The focus is firmly on club rugby this weekend, as teams try to lock-in their spot for the upcoming playoffs. Teams on the bubble should beware. This Saturday’s results could decide their playoff fates.
The game to watch this weekend in the Women’s Premier Division will be Seattle (8-4) hosting Burnaby Lake (8-5).
Seattle’s championship aspirations were dashed by Burnaby Lake nearly one year ago in the playoff semi-finals, with their lone encounter of 2016 also going in favour of Burnaby Lake by a score of 26-12. The outcome of this one should have a significant bearing on this year’s playoff picture, with both teams right in contention. Kickoff at Magnusson park in Seattle is at 11:30am on Saturday.
In the Men’s Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League, teams finishing #1 and #2 in the standings get a first round bye. Saturday’s 2:45pm tilt at Victoria’s MacDonald Park between James Bay (5-2) and Burnaby Lake (5-1) will likelydecidewho gets that #2 seed, with the loser consigned to a home fixture against the #6 seed on April 16th.Both teams have been off the field for a couple weeks and will come into Saturday’s game healthy and with plenty of motivation.
There will be a moment of silence held before the game to honour former James Bay and Canada forward, Norm Hadley, who passed away this month at age 51.
Capilano-A (4-2) travel to Kelowna (6-0) in what should be a very interesting Men’s Third Division match. It has been ages since Kelowna lost at Parkinson Rec, but Capilano will be hopeful to spoil that streak and cast themselves as contenders for the Division 3A title.Kickoff on Saturday is at 1:00pm.
To see a full list of this weekend’s fixtures, click here.
To see the upcoming playoff structure and schedule for each Division, click on the links below: