UBC Men’s Rugby Complete Undefeated BC Premiership Season

Vancouver, BC – The first BC Rugby Premier Division season since the pandemic saw the UBC Thunderbirds claim yet another accolade in an impressive season. Toppling the Castaway Wanderers RFC in the finals 48-34, it comes as the program continues to gain momentum. On the backdrop of a sunny but breezy afternoon, the teams took to the South Surrey Athletic Park pitch, where the finals for … Continue reading UBC Men’s Rugby Complete Undefeated BC Premiership Season

GOLDEN GAELS: Queen’s outlasts Ottawa on wet home turf to win U SPORTS title

KINGSTON, ON – The Queen’s Gaels women’s rugby team clinched their first-ever U SPORTS championship in the comfort (or discomfort due to the weather) of their own home Sunday afternoon. They defeated the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 26-18 to capture the Molinex Trophy. U SPORTS MVP Sophie de Goede put up a masterful performance, leading the way for Queen’s with a try, a conversion and … Continue reading GOLDEN GAELS: Queen’s outlasts Ottawa on wet home turf to win U SPORTS title

Thunderbirds triumph against Vikes under rainy skies

VANCOUVER, BC – Torrid conditions could not halt the Thunderbirds men’s rugby team as they took a 22-7 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes. With a multitude of postponements in the Coastal Cup calendar, a packed Gerald McGavin Rugby Pavilion was once again present to witness the first Wightman Boot action this year.  The rain held off just for a moment as the game … Continue reading Thunderbirds triumph against Vikes under rainy skies

UBC Men’s Rugby Fall Against the Vancouver Wave

VANCOUVER, BC – The second game of the Coastal Cup was not the result that the UBC Thunderbirds were looking for, falling to the Vancouver Wave Rugby Union 34-22 in a hard-fought battle.  While skies were grey above Gerald McGavin, the crowd certainly didn’t mind one bit. With both teams based in Vancouver, there were many supporters for both sides in the stands, making sure … Continue reading UBC Men’s Rugby Fall Against the Vancouver Wave

UBC women’s rugby starts strong, defeat UVic in season opener

Vancouver, BC – It was a return to action worth remembering for the UBC women’s rugby squad in Victoria, the Thunderbirds taking on the Vikes in their season opener. With the team heavily favoured to take the Canada West crown yet again, UBC showed off exactly why.  It was Madison Gold that got the action kicked off for the Thunderbirds, scoring the first try of … Continue reading UBC women’s rugby starts strong, defeat UVic in season opener

Two-year break could set 2021 AUS rugby season to be the most competitive in years

HALIFAX, NS – Historically in AUS rugby, it’s been the St. FX X-Women, then everyone else. Since 1998, StFX has won the conference every year except for 2015, which demanded the Acadia Axewomen squeeze by StFX in the final. But, every so slightly over the past few COVID and non-COVID years, the balance of power has been changing. As powerful as the X-Women remain, Acadia … Continue reading Two-year break could set 2021 AUS rugby season to be the most competitive in years

Perfection on the pitch: A look back at the Golden Gaels’ rugby season

Kingston,ON- What do you get when you combine a men’s team angling for a three-peat and a women’s team sick of finishing second? Add in two undefeated seasons and you get the Queen’s Golden Gael’s rugby programs. The Gaels had an impressive season all around, but the fall season was where they truly shone. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams made the playoffs, the … Continue reading Perfection on the pitch: A look back at the Golden Gaels’ rugby season