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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Seattle Saracens Learn BC Premier League Schedule


The spring schedule is out for the Seattle Saracens. Thanks to their 4-2 record (first loss came with their World Cup players missing against a strong Burnaby Lake team and then a loss to a very strong UBC team) in the fall the team has qualified for the BC Premier League for the first time. The Saracens join a strong list of teams that includes traditional British Columbia sides James Bay and UVic from Vancouver Island, Vancouver Rowing Club, Burnaby Lake, Capilano, UBC, UBCOB, and Castaway Wanderers.

The team will play a even four matches on the road and four at home. The season begin on January 30th with a match against UVic and ends on April 9th against UBCOB before the playoffs. The crucial point of the season will come in February when they have to travel on three straight weeks to Vancouver to play Capilano, UBC, and Burnaby Lake. If they can survive that stretch they should be set up well for the rest of the season.

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In addition to their BC Premier League season the team will play the Glendale Raptors on January 23rd. It will be a strong test for both Seattle and Glendale as they each warm up for their respective seasons. Both of their women's teams will also go head to head.

The Saracens have lost some players from last season, including Lou Stanfill to retirement, but they have also loaded up. They've added some recently DI-A graduates as well as one or two new club transfers.

With the match against the Raptors thrown in, the Saracens will play at least nine high level matches between the end of January and the middle of April. That's not as high as the PRP teams but more than teams in the ARP during the spring season.

The Seattle Saracens women sit at the top of the Women's Premier standings with three wins. They season will continue in the spring.

Jan. 23rd: Glendale Raptors
Jan. 30th: @UVic
Feb. 6th: Vancouver Rowing Club
Feb. 13th: @Capilano
Feb. 20th: @UBC
Feb. 27th: @Burnaby Lake
March 19th: James Bay
April 2nd: Castaway Wanderers
April 9th: UBCOB Ravens

5 comments:

  1. Not as high as the PRP eh? You might want to look at the list again.

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    1. That's in reference to the number of matches, not the quality.

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  2. They have also already played 6 matches . . .

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  3. Tough Schedule for Sarries this year. It is no wonder that they stay in the top of the USA Club Rugby rankings.

    Good on Glendale for playing a match against a high-ranking club outside of the PRP. The other top PRP clubs should take notice and do the same.

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