WOMEN’S RUGBY *GAME OF THE WEEK*
No. 6 Victoria Vikes @ No. 2 UBC Thunderbirds
Saturday, 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT
Video: Canada West TV
A battle of British Columbia hits the pitch as the Victoria Vikes travel to Vancouver to take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a nationally ranked tilt to open the season.
This offseason, the perennial powerhouse UBC Thunderbirds welcomed new blood to their squad with eight new recruits. Headlining the class is scrum-half, Grace Turner. Turner, who is fresh off a stint with Team B.C. at the 2022 Canada games will look to gel with an already established T-Birds roster.
On the Vikes, 2021 U SPORTS women’s rugby Rookie of the Year, Larah Wright, will be heavily involved on the offensive side. Wright led Victoria in tries (3) and points (15), while leading the Vikes to a program-best fourth-place finish in the U SPORTS National Championship.
No. 8 StfX X-Women @ UPEI Panthers
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT
No. 10 McMaster Marauders @ No. 5 Guelph Gryphons
Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT