Pandas rugby to host pair of 2019 conference games at Foote

    Pandas to host Lethbridge (Sept. 8) and Calgary (Sept. 29) at Foote Field this fall

    By Connor Hood on June 17, 2019

    The Pandas Rugby team will host a pair of conference games in the fall, as Canada West announced the 2019 rugby schedule on Tuesday.

    Coming off an impressive recruiting class, highlighted by four additions out of the Green and Gold Athlete Academy, the Pandas will host Lethbridge in the season-opener on September 8th at Foote Field.

    The 10-time conference champions will also host Calgary on September 29th at Foote. Alberta will also visit Calgary (Sept, 14), Victoria (Sept. 20), UBC (Sept. 22) and Lethbridge (Oct, 5) as part of their six-game schedule.

    The Pandas hosted the 2018 Canada West Championship at Foote Field last October, finishing fourth. The conference playoffs will begin on October 18th with the semifinals, hosted by the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

    The Pandas are looking to get back atop Canada West for the first time since 2014, which was also the last time they qualified for the national championship. The 2019 U SPORTS Rugby Championship will be hosted by the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

    2019 Pandas rugby schedule
    (home games in bold)

    WEEK

    DAY

    DATE

    TIME

    VISITOR

    HOME

    1

    Sunday

    September 8, 2019

    1:00 PM

    Lethbridge

    Alberta

    2

    Saturday

    September 14, 2019

    1:00 PM

    Alberta

    Calgary

    3

    Friday

    September 20, 2019

    5:00 PM

    Alberta

    Victoria

    3

    Sunday

    September 22, 2019

    1:00 PM

    Alberta

    UBC

    4

    Sunday

    September 29, 2019

    1:00 PM

    Calgary

    Alberta

    5

    Saturday

    October 5, 2019

    3:00 PM

    Alberta

    Lethbridge

    6

     

    BYE

     

     

     

     

    PLAYOFFS

     

     

     

     

    7

    CW Semifinals

    October 18, 2019

     

     

    Lethbridge

    7

    CW Final

    October 20, 2019

     

     

    Lethbridge

    8

    U SPORTS Championship

    Oct. 31 – Nov. 3

    Ottawa