As teammate Chase Marshall (left) looks on, South Delta's Jacob Kirk tackles Braeden Verleur of Robert Bateman during AAA boys senior varsity rugby match last Tuesday in Tsawwassen. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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South Delta rugby: Quite suddenly, spring is also a time to tackle as Sun Devils celebrate a new sports culture

TSAWWASSEN — Last season, perhaps the most talked-about game at the B.C. high school boys rugby championships was the opening-round Triple A contest between Abbotsford’s No. 2-ranked Yale Lions and the lightly-regarded South Delta Sun Devils.

Ethan Lucke of West Vancouver's Collingwood Cavaliers scored a trio of tries last Saturday in a win over Brentwood College at Swangard Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Stadium Series 2018: Collingwood’s calling card? Speedy backs Lucke, Young turn on jets as Cavs avenge Final 4 loss to Brentwood College

BURNABY — The rains eased up just in time Saturday afternoon as the second day of Stadium Series 2018 kicked off at Swangard Stadium.

North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles (white) are the new B.C. Triple A Tier 1 rugby champs. (Photo by Rick MacDonald Photography)
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Carson’s Eagles call on subs to soar, late surge leads to AAA Tier 1 BC title win over Yale

ABBOTSFORD — On the final day of the season, the proverbial gas tank is more often than not half-empty. The Carson Graham Eagles, however, showed how effective half-full could be, leaning on their reserves for some key second-half performances en route to the B.C. senior boys Triple A Tier 1 championship Saturday at Rotary Stadium.

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.

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.