Mark Wyatt in action

Mark Wyatt in action

Mark Wyatt on the cover of Time magazine

Mark Wyatt emerged from Victoria High School to become one of the most elegant yet lethally dangerous rugby players Canada has ever produced. He was only five-foot-nine and 160 pounds but overcame that to become one of the finest fullbacks and goal kickers in the world. His career with the University of Victoria Vikings, Velox of the Island Union, Crimson Tide nationally and Team Canada Internationally was nothing short of dazzling as he lifted Canada to rugby respectability in the 1980's. Mark earned his first international cap in 1982 at age 20. In his 29 brilliant Test match appearances over 10 years, he became Canada s leading international points scorer of the day. Mark played in the 1987 and 1991 World Cups of rugby, captaining Team Canada in the latter. Three times he was named to the All World XV, which is essentially the world all-star team. He played in their celebrated fixture at Australia's Bicentennial in 1988 scoring a try and dominated with his kicking. He was twice named Victoria male athlete of the year.


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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