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Rugby’s biggest rivalry will benefit Victoria Hospice

Castaway Wanderers player Matt Buckley slips under James Bay
Castaway Wanderers player Matt Buckley slips under James Bay's Russ Ward, left, Jeff Williams, top, and the delightful Hugo Belanger, right, during a 2011-12 CDI Premier League rugby game at MacDonald Park in James Bay.
— image credit: Sharon Tiffin/News staff

It’s the biggest and baddest rugby rivalry in Victoria, and possibly the biggest team rivalry of all the city’s sports teams.

The blue-clad James Bay Athletic Association visit the red and black Castaway Wanderers at Windsor Park on Saturday (Feb. 23) as CDI

Premier League men’s rugby returns from a three month break.

Half of the gate’s proceeds will be donated to the Victoria Hospice.

Saturday is a doubleheader, as the respective first division teams will kickoff at 1 p.m., followed by the premiers at 2:45 p.m.

Victoria Hospice provides quality end-of-life care.

In other CDI Premier rugby action the UVic Vikes host Bayside (Surrey) at Wallace Field, also at 2:45 p.m. in the Island’s Cowichan Cup, Velox Academy hosts Cowichan at 1 p.m. and Velox Valhallians hosts Nanaimo at 2:30 p.m.

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