The Bayside Sharks Div. 1 women’s team will take on Cowichan-Westshore in a playoff game this weekend. (Don Wright photo)

Bayside, Surrey rugby clubs set for playoff matches

Men’s and women’s games set for South Surrey Athletic Park and Sullivan Park

A handful of Surrey rugby sides are heading into the playoffs on a roll.

The first round of the BC Rugby Union postseason – for both men’s and women’s divisions – begins Saturday.

Bayside will begin playoffs on a high note, too. The team finished first in the Div. 1 standings – ahead of Abbotsford and the Surrey Beavers – and did so in convincing fashion, after wins in the last two regular-season games gave the South Surrey-based crew a seven-point cushion over the second-place team.

The Sharks have a first-round bye, but will take on United Rugby Club April 27.

The Beavers will be on the field this Saturday, at 2:30 p.m., as they host Abby at Sullivan Park in another first-division playoff tilt. Surrey had the advantage over their Valley competitors during the season, winning three of four games.

Bayside’s top women’s team has a playoff game on the horizon, too, as the Sharks head to Vancouver Island for a quarter-final battle against Cowichan-Westshore, set for 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

The Sharks had a slower start to the season than originally hoped, but rounded into form as the second half of the season progressed, and they’re winners of three straight headed into Saturday’s tilt.

In Div. 2, Bayside and Surrey clubs will be busy as well, with Bayside’s men’s team – which is unbeaten since November – hosting Abbotsford Saturday and the Beavers set to host Burnaby Lake at Sullivan Park. Surrey has only faced Burnaby once this season, winning 43-12 back in September.

Both games begin at 12:45 p.m.

A week later, in women’s second-division play, Bayside will travel to Vancouver’s Rupert Park for a April 27 semifinal game against Scribes RFC.

The Scribes finished the regular season as the top team in the divison, with a 6-1 win-loss record. However, they’re only loss came against the Sharks.



sports@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

BC Liberals firing at NDP due to fact new Surrey hospital not in budget

But Surrey-Panorama MLA Jinny Sims says business case is needed first

White Rock seeks assistance for park rain damage

City applies for provincial funding following closure of Ruth Johnson Park and ravine

United Nations designates Surrey a ‘Tree City’

Surrey is one of 59 cities in the world to receive the designation

In 2019, roughly one person died every three days in Surrey due to illicit drug overdoses

123 people died in the city in 2019, down from the previous year

Surrey RCMP looking for missing boy, age 14

Brayden Ritchat, 14, last seen in the 10800-block of 141st Street in Whalley on Feb. 21

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

B.C. landlord can’t serve eviction notice because tenant is in jail

Homeowner baffled at arbitrator decision based on notice of hearing not being served properly

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Most Read