UVic Falls to Burnaby Lakes 42-35


Victoria, BC (ISN) – Burnaby Lakes was a double winner Saturday as they defeated UVic 42-23 in Premier Rugby action and 18-17 in Division 1 play.

For the second week in a row, the UVic Vikes (1-6) let victory slip in the final minutes of play, this time falling 42-35 to Burnaby Lake Rugby Club (5-1).

The Vikes had been up 25-24 in last weekend’s match against the UBCOB Ravens before UVic Alumnus Ed Fairhurst converted in the dying seconds to steal the 26-25 win.

Burnaby’s offence was in top form today, crossing over for six tries. BC senior men’s provincial player Scott Mackay recorded two tries for Burnaby, with single tallies also recorded by fellow provincial standouts Nathan Mantle and Esava Nakulanisa.

Adam Martin and Rory Mcdonell also crossed over for Burnaby. Burnaby kicker Geoff Ryan added another 12 points from the tee, slotting three conversions and two penalties.

Some of the action from the game is presented below (Photos by Erich Eichhorn and Devin Milner).

Vikes Nathan Hariyama, would keep the the line out moving up field in Premier League action against the Burnaby Lakers Saturday at Wallace Field – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Tony La Carte of Uvic digs this ball out Sean Duke and company look on from the scrum – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )


6 foot five Brett Beukeboom eyes the goal line as provides a Uvic try in a 42-35 loss to the Burnaby Lakers – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Looking for the ball in the scrum (Photo by Devin Milner)

Going high for the line-in (Photo by Devin Milner)


In Division 1 play Saturday, Burnaby Lakes defeated the UVic Norsemen 18 – 17. Here are a few photos from that game (Photos by Erich Eichhorn – www.allsportmedia.ca).




Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.