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Bayside Remembers a good friend to Rugby

Gordy Hosler August 19 1956 – May 9 2015

Gordon Frederick Hosler (Blondie), age 58, passed away May 9, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Gord will be well remembered for his long and dedicated Rugby career. He was an exceptional player during his many years with the Langley Rugby Club.  Gord was a great competitor on and off the field.  He was a true Rugby personality.

Following his playing years, Gord assisted the Fraser Valley in coaching representative Rugby.  Many Bayside players had the opportunity to play for Gord in the McKechnie Cup competition and the Rugby Canada Super League where they won a national title.  

Thank you Gord for being a great Rugby role model, and a great friend to many.   Our deepest sympathies to Gord’s family.  He will be well remembered.

A  celebration of Gord’s life will be held this Saturday, May 23rd, 3:00 PM, at The Langley Rugby Club located at 21280 Crush Crescent in Langley.

BAYSIDE MINI RUGBY GAME NOTICE

Bayside Mini Rugby GR K-5 Away April 26th
Location: Burnaby Lake RFC
Address: 3760 Sperling Ave, Burnaby, BC
Notes: KO at 10:00

Bayside Mini Rugby GR 6-7 Away April 26th
LocationCapilano RFC
Address: 1910 Glenaire Dr, North Vancouver, BC
Notes: KO at 11:30

*Please check Team Snap for any last minute changes or updates

BAYSIDE U16 MAKE IT 3-IN-A-ROW

Bayside Under 16s make it 3-in-a-row with a win against a strong Capilano side, containing some of Caps’ 1st team players, placing the unbeaten Bayside boys at the top of the Spring League.   Bayside U16s again had their lucky charms in the form of 3 Under 15s players, without whom, they would not have had the numbers to make up a team.    Trevor Purcell, Warren Gendall and Keaton Young first played for the older team a few weeks ago, when they assisted them in winning the BC Under 16s Plate and now have clearly earned their positions
Four late withdrawals due to illness and injury left just enough players to make up a team in today’s crucial Spring League game.  This saw team captain, Ronan Clark, move from the tail of the scrum to partner Danny Vasica in the centre, giving the hugely strong prop, Reid Davis, a chance to demonstrate his back-row skills.
Torrential rain tested their ball-handling skills and Bayside allowed themselves to be put under pressure by the better drilled rucking Caps forwards.   Too many penalties were given away and then a cheekily intelligent kick over the head of the Bayside backs, by the Caps No.10, led to a short chase into the Bayside in goal and with a wet sliding ball moving away from the defence, he scrambled to earn Caps a well-deserved try.
The first half continued to be gruelling.   Reid Davis relishing in his new role was a powerhouse and demanded more drive and support from the forwards, before he picked up from the rear of the scrum to use his strength in handing off three defenders and running in a try for Bayside.
The score stayed at 5-7 to Caps into the 2nd half with some exceptional tackling by Warren Gendall on the wing and great covering by the fullback, Keaton Young.   The tackling and jackling by the newly formed partnership of Danny Vasica & Ronan Clark was outstanding and undoubtedly affected the overall result of this game.  Unable to penetrate the Caps defence, the pair continued to pound the opposing backs.   The pressure led to a penalty, which was kicked by Gavin Morrison, putting the home team in the lead by a point; 8-7.
With minutes to go, Tommy Blackburn cleared the ball with a well-placed penalty kick pushing Caps into their 22.   Determined pressure saw the ball pushed out to the left hand side of the field and moved through several hands without a break.   Eventually, Carter McDonald received it 20 metres from the corner.

Bayside U16 Carter McDonald powers through for final try

He powered toward the line, breaking two tackles and, as the final defender looked as if he was about to tackle him into touch, McDonald went low for the line and slid the final few feet over the line to score the final try in the last second of the game.

Bayside U 16 Carter McDonald drives over in the corner

The final score, 13-7 to Bayside.

UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENT

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2015

Rugby Pub Night                                                                                                                             The Tudor Ale House (187 – 176th St, Surrey)                                          Tickets $20 incl Burger and Beer)

Hi Everyone,
I want to personally say a huge thank you to all those that helped make our Mini Rugby Pub Night a great success. From all the generous donations for our Silent Auction to all those that came out to all those that bought Bottle Draw tickets… Thank You! We raised over $4,860. The funds will be going towards subsidizing the Kids Trip to the Shawnigan Lake Tournament this year on Vancouver Island on April 12th.

Thank you again everyone for making it a great night…
Andrew Fiddis
Bayside Mini Rugby Director