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 Men’s Rugby take down TWU to kick off Coastal Cup

VANCOUVER, BC – Spectators packed the Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre on a sunny Saturday afternoon, taking in the UBC Thunderbirds’ return to their home ground. The T-Birds men’s rugby squad last played at home against Berkeley 573 days ago, the wait finally over.  The Trinity Western Spartans were the first test that awaited them in the new Coastal Cup, a newly established high-performance championship in … Continue reading UBC Men’s Rugby take down TWU to kick off Coastal Cup

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