James Bay defeats VIkes for Barnard Cup

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BC Rugby News – Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

April 21, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – It was Moonlight over MacDonald Park Saturday as the cousins David and John teamed up to earn enough tries for a bonus point between them. We selected them as joint BCRN MVPs today.

There were plenty more tries on the day however as 81 points in total were scored and I don’t know if any penalties were kicked. UVic were first to score and it was 7-0, that was the only lead they would have on the day.

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Vikes #9 Phil Mack would find pressure most of the game from the James Bay defense making sure not to get caught with the ball – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

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Jordan Wilson-Ross on James Bay would prove dangerous on the wing as he attracts the attention of two Vikes players – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

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Boys Highschool athelete of the year, Fergus Hall, looks to line up James Bay’s Jordan Wilson-Ross with the tackle – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

It was 24-14 at half time then with the wind and the slope the Bays outscored UVic 33-10 in the second half. Everyone in Blue looked good and Morgan Williams at #10 may have found a place for himself in his second stage rugby career.

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James Bay’s #12 Morgan Williams takes a Vikes defender to a ride down field – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

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Spence Dalziel hopes that he can find his way downfield easier with his eyes closed as he tries to break Vikes Phil Mack’s tackle – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

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Vike’s Phil Mack’s kick advances the ball by way of his boot before Dalziel runs him down  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

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Vikes Anctil and James Bay’s John Moonlight give their best traditonal Maori impressions hoping that their tongues may give each the added edge on the play – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

The big question everyone is thinking is how will the Bays do in the playoffs minus Tyler Ardron and John Moonlight. Thyssen de Goede wasn’t selected for Glasgow so they’ll retain some of their star power. Bays host the Caps in the semi-finals on May 4th. The Bays also won the Barnard Cup as Island Elite champions.

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Spence Dalziel hoists the Barnard Cup for JBAA Premier Div rugby squad with a win over the Uvic Vikes Saturday afternoon at MacDonald Park – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

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James Bay’s Premier League team poses with the Barnard Cup after a 57-24 win over Uvic. JBAA now enters the league playoffs – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

PREGAME

This will be another crucial game, if Bays win they’ll get a semi-final home game, likely against Capilano. If they lose they’ll likely be on the road for the May 4th semi. They’re tied with Burnaby at 44 points right now, the tie breaking rules are listed below. Their record against each other is 1-1 with the point differential favouring Burnaby. They both have 9 wins, both have 8 bonus points, and I imagine the try count will comfortably favour Burnaby. So I’m guessing if they remain tied on points, Burnaby will get the top spot. UVic are out of the playoffs, so are playing for pride with a chance to spoil the Bay’s home playoff plans. Will Hirayama, Duke or Kleeberger lace up the boots? That could be a game changer, word is Moonlight, Ardron and de Goede will be good to go for the Bays. Bays have too much riding on this one to slip up. Prediction: Bays by 5.

Tie Breaking

The record of the games played between the two teams;

The most wins in league play;

The most bonus points earned in league play;

The most tries scored in league play;

The score differential, points for minus points against, in league play;

The toss of a coin by the Chair of the CC

JAMES BAY

1 Peter Gillespie

2 Sterling Vidalin

3 Russ Ward

4 Nolan Miles

5 Tyler Ardron

6 Matt Heaton

7 Thyssen de Goede

8 Pat Fraser

9 Spence Dalziel

10 Morgan Williams

11 David Moonlight

12 John Moonlight

13 Neil Meechan

14 Jordan Wilson-Ross

15 Brandon Harrison

UVIC

1 Dan Hrycyk

2 Thomas Pynn

3 Mac Bos/Nicolai Seroka

4 Luke Campbell

5 Shea Wakefield

6 Liam Murray

7 Jeff Nishima-Miller

8 Nathan Stewart

9 Phil Mack

10 Pat Kay

11 Luke McClosky

12 Dustin Dobravsky

13 Remi Anctil

14 Beau Parker

15 Fergus Hall

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