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Slotted securely in third place of the Island Premier Division, the University of Victoria Vikes men’s rugby team will have a chance to take down the top team when they welcome James Bay to Centennial Stadium on November 18.

Before the game begins at 7:00 p.m., there will be a special ceremony honouring the members of the Vikes that helped the team win the University Seven’s Championship last season.

James Bay and the Vikes met just two weeks ago, in a game played in extremely muddy conditions that ended tied 10-10.

Last Time Out

A 35-24 loss to the Castaway Wanderers cost the Vikes the chance to defend their title as Barnard Cup champions as they sit 13 points behind second-place Castaway with just two games left to play.

Fourth-year Vike Guiseppe du Toit was named the Muscle MLK™ Vikes Male Athlete of the Week for his performance of four penalty goals and one convert in the loss.

“He’s always been a very talented goal kicker,” said Vikes head coach Doug Tate. “That was some of the best kicking I have seen from him in a while, he was striking the ball very well.”

James Bay helped secure their place at the top of the standings last weekend with a big 35-5 victory over Westshore.

By the Numbers

89: The number of points James Bay has surrendered this season, the least in the Premier Division

2: The number of tries Jonathan Lorimer scored for the Vikes in their game against Castaway

Coach’s Take
Doug Tate, Vikes head coach

“The guys are pretty disappointed about the game last Friday. Squandering a pretty good lead is hard and they are going to be wanting to end the season on a high note.”

“James Bay games are always physical so we have to be prepared to play well.”

Game Info
Friday, Nov. 18 – 7:00 p.m. – vs. James Bay AA, Centennial Stadium, Victoria, B.C. – Buy tickets at www.govikesgo.com/tickets

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