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Robert Bateman's Sam Davenport makes his break to the try line during the recent B.C. Triple A Tier 1 championships in Abbotsford. An SFU football recruit, Davenport is also a part of the Game Day XXIII B.C. AAA Dream Team team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C.’s best Triple-A boys rugby players! Meet the Varsity Letters/BCSSRU 2019 Game Day XXIII Dream Team

LANGLEY — We opened our look at B.C.’s best high school rugby players, by tier, with our Tuesday look at Double-A. 

It’s Wednesday and time to shift attention to the Varsity Letters/B.C. Secondary Schools Rugby Union Triple-A team, one defined by not only a heavy Fraser Valley flavour, but by its exclusive public school membership.

Abbotsford, Delta’s Tsawwassen neighbourhood, and South Surrey dominate the selections, but there is still plenty of representation from the Okanagan, North Shore, Langley and Vancouver.

As we said off the top yesterday, in an attempt to be as representative as possible of the entire breadth of the schoolboy game in B.C., the BCSSRU has widened its overall focus to select teams for each of its three classifications of play: AA, AAA and AAAA.

In keeping with rugby’s 23-man game-day roster, here is Varsity Letters’ B.C. Triple A XXIII with an explanation of positions included below.

Takoda McMullin of the B.C. Triple A Tier 1 champion Earl Marriott Mariners is a part of the B.C. Game Day XXIII. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)


B.C.’s BEST 


1 Phoenix Moller (Abbotsford-Robert Bateman)

2 Jayce Webster (Abbotsford-Yale)

3 George Piper (Abbotsford-Robert Bateman)

4 Erik Niehbur (Surrey-Earl Marriott)

5 David Begin (South Delta)

6 Andrew Kraft (South Delta)

7 Tayton Geinger (Abbotsford-Yale)

8 Sam LaRoue (Surrey-Earl Marriott)

9 Sam Davenport (Abbotsford-Robert Bateman)

10 Rhys James (Kelowna)

11 Evan Patterson (South Delta)

12 Talon McMullin (Surrey-Earl Marriott)

13 Takoda McMullin (Surrey-Earl Marriott)

14 Landon Clironomos (Vancouver-Lord Byng)

15 Ben Welsh (West Vancouver)

16 Kyle Morfitt (Langley-R.E. Mountain)

17 Cole Roberts (West Vancouver)

18 Dax Searle (Surrey-Earl Marriott)

19 Quentin Watt (Vancouver-Lord Byng)

20 Steele Young (North Vancouver-Handsworth)

21 Teague Arseneau (Abbotsford-Robert Bateman)

22 Finn Hussey (Kelowna)

23 Liam Crosby (Abbotsford-Yale)

(Coming Thursday — Our look at Quad-A)

Landon Clironomos, of Vancouver’s Lord Byng Grey Ghosts put the icing on a stellar 2019 campaign by being named to the B.C. Game Day Triple A XXIII. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)

By The Numbers

Players listed 1-15 are intended to be as position-specific as possible as per 1-loose-head prop; 2-hooker; 3-tight-head prop; 4-second-row, 5-second-row; 6-blind-side flanker; 7-open-side flanker; 8-No. 8; 9-scrum-half; 10-fly-half; 11-left wing; 12-inside-centre; 13-outside centre; 14-right wing; 15-fullback.

Players listed 16-17-18 are mainly front-row types.

Players listed 18-19-20 are primarily second row and back row types.

Players listed 21-22-23 are reserve backs at any position).

Cole Roberts of the West Vancouver Highlanders earned B.C. Triple A Game Day XXIII honours for 2019. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)

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