Burnaby Lake Rugby Club remained unbeaten premier division play following as 27-10 win over UBC Old Boys at home on Saturday.
The win left the Burnaby club with nine points and a single point behind the University of Victoria Vikings, which picked up an extra bonus point in their 34-23 win over Capilano over the weekend.
The Old Boys and James Bay, which Burnaby Lake defeated in the season opener a week earlier, are tied for third place with five points apiece.
“We’ve been needing a competitive game and Saturday was a real challenge,” said Burnaby head coach Kris de Scossa.
With front row forward Micha Gorvorchin and winger Joe Dolesau on assignment with Canada’s national team at the Americas Rugby Championship, de Scossa was pleased with how some of the younger players filled in.
“Where we benefit is we’re in the fourth year of a five-year plan to develop our own local players, and we’ve got better, better and better,” he said. “They are players committed to train full time. They’re dedicated to play a sport that they love.”
Brian Murphy scored his club-best third try of the early season, while Geoff Ryan tallied 15 points, including a brilliant dummy try in the first half to lead all Lakers with 29 total points to date.
Ryan Ackerman also bulled his way into the end zone for Burnaby’s only try of the second half.
Burnaby Lake’s first division men also won their second straight game to start the season, blanking the Old Boys 65-0.
In the third division, Burnaby Lake defeated Simon Fraser University MOB 32-5.
The premier women lost to Kamloops 30-27.
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