Mack scored two tries, one of them a 50-yard run, kicked a drop goal from near the sideline, and was “unbelievable” at scrum half, Vikes coach Doug Tate said on the Vikes website.

“That was a career game.”

Keaton Styles and Aaron Johnston each scored a try for UVic, and Patrick Kay kicked two try conversions and two penalty goals for 10 points.

Elsewhere in the premier league James Bay took a huge 28-24 win over the Meraloma RFC in Kitsilano. Fly half Connor Braid kicked a drop goal, a try conversion and scored a try, with tries from Jeff Hassler, Jim de Goede and Nate Waldman.  Oak Bay’s Castaway Wanderers fell 20-10 to Burnaby Lake.

New this year is a second team from Saanich’s Velox RFC called the Velox Academy, which has entered the Island’s first division with the Velox Valhallians. On Saturday the Valhallians bettered the Academy 52-6 at Velox field.

Visitors wallop Vikes rugby women

After a rough opening weekend of CIS play the UVic Vikes women’s rugby team will host the Alberta Pandas at UVic’s Wallace Field on Saturday (Sept. 28), 5 p.m.

The Vikes are coming off heavy one-sided losses at home, 49-5 to the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Friday, and 47-3 to the Calgary Dinos on Sunday. First-year player Dacey Livingstone scored the only try of the weekend against Lethbridge, and Alana Cryer scored the only kicking goal, a penalty against the Dinos.

sports@vicnews.com

Just Posted

UVic second best comprehensive university in Canada: Macleans

B.C. schools take top two positions on yearly list

Langford woman charged after allegedly racking up $10,000 in loans using stolen identity

A 32-year-old Langford woman faces theft, fraud, and impersonation charges

Cruise ships leading culprits in rising greenhouse gas emissions at Ogden Point: report

The GVHA released its Emissions Inventory Report just days after City asks for restrictions

Saanich man charged in cross-border drug smuggling operation pleads guilty

William Milton Barnes was charged following a six-month joint investigation

Saanich safety upgrades, bike lane extension on Finnerty Road near completion

Raised instersection and sidewalks part of safety improvements near UVic

VIDEO: B.C. man’s yard comes alive with grizzlies at night

Malakwa man has captured images of 12 different grizzlies on video

POLL: Do you think the day of the federal election should be a statutory holiday?

Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the… Continue reading

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Tickets available for Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame dinner and induction

Ryan Cochrane, Mike Piechnick and Rob Short among the inductees

Suspect hits woman with pipe, jumps into waiting truck in downtown Nanaimo

Police say victim believes ‘vicious assault’ was an attempted purse-snatching

ICBC willing to loosen grip on driver claim data, David Eby says

Private insurers say claims record monopoly keeps them out

B.C. principal suspended for failing to help student who reported inappropriate touching

Principal didn’t remove student from the teacher’s class nor call the parents within a reasonable time

Port Moody mayor goes back on unpaid leave during sex assault investigation

Rob Vagramov said he intends to return as mayor in three or four weeks

Most Read