November 2, 2019
It was another outstanding Saturday for Scribes rugby that began in the land of the rising sun and concluded on Canada’s West Coast.
Several members of the club wrapped up an epic journey to Japan for the Rugby World Cup, won by South Africa, while half a world away the Scribes Women and Men made preparations for their own matches.
Scribes Women participated in a jamboree with Richmond and Rowers, though there was a definite lack of hotdogs and juice boxes for this to have qualified as a true rugby jamboree.
The Scribes Men’s match against United RC followed a more traditional structure, with the lads from East Vancouver emerging victorious by a final score of 29-14.
Scribes started slowly, but were able to land a pair of important tries before the half time break. In the second half, Scribes brought plenty of physicality on defense and forced some poor decisions from United that led directly to tries. These markers seemed especially disheartening for United who had held the majority of time in possession and seemed poised to claw themselves back into the game.
The game risked getting a bit chippy in the closing quarter, but despite some raised voices and shirt grabbing, cooler heads prevailed.
The bonus point win vaulted Scribes Men into a tie for third place in the tables alongside Abbotsford, whom they’ll face on November 16.
The Scribes Women will also have next Saturday off, returning to action on the 16th when they face Brit Lions.