Graeme Neill-Klein of the Collingwood Cavaliers powers his way through the heart of the Rockridge Ravens' defence in Thursday's Lower Mainland New Zealand Shield AA final at Brockton Oval. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Earl Marriott's Takoda McMullin is hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates after his convert kick Wednesday gave the Mariners' a stunning walk-off win over Yale in the last-ever Fraser Valley championship title match. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Brothers in arms: Marriott’s Takoda and Talon McMullin bring high drama to win over Yale in FV’s swan song title game

ABBOTSFORD — In the final Fraser Valley boys championship game ever played in any sport, the Brothers McMullin were the truest definition of rugby brothers in arms.Takoda McMullin’s successful convert kick at the absolute death of the game clock stood as the winning points Wednesday afternoon at Rotary Stadium, giving Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners a […]

Langley's Htoo Htoo feels the contact of Dan Dong's hard tackle Thursday in the Fraser Valley junior boys rugby final at Abbotsford's Rotary Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys JV rugby: Abby surge carries Panthers past Langley in FV final! Full junior boys B.C. Elite 8 draw is here

ABBOTSFORD — Lockhart MacGregor and Lennon Sharpe each scored a pair of tries and Ethan Beltran supplied a steady toe as the Abbotsford Panthers defeated the Langley Saints 34-27 at Rotary Stadium to win the Fraser Valley junior boys rugby championship..Locked in a 12-12 deadlock over the latter stages of the first half, the Saints […]

St. George's Dillon Hamilton (with ball), pictured here during the 2018 New Zealand Shield final against Carson Graham, scored a try as part of his team's LM semifinal win over Handsworth last week. The Saints and Eagles clash again for the Mainland bragging rights on Thursday at Brockton Oval. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. High School Rugby Report 05.20.19: Get ready for St. George’s vs. Carson Graham, Collingwood vs. Rockridge in New Zealand Shield title tests

Welcome to Varsity Letters’ weekly B.C. boys high school rugby report. Conference semifinals dominated the landscape as Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland teams geared up for title tilts Wednesday and Thursday.

Yale's Brayden Stewart feeds the dangerous Lions' attack which was able to feast on the South Delta defence in Thursday's Fraser Valley Triple A Tier 1 semifinal played at the Abbotsford school. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Yale’s pace wins race against No. 1 Sun Devils, pushes Abby’s Lions into FV AAA rugby title tilt against old foe Earl Marriott

ABBOTSFORD — Surrey’s Earl Marriott Mariners are about as expert a source as you’re apt to find on preparing for the Yale Lions within the high-stakes atmosphere of a B.C. high school rugby post-season.

Collingwood's Sebastian Hutton goes airborne in his team's Hatch Shield win last week against the Rockridge Ravens in North Vancouver. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters BC Rugby Report 05.13.19 edition: Saints, Sun Devils and Cavs highlight three tiers of impressive victories

Welcome to Varsity Letters’ B.C. boys high school rugby report.Here’s a look at match reports from the past week:QUAD APREMIER LEAGUENo. 2 ST. GEORGE’S 34 at No. 4 OAK BAY 24VICTORIA — If you’re the visiting Saints, it wasn’t a bad way to move from the regular season to the playoffs.St. George’s, in much the […]

After winning its first game on the final day of the regular season, Burnaby's Byrne Creek Bulldogs are playoff bound in their first-ever season of play. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Byrne Creek rugby’s historic first win! Said ‘Dawgs head coach Stefanon: “You would have thought we had won just won a B.C. title”

BURNABY — The greenest team in B.C. senior boys rugby has done nothing but grow over its first-ever season. On Thursday at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex however, the hometown Byrne Creek Bulldogs enjoyed an historic coming of age.

Shawnigan Lake's Dakota Stevenson (right) gets grabby with Carson Graham's Austin James during Stadium Series Premier League clash Friday at Klahanie Park. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Blair.photo 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters B.C. High School Rugby Report Stadium Series Rd. 2 edition: Stags, Saints, Barbs, Sun Devils all part of our 15 match reports

LANGLEY — Welcome back to a full slate of action in the world of B.C. boys high school rugby. Key weekday matches as well as round two of Stadium Series 2019 highlight the docket:

St. George's Connor Palmer (centre) was a handful for the Shawnigan Lake Stags in Saturday's B.C. senior sevens provincial final. (Photo by Jon Hayduk property of St. George's athletics 2019) All Rights Reserved)
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It’s home, sweet home as St. George’s wins BCSSRU’s B.C. Sevens! Saints combine the best of their “…run, pass, catch” to top Stags!

VANCOUVER — They’re entirely different games, yet St. George’s head rugby coach Mike Stiles can clearly see the common threads which run through both his Quad A No. 2-ranked 15-man squad and his more streamlined squad which on Sunday finished a two-day run by capturing the BCSSRU’s provincial sevens title on their home field.

North Vancouver's Carson Graham Eagles lost in last season's New Zealand Shield clash at Brockton Oval (above) but managed to win a Premier League Quad-A rematch last week at Klahanie Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)