Written By: Mark Janzen Yes, there’s a respect between the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia. “But as soon as the whistle blows, it’s full on,” says fifth-year UVIC fly-half Guiseppe du Toit. “We just like to get after each other.” Such is the case when it comes to the best university rugby rivalry in Canada and an annual match-up that features two of the best university programs in North America competing for an historic prize. When they get together, they play for the coveted Wightman Boot – bronzed rugby cleat that could tell rugby tales into...
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Written By: Doug Crosse (with notes from Frankie Deges) It would not be hyperbole to state that the Canadian men’s national rugby team is on the precipice of its most important pair of games in a couple of generations. Waiting for Canada in Vancouver on January 27th is an Uruguay team that has been improving year over year with four players who ply their trade in Europe, and 12 players that were involved in the last World Cup. And it is a team that has an impressive 9-2 record in the 2017 calendar year, including a 17-13 win over Canada...
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