BC Premier Schedules 2017-18

August 11 2017


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BC Premier Schedules Released for Men and Women: Season Starts Sept 9th for Men, 16th for Women


The BCRU have released the Men's and Women's Premier schedules, the other divisions to be released soon pending club review.

A different look in Men's Premier with 11 teams instead of 9 from last season. Two new Island teams Westshore and Nanaimo make the jump and Meraloma replace Rowers as one of the 6 Mainland sides (including Seattle). It will be a 20 match season in a home and away format.

In Women's Premier, they've lost one team, Cowichan deciding to drop down to 1st division, leaving 2 Island teams and 3 Mainland teams (including Seattle). It will be a 16 match season with four matches against each opponent.

Women's Schedule
Men's Schedule

from BC Rugby Union

Vancouver, BC – August 10, 2017: The BC Rugby Men's Premier League and the Women's Premier League, presented by belairdirect, have been set for the upcoming 2017-18 season. With the removal of relegation from the Men's League, the new-look competition now boasts 10 BC Rugby Clubs who are joined by the Seattle Saracens, completing the 11 team, home/away schedule.

The Men's Premier League and Reserve League will consist of the following Clubs:

Burnaby Lake Rugby Club (Burnaby)
Capilano RFC (West Vancouver)
Castaway Wanderers (Oak Bay)
James Bay AA (Victoria)
Meralomas (Vancouver)
Nanaimo Hornets (Nanaimo)
Seattle Saracens (Seattle, USA)
University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
UBC Old Boys Ravens (Vancouver)
University of Victoria (Victoria)
Westshore RFC (Langford)

Kicking off on September 9, the Men's Premier League and accompanying Reserve League will embark on a 22-round regular season before the playoffs which will consist of quarter-finals, semi-finals and then the Championship match at the BC Rugby Club Finals, which are locked in for May 5, 2018.

The Women's Premier League, presented by belairdirect, will get off the ground a week later from the Men's competition, owing to the number of players that are currently in Ireland representing Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup. Starting on September 16, the League will consist of a 20-round regular season before semi-finals and the Finals also to take place on May 5, 2018.

The Women's Premier League, presented by belairdirect, will consist of the following Clubs:

Burnaby Lake Rugby Club (Burnaby)
Capilano RFC (West Vancouver)
Castaway Wanderers (Oak Bay)
Seattle Saracens (Seattle, USA)
Westshore RFC (Langford)

“BC Rugby is working hard to improve the quality of Rugby being played at all levels and we've made changes to the Men's and Women's Premier Leagues to ensure that the bar is continually being lifted,” said Annabel Kehoe, BC Rugby's CEO. "Our goal is to ensure that BC players are being developed to be competitive on a rapidly advancing world-stage and part of our strategy towards that goal is ensuring our domestic competition challenges and excites players."

“It's been a huge team effort to get to this point and I’d like to thank the Competitions Committee and all our stakeholders for supporting this process.”

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