As of December 1st, advent calendars were hung, and kids lined up for their daily sugar bomb hand outs and soon Santa will be on his way. However, before the seasonal festivities can begin there was one more piece of business to tend to as the Second Division drove to Coquitlam to face United RFC. As will happen after 3 months of rugby injuries and as the weather turns colder, there were fewer and fewer players available for selection and attending training. The coaching staff were once again scrambling to fill spots.
Saturday, November 17 saw yet another BC Rugby rarity as a 3 team club played all 3 sides against another 3 team club at a single location, as was Beavers v Sharks 2; The Sequel. The alumni can recall in the late 1970s and the most part of the 1980s (before Premier) when every club had 3 sides. Those were heady times indeed, in the early 80s rugby fashion was the rage with everyone having rugby pants & shorts, but only a few having authentic game used gear, to tell the hard cores from the rugby posers.
To all Surrey Beavers club members young and old here is the list of what your club is doing in the month of December. Though the rugby season will be wrapped up by the first few weekend of December, this does not mean that your club will not be active. In fact, your rugby club has something practically happening on every week up to New Year’s Eve.