It's another B.C. Quad A title for the Shawnigan Lake Stags and another tough loss in the provincial final for the St. George's Saints. (Howard Tsumura, Varsity Letters photo)
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Why Shawnigan Lake’s Stags are the closest thing we’ve seen to a sure thing

ABBOTSFORD — Given both the quality of the opposition and the height of the occasion, it was a moment that served as a very pronounced reason why the Shawnigan Lake Stags are the closest thing B.C. high school sports has ever seen to a sure thing.

St. George's Noah King bulled his way to goal Thursday in Abbotsford, putting his team upon 22-11 in the second half of an eventual Quad A semifinal win over Oak Bay. (Photo -- St. George's athletics file photo)
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Varsity Letters’ Top 5 Players from Day 2 the BC high school rugby championships

Who made the grade and more on Semifinal Thursday at the 2017 BCSSRU provincial championships out here in Abbotsford? Our intrepid Adam Roberts polled the masses, trusted his own eyes, and came up with Varsity Letter’s Big 5, our top 5 players of the day.

The St. George's Saints topped Oak Bay on Thursday by scoring four unanswered second-half tries. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Saints take Oak Bay’s home-run try to heart, turn on jets for Quad A final rematch with Shawnigan

ABBOTSFORD — The Shawnigan Lake Stags didn’t need any cues to ignite their attack on Thursday, their 108-13 win over Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners a reminder to everyone just who the No. 1 program in the province is.

A shutout win by Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags on Thursday over R.A. McMath of Richmond gives the Victoria school a chance to win its thirds straight B.C. Double A Tier 1 title on Saturday. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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All You Can Eat: Our full report from Semi-final Thursday at BC High School Rugby 2017

ABBOTSFORD — It’s a rematch of the Vancouver Island championship final, and for Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags, an opportunity to win its third straight provincial title.

West Vancouver's No. 2 Double A Tier 1 Collingwood Cavaliers got all they could handle from No. 7 G.W. Graham of Chilliwack on Wednesday at the BCSSRU championships (Howard Tsumura, Varsity Letters photo)
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Rugby BC’s open with nail-biters! No. 2 seed Cavs, Lions get huge push from No. 7’s

We’ve provided readers of Varsity Letters with a complete write-through on Day 1 of the B.C. high school rugby championships. Every tier ands every score is covered here, as well as tomorrow’s semifinal matchups and a review of the B.C. Junior semifinals players this afternoon.

Bateman's Sam Davenport was simply unflappable in BC JV quarterfinal win over Brentwood College over the weekend, accounting for 21 points off five penalties and three converts. (Photo by Oswaldo Lopez Dantes)
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Sudden Sam can’t miss, Bateman joins Stags, Saints, Eagles in B.C. JV rugby Final 4

ABBOTSFORD — The Robert Bateman Timberwolves survived a dramatic finish over the weekend, in the process earning an opportunity to fashion a memorable hometown finish to their 2017 rugby season.

Carson Graham fly half Savannah Bauder captured midway through her B.C. title-winning 75-metre run to touch in Saturday's Triple A final at Rotary Stadium. (Photo for Varsity Letters by Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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Bauder-powered Eagles soar! Carson Graham rugby girls ‘Have mojo back’

ABBOTSFORD — Savannah Bauder put on a pair of wobble-inducing, shake-and-bake fakes. Then, answering the requirement of a most desperate moment, she started to run for her life.

Abbotsford senior fly half Tausani Levale completes her high school career by helping lead the Panthers to their first B.C. AA title since 2014, Saturday over Lake City at hometown Rotary Stadium. (Special for Varsity Letters, Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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Abbotsford rugby: Sisterhood of Panthers celebrates first B.C. AA title since 2014

ABBOTSFORD — Tausani Levale could write an entire volume about her B.C. high school rugby experiences with the Abbotsford Panthers. And after what happened Saturday on the pitch at Rotary Stadium, her memoirs will both open and close with championship chapters at the B.C. girls Double-A tournament.