1980 photo of three rugby teams and all three reached the BC finals.

The James Bay Athletic Association rugby teams in the 1970's and early 1980's were arguably the best Canadian rugby club teams ever and they may be fairly regarded as a dynasty. The JBAA won seven consecutive Rounsefell cup titles, emblematic of the B.C. Division I club championship, from 1973 to 1980, and eight Rounsefell cup titles in nine years from 1973 to 1982. There is no question that the JBBA was the best team in Canada during this time. Indeed most of the Canadian national rugby team of the time was made up of players from the JBBA including - K. C. Walt, Gary Johnston, Ray Rogers, Hans de Goede, Roy McInnes, Mick Eckardt, Chuck Shergold, Ken Wilkie and Darryl Noullette.

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SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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