Club rugby season kicks off on September 19th

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Saturday is a rugby day, but this Saturday in particular promises to be outstanding.

Canada’s Rugby World Cup campaign begins in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday, September 19th at 6:30am PDT against Ireland. 

Following that match, the club rugby season begins across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Competitions include:

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The BC Rugby broadcast team will be at Klahanie Park to bring fans live streaming coverage of UBCOB Ravens at Capilano RFC, starting at 2:45pm on

There have been some structure changes to the Premier Men’s Competition. A Premier qualification round, which runs from September to December, will see 11 clubs vying for 9 spots in the Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League. The pared down 9 team competition then begins in late January, 2016.
Mainland division (6 clubs advance):
  • Burnaby Lake RC
  • Capilano RFC
  • Meraloma RC
  • Seattle Saracens
  • UBC Thunderbirds (2014 Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League champions)
  • UBCOB Ravens
  • Vancouver Rowing Club
Island division (3 clubs advance)
  • Castaway Wanderers
  • James Bay AA
  • UVic Vikes
  • Westshore Valhallians (formerly known as Velox Valhallians)

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