VRC’s Thirds lose in the shield semi-final—

The Thirsty Thirds’ fall season came to an end Nov.17 after they suffered a big defeat in the 3rd Division Shield semi-final. Battling the Bayside Sharks at South Surrey Athletic Park, the Surrey squad proved to be too much for the Rowers as the Sharks piled on try after try, winning the match 51-0.

The thirds will start a fresh season in February. The new spring season may see a revamped 3rd division alignment that may split the current 16-team league into two tiers -possible an eight-team ‘A’ and ‘B’ division.

This Weekend

The Rowers’ first and second squads take to the road this weekend to battle the Surrey Beavers in the VRC’s penultimate games of the first half. Both squads have been idle since Nov. 3 when they both suffered defeats away to Abbotsford. The VRC’s top two teams will be looking to notch a “W” back in the win column and build some momentum before rematches against Kamloops Dec. 1 at Brockton Oval.

1’s

VRC’s firsts (4-2) are sitting in fourth place in the log as the sixth place Beavers (3-4) look to make it two wins in a row after drubbing Seattle RFC 43-0 at home last week. The Beaver’s are hoping to move ahead of Richmond and take sole possession of fifth place with a win over the Rowers.

2’s

The Rowers’ seconds squad (5-1) are currently in third place after suffering their only defeat of the season Nov. 3. The Surrey Beavers (4-3) currently hold fourth spot in the log, four points behind the Rowers, after garnering a bonus point in a tight loss to Seattle – 24-23 – at Sullivan Heights last week. Surrey is hoping to supplant the Super Twos for third place overall with a bonus-point win.

Nov. 24

Kick off at Surrey’s Sullivan Heights Park:
1:00 p.m. Second XV vs. Surrey
2:30 p.m. First XV vs. Surrey

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