Jock Talk: Rugby invades Windsor, UVic fields

Rugby fans are in for an action-packed weekend. In men’s premium league play, Oak Bay’s Castaway Wanderers cross town to James Bay this Saturday, åFeb. 3, while at the University of Victoria campus, the Vikes hosts Nanaimo. Both games kick off at 2:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, the Castaway Wanderers 2 team visits James Bay while UVic 2 welcomes Nanaimo 2. Both games start at 12:45 p.m.

While the Vikes men’s and women’s cross country teams compete in Edmonton today (Friday, Feb. 2) and both men’s and women’s basketball teams visit the University of BC, the women’s field hockey team is in Duncan Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4 for the BC Senior Indoor Tournament.

In high school basketball, the senior Oak Bay boys host Mount Doug Secondary on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. before returning Thursday, Feb. 8 to host Claremont at 7:30 p.m.

Turning to spring sports, registration is now open for Carnarvon Ball Club’s baseball and softball programs. Regular baseball registration runs until Feb. 15, followed by late registration with a $50 surcharge through March 2.

Regular softball registration runs until March 1, then we charge $50 extra for late registration up until March 9.

Learn more about both at

Spring registration is also underway at Greater Victoria Minor Football for youth from kindergarten to Grade 8. Learn more at

In women’s soccer, the Div. 1 Castaways FC hosts the Finlayson turf to play Vic West FC this Friday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. The next day, Saturday, Feb. 3, the Div. 1 Bays United FC faces Prospect Lake at Layritz at 5 p.m.

In men’s play, Friday, Feb. 2 has the Div. 3A Bays United FC meeting Gorge at 7 p.m. at Hampton Park before the Div. 1 Bays United team welcomes the Vantreights to the Oak Bay High pitch at 8 p.m.

Colin Gall writes Fridays about coming sports events.

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