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.

Carson Graham fly half Savannah Bauder captured midway through her B.C. title-winning 75-metre run to touch in Saturday's Triple A final at Rotary Stadium. (Photo for Varsity Letters by Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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Bauder-powered Eagles soar! Carson Graham rugby girls ‘Have mojo back’

ABBOTSFORD — Savannah Bauder put on a pair of wobble-inducing, shake-and-bake fakes. Then, answering the requirement of a most desperate moment, she started to run for her life.

Abbotsford senior fly half Tausani Levale completes her high school career by helping lead the Panthers to their first B.C. AA title since 2014, Saturday over Lake City at hometown Rotary Stadium. (Special for Varsity Letters, Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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Abbotsford rugby: Sisterhood of Panthers celebrates first B.C. AA title since 2014

ABBOTSFORD — Tausani Levale could write an entire volume about her B.C. high school rugby experiences with the Abbotsford Panthers. And after what happened Saturday on the pitch at Rotary Stadium, her memoirs will both open and close with championship chapters at the B.C. girls Double-A tournament.