Vikes can’t convert a win against rivals James Bay


Sept 14, 2014 (ISN) – VICTORIA— In a close fought match that saw the James Bay AA score first, the
University of Victoria Vikes men’s rugby team ultimately found defeat, losing 34-30
in their second Barnard Cup match of the 2014-5 season.

James Bay got on the board first with seven points that included a messy conversion

The Vikes powered back, adding 14 to the board. James Bay pinged back with an
unconverted try. Going into halftime the Vikes led 17-12.

After standout performances in their first game of the season, captain Remi Anctil,
fullback Fergus Hall and winger Crosby
Stewart all found starting places in
the James Bay match.

Stewart had a noteworthy game, scoring a try and making outstanding breaks and
putting Jame Bays under pressure the entire match with his speed and excellent

Doug Fraser, Kapi Vaitaki and Sawyer
Herron also all scored a try for the
Vikes. Hall collects two penalties and two converts during the match.

In the second half, the Vikes scored early, bringing the tally to 20-12, only to
lose their healthy lead after James Bay put on the heavy forward pressure, pulling
ahead 24-20.

The final score 34-30 includes a last second try for James Bay, who are now 1-0-0
for the season after a bye last weekend. James Bay are the current Barnard Cup
champions, defeating UVic 23-20 in last year’s final.

The Vikes take on the Castaway Wanderers at Wallace Field Sept. 20 at 2:45 p.m.