BC Rugby provincial club finals set for May 11, 2013

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Andrew Smith

May 6, 2013, Vancouver, BC (ISN) – A total of seven provincial club finals will be staged in Victoria and Vancouver this Saturday as the British Columbia Rugby Union gears up for its championship weekend.

The Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League Rounsefell Cup Final will be staged at the University of Victoria’s Wallace Field, the first time the top flight competition has returned to Vancouver Island since the UVic Vikes were crowned champions in 2010. This year’s title match will feature the surprise top-ranked Burnaby Lake Rugby Club and perennial finalists James Bay Athletic Association. Burnaby Lake will be well represented in the Wallace Field triple-header as their first division side will take on the UVic Norsemen for the Ceili’s Cup, and their women’s premiership squad will scrum down against defending champs Velox Valkyries for the coveted Gordon Harris Memorial Cup.

West Vancouver’s Klahanie Park will feature four finals with the men’s Third Division and Tier Two Oakanagan Spring Brewery League championships underway at 11:00am. Capilano will feature in both Third Division finals taking on the Brit Lions of Delta in Tier A and Abbotsford RFC in Tier B. Abbotsford will also look to lift titles in both Okanagan Spring Brewery matches as they take on the Surrey Beavers in League Two and Vancouver Rowing Club in League One.

General admission for both venues will be $15 for adults and $10 for youth and students with valid ID cards.

Full match previews to be provided later in the week.

FINALS AT WALLACE FIELD, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

General Admission Tickets: $15, $10 for Youth (Under 15 or students with valid ID)

12:00pm Women’s Adidas Premiership – Gordon Harris Memorial Cup

Burnaby Lake Rugby Club vs Velox Valkyries

2:00pm Ceili’s Cup Men’s First Division Final

Burnaby Lake Rugby Club vs UVic Norsemen

4:00pm Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League Final – Rounsefell Cup

James Bay Athletic Association vs Burnaby Lake Rugby Club

FINALS AT KLAHANIE PARK, WEST VANCOUVER

General Admission Tickets: $15, $10 for Youth (Under 15 or students with valid ID)

11:00am Division III – Tier A Final

Brit Lions vs Capilano(A) RFC

12:40pm Division III – Tier B Final

Capilano(B) RFC vs Abbotsford RFC

2:20pm Okanagan Spring Brewery Men’s League 2 Final

Surrey Beavers Athletic Association vs Abbotsford RFC

4:00pm Okanagan Spring Brewery Men’s League 1 Final

Vancouver Rowing Club vs Abbotsford RFC

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