The University of Victoria Vikes men’s rugby team came home from Nanaimo with a convincing 64-7 victory over the Hornets on Oct. 13. Ollie Nott touched down four tries for the Vikes and extended his try scoring streak to five games and now has scored nine total on the season.
After Victoria had a disappointing trip to Burnaby on Sept. 29 before the Thanksgiving break, the Vikes turned in a convincing performance with a great display of defence and passing against the Hornets.
“We were relentless on defence today,” said Vikes head coach Doug Tate. ” We kept the pressure on them for the full 80 minutes and forced them to make mistakes that we were able to capitalize on.”
Victoria also welcomed Canadian national player Isaac Kaay to their squad today, who played his first game of the season in the blue and yellow. Kaay had great first game scoring two tries in his debut.
The Vikes begin the game scoring three quick tries from Liam Morrison, Kaay and Nott to put them up early in the match.
The Vikes held a 40-0 half time lead and ultimately finished the game posting a 64-7 victory.
“It was easily our best game of the season, ” commented Tate. “I was impressed with the sharpness of our passes and the unselfish play from everyone in our line-up. I have to give credit to the Hornets as they continued to run at us and stick their tackles despite the game getting away from them before the first half was complete.”
The Vikes will host the UBC Thunderbirds at Wallace Field on Oct. 20 in a game that will count toward the Legends Cup and the BC Premier League standings.
1st 2nd F
VIC: 40 24 64
NAM: 0 7 7
Ollie Nott (4T), Bowd (1T, 7C), Kaay (2T), Morrison (1T), Mahon(1T), Martin-Feek (1T)