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.
THE GAME-DAY 23
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)
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).
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