WEEK #1 RECAP
The BC Rugby Men’s Division 2 season got underway on Saturday, and the Kamloops Raiders were happy to show off their new downtown pitch at Exhibition Park, as well as their traditional brand of physical rugby to the visiting Scribes RFC players.
Road trips to the interior have proven challenging for Scribes in recent years, especially when the home team comes out in full force, and Saturday’s match proved a continuation of that trend.
Kamloops held the early run of play, and over the course of 80 minutes were able to push 7 tries over the line. Scribes, who had made the journey with only 17 players, battled valiantly to claim 3 tries of their own, but fell short of securing a bonus point for their efforts. Conversions not withstanding, the unofficial final scoreline was 42-17 in favor of the Raiders.
It will be important for Scribes to bolster their numbers in order to compete in Division 2, but the task should be made easier with a pair of games in the Vancouver area coming up on the schedule. Scribes are hosting their first home game of the season on September 16th against Burnaby Lake RC. The following week they will make the short climb up Burnaby Mountain to face the students from SFU on September 23rd.
The Scribes Women’s Team did not have a game scheduled this past weekend, but will be launching their BC Rugby Division 2 campaign this coming Saturday, September 16, at Ridge Meadows.
The Scribes Minis Program hosted their first of two Try Rugby Days at John Hendry Park / Trout Lake on Sunday. The event allowed kids of all ages to discover rugby, practice passing and kicking the ball, and was a great outdoor family activity on a beautiful Sunday morning.
There will be another Try Rugby Day happening this coming Sunday, September 17th. This event, which will also take place at John Hendry Park / Trout Lake, is open to kids of all ages and ability, and is free to attend. It begins at 10am. Parents can contact the Scribes Minis Program leadership team if they have any questions or want to confirm their attendance via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scribes leadership team has equally requested that any club members who are able to assist with organizing and running this event to please step forward by contacting email@example.com.
NEW PLAYERS ARE INVITED TO JOIN SCRIBES RFC
Get in touch with Scribes if you have:
- played high school rugby and want to continue your rugby journey
- played overseas and want to continue playing while you’re staying in Vancouver
- played in BC or other Canadian provinces, but you are looking for a new club
- never played before, but want to give the sport a try