Saturday and Sunday saw the Canadian men’s rugby sevens team reach their best ever Vancouver Sevens result with a bronze-medal performance at BC Place. In front of just over 74,000 spectators over both days, the national team had the help of some crucial UBC alumni.
In the 99th edition of the Rugby World Cup Challenge, UBC handed the visiting University of California Golden Bears a sounding defeat at home to win the series on aggregate and take their seventh title in a row.
On Saturday, the Thunderbirds men’s rugby team overcame the Seattle Saracens in a 48–19 win that saw the ’Birds extend their BC Premier League record to 11–1.
The Thunderbirds men's rugby squad outlasted the Pacific Pride, a squad of players put together by Rugby Canada deemed to be 2-3 years out of senior international play.
The Thunderbirds rose to third in the standings in the Canada West Rugby 7s’ Series with a second-place finish at home.
On Saturday, the UBC Thunderbirds men’s rugby team braved rain and cold to decisively defeat Meraloma in a 34–10 game which saw the T-Birds strengthen their position amongst the best teams in the BC Premier League.
Men's rugby dropped the championship final to UVic in an unbelievably close finish while women's hockey had their points streak snapped by Mount Royal.