Collingwood Cavaliers' seniors Tyler Preston (left) and Graeme Neill-Klein each lost their Grade 11 seasons to shoulder surgery, but finished their senior seasons as leaders on a B.C. championship-winning team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: Rubbing shoulders with adversity helps Collingwood’s rugby brothers Neill-Klein and Preston fashion a dream ending

ABBOTSFORD — You can never mask elation, yet to see it emerge from the deepest of places in a moment of celebration is to better understand why the best things in life are worth fighting for.

Earl Marriott Mariners players celebrate the program's first-ever B.C. boys high school rugby title Saturday afternoon in Abbotsford. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Mariners find their rugby treasure! With the speedy McMullins carrying the torch, Marriott tops Bateman for Triple A Tier-1 gold

ABBOTSFORD — They celebrated a program first knowing full well that their future is bright.With a starting XV boasting 14 Grade 11 players along with its graduating senior captain Erik Niehbur, Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners are a juggernaut waiting to happen in 2020.But forget about all of that. How about what they did Saturday?“It was […]

Sir Charles Tupper's George Miller (second left)tries to contain his emotion as he is surrounded by his Tigers' teammates after scoring a dramatic late try to insure the school's first rugby victory since the mid-1960s. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Tupper Tigers bring B.C. rugby title back to East Vancouver! First banner since mid-1960s earned after victory over Byrne Creek

ABBOTSFORD — There is a faded banner hanging at East Vancouver’s Sir Charles Tupper Secondary signifying a B.C. high school rugby championships from the mid-1960’s.

Behind the stellar play of Landon Clironomos, Vancouver's Lord Byng Grey Ghosts won their first B.C. senior boys varsity rugby tile in precisely 20 years. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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It was 20 years ago this week! Lord Byng coach Mallette relishes “…a precious opportunity” as Grey Ghosts snap a two decade title drought

ABBOTSFORD — Mike Mallette didn’t need to be reminded that a signature moment had just arrived in his life, and in the lives of the Lord Byng Grey Ghosts rugby program, one which he has made his life’s work.

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.