UVic Torch -- Spring 2003
Autumn 2003,
Volume 25, Number 1

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Soaking Victory Soaking Victory
Photo courtesy PAUL CARNES, BEd, '72

It was typical November weather at Vancouver's Brockton Oval. Steady, miserable rain. Perfect for rugby. The Vikings left the muddy field that afternoon in 1971 with the Rounsefell Cup provincial rugby championship, defeating the Vancouver Kats 6 - 3.

Victoria College had a long tradition of rugby excellence and this was the first time UVic would taste such success. There was a quick celebration out of the rain, a sip of champagne, then to the ferry for the trip home.

Paul Carnes, BEd, '72 and principal of Williams Lake Secondary School dug through his scrapbook for this photo (he's second from the left). He got to thinking about the old days when he heard the Vikes captured the cup again this spring with a 23 - 17 win over the James Bay Athletic Association.

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