Burnaby Lake women win, but elite men fail in bid for Premier
A Burnaby Lake ball carrier pitches off a pass just as she's caught by a pair of United tacklers in the first half of their BC Rugby Union tier one women's match, Saturday at Burnaby Lake fields. Burnaby won the match 36-12.
Meanwhile, Burnaby Lake's elite men's team will have to take another shot at qualifying to move up to the Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League after they were defeated 24-22 by Abbotsford RFC, who advanced on the strength of three straight victories against one loss in the qualification round.
Burnaby Lake will contest the second round of qualification beginning Saturday against the Bayside Sharks, Vancouver Rowing Club and Velox Valhallians.
In men's first division play, Burnaby Lake beat Abbotsford 44-0.
United's second division men beat Seattle 27-20 at Hume Park while the first division squad fell 28-16 to their American rivals.