St. George's Patrick Feng can small the try line during key second-half stretch of Friday's Quad A championship final, but Shawnigan Lake's Ciaran Breen has his ankle, and both Graeme Norris and Nico Falcon close in from the other side. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
St. George's Jacob Murkur navigated the heavy traffic of the SMUS Blue Jags on Thursday, scoring a try as part of a 24-15 Saints' B.C. junior varsity championship win at Rotary Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Bench power rallies St. George’s Saints past SMUS Blue Jags in B.C. junior varsity rugby championship match

ABBOTSFORD — Plucky St. Michaels University School scored three tries, each of which lifted Victoria’s Blue Jags into the lead over their Vancouver arch-rivals, the St. George’s Saints.

The West Vancouver Highlanders Ben Welsh (left) and Adib Vahedi had reason to celebrate Thursday, topping Nanaimo District 36-11 to earn a spot in Saturday's B.C. Triple A Tier two provincial final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Yale's Euan Wiebe (centre with ball) looks to find his way past a pair of Claremont Spartans during B.C. AAA Tier 1 quarterfinals at Abbotsford's Rotary Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Varsity Letters’ ‘All You can Eat’ 05.29.19 report from Day 1 at the B.C. boys rugby championships!

ABBOTSFORD — We have gone final here from Day 1 of the 2019 B.C. boys high school rugby championships from Rotary Stadium. Varsity Letters presents game reports and photos from all five tiers of competition staged today. Enjoy and please come back throughout the week as the final three days of the tourney unfold Thursday through […]

Tyler Duldulao (right, 3) of Vancouver's Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (stripes) goes head to head with Dino Demirovic of Burnaby's Byrne Creek Bulldogs in key zone clash last week. Both teams will be among the contenders for a B.C. Double A Tier 2 provincial title when the B.C. high school rugby championships open a four-day run Wednesday at Abbotsford's Rotary Stadium. (Photo by Rain De Guzman property off Burnaby Lake Rugby Club 2019. All rights reserved)
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Varsity Letters B.C. Rugby Report: Mountain, Handsworth, Tupper help their cause with key zone placement wins

We’ve brought you all of the news from B.C. boys high school rugby’s championship zone matches, but key zone placement games are huge in shaping the look of the five overall provincial brackets up for grabs this week in Abbotsford.Here’s a look at some impact matches you may have missed:R.E. MOUNTAIN 15 SOUTH DELTA 10TSAWWASSEN […]

The Langley Saints (left) and Abbotsford Panthers played for the Fraser Valley title last week. Neither, however, were able to get past the provincial quarterfinal stage held on Saturday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Underdog Rockridge an upset-minded wildcard! Ravens join Shawnigan, Saints, SMUS in B.C. junior rugby Final Four

A wildcard wildcat and Vancouver Island muscle carried the day Saturday as the Final Four for the 2019 B.C. junior boys rugby championships were decided.

South Delta's Niall Cummins (left) is back better than ever from a broken leg and torn ACL suffered on the same hit last season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: Why they don’t come any tougher (or inspirational) than South Delta’s gritty rugby star Niall Cummins

ABBOTSFORD — He never doubted he’d get another chance to pull jersey No. 10 back on, and then like any fly half worth his salt, dig those cleats into the muddy pitch and sell deception to every would-be tackler.

Physical play was a hallmark of Saturday's B.C. Triple A girls rugby final between host Shawnigan Lake (left) and North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles. (Photo by Arden Gill property of Shawnigan Lake athletics 2019. All rights reserved)
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Shawnigan repeats as top-tiered BC girls rugby champs in landmark match marked by retirement of Carson Graham coaches Baker, Pimlott

If you have been a follower of B.C. senior girls high school rugby over the last quarter of a century, then Saturday’s championship Triple A finale was drenched in symbolism and brimming with questions.

St. Michaels University School wing Ty Olynyk (right) looks to keep a step on Brentwood College during the Vancouver Island Double A Tier 1 title match. (Photo by Jody Nishima property of SMUS Athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Vancouver Island 2019 boys championship rugby wrap-up: Stags, Barbs, Jags, Brentwood highlight a talented BC-bound pack

VICTORIA — The Vancouver Island boys rugby championships have set the stage for zone’s top teams to write the final chapters of their respective 2019 campaigns.A total of 11 senior varsity sides from Vancouver Island will take part in the B.C. championship tournament which begins its four-day run Wednesday at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium.Varsity Letters thanks […]