The Bayside Sharks will look to get back into the win column this weekend, after back-to-back losses to Abbotsford have dropped their record to below .500.
The Sharks currently sit fourth in the B.C. Rugby Union Division 1 standings with a 6-8 won-loss record. The two recent losses to their Abby rivals – by scores of 49-0 and 41-0 – have made qualifying for the postseason something of a longshot, but Bayside head coach Brad Edmondson still wants his team to finish the spring season on a high note.
“It’s possible, but unlikely that we’ll make the playoffs. We have to catch Abbotsford and they’re going to continue to get points,” he said.
“But a realistic goal for us is to hold onto fourth place, and get back above .500.”
The team has four games remanning, including one Saturday against United Rugby Club, a team the Sharks beat twice before Christmas.
“We’d like to take three of the next four, at least,” Edmondson said.
A win this weekend would also help the young squad get back onto the right path after failing to score a single point in two straight games against Abbotsford.
“They just put it to us in both those games,” Edmondson said. “We’re still a very young team, and they’re just a level above us physically. They grow some big farm boys out there in Abby, and their program has a lot of depth.”
Saturday’s game against United will kick off at 2:30 p.m. at Hume Park in New Westminster.