The stage is set for the final weekend of rugby at the Velox Rugby Club in Saanich.
Capilano RFC will be the last visitor to 3957 Gordon Head Rd., facing the Velox Valkyries premier women in their B.C. semifinal at 1 p.m. on Saturday ((May 2), followed by the Velox’s Div. 3 men, sometimes known as the Threevers, also a B.C. Rugby Union semifinal.
After 46 years in Saanich, Velox is relocating to the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre for next season, becoming the Westshore Velox RFC.
Saturday is actually a triple header as North Vancouver’s Snowcaps visit the Velox-based Ebb Tide (over-40 men) with kickoff at 11:30 a.m.
Velox’s first division men, the Valhallians, ended their season last week with a 51-30 loss to the Port Alberni Black Sheep despite tying it 30-30 to force overtime. It’s also ends Velox’s hopes of returning to the men’s CDI Premier League for at least another season.
The Black Sheep advance to the provincial semifinals for non-premier club teams, though they’ll face the Seattle Saracens, the sure favourite to advance to the premier league next season.
Velox’s veteran-stacked third division team defeated Comox for the Island championship, 65-0. Word is the lopsided score didn’t reflect the effort put in by the opposition, who ran hard all day.
Velox’s second tier women also ended their season on Saturday, dispatching Nanaimo 72-17.