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British Columbia Secondary Schools Rugby Union

Welcome to the 2017-2018 edition of the British Columbia Secondary Schools Rugby Union website.  Our organization is committed to promoting the game of rugby as well as improving the standard of play within its member schools throughout the province.  It is dedicated to fostering sportsmanship and fair play among its athletes.  It also assists in the organization of league competition, tournaments and tours as well as other related activities and programs. 

I hope that you will find this website both informative and useful.

Walter van Halst
Commissioner

ABBOTSFORD — Andrew Kraft could appreciate the surreal nature of the moment.

Two years ago, if you had dared breath aloud the fact that the South Delta Sun Devils could win a B.C. boys high school rugby championship at the second-highest tier of provincial competition, the response would have been a lot louder than mere snickers.

Yet as you watched it all unfold Saturday at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium, as Tsawwassen’s finest kept the hometown Robert Bateman Timberwolves at arm’s length for the entire B.C. Triple A Tier 1 title match, you realized just how quickly great coaching and the right collection of physically-gifted and committed players could precipitate a rise.

And anyway you slice it, this has been an epic rise.

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VANCOUVER — If Ethan Lucke had picked another sport to make his specialty, you could quite easily picture him suiting up in any number of different roles.

Perhaps anchoring a defensive backfield in football as a strong safety?

Certainly crouching into the blocks awaiting the starter’s pistol in the 100-metre sprint.

And definitely using that foot speed and anticipation with a glove on his catching hand in centre field.

Alas, football, track and baseball did not end up winning Lucke’s heart.

Rugby did, and on Saturday, as one piece of a total team effort that saw West Vancouver’s Collingwood Cavaliers beat Brentwood College 45-31 for the B.C. Double A Tier 1 provincial title, the easiest way to define how speed set the Cavs apart from the rest of their competition this season was to start with the effort of the team’s Grade 12 back.

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LANGLEY — When you spend your entire high school rugby career growing up in the shadow of Goliath, finally getting a chance to step out into a spotlight of your own can be a little blinding.

“For all these years, Shawnigan Lake has been like a super-hero,” Oak Bay Barbarians’ senior Nick Carson explained on Friday evening. “Just unbeatable. So this means a ton. I knew since the beginning of the season that we could do it. But now that we’re actually here? It’s pretty surreal.”

They’d already beaten the Stags once this season, 20-15 in the Vancouver Island Quad-A final.

Yet taking down the single most reliable program in all of B.C. high school sports in the provincial championship game environment they have come to call their very own by winning it all in eight of the previous nine seasons?

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Vancouver Island, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Surrey and North Vancouver

Stadium Series Round 2: Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Date

Away

Score

Home

Score

Venue

KO

 Thursday May 3

R.A. McMath (LM) 48
D.W. Poppy (FV) 3  D.W. Poppy 4:00 PM

Date

Away

Score

Home

Score

Venue

KO

 Friday May 4

Rockridge (LM) 0  Brentwood College (VI) 61  Shawnigan Lake 1:00 PM

 Friday May 4

South Delta (FV) 22 Claremont (VI) 18  Shawnigan Lake 1:00 PM

 Friday May 4

Lord Tweedsmuir (FV) 72
G.P. Vanier (VI) 5  Shawnigan Lake 2:30 PM

 Friday May 4

Langley (FV) 28 Glenlyon Norfolk (VI) 10  Shawnigan Lake 4:00 PM

 Friday May 4

Sir Charles Tupper (LM) 17 Nanaimo District (VI) 5  Shawnigan Lake 4:00 PM

 Friday May 4

St. George's (LM)* 1st
St. George's (LM)* 2nd
St. George's (LM)* Jr's
12
20
27
 Shawnigan Lake (VI)* 1st
Shawnigan Lake (VI)* 2nd
Shawnigan Lake (VI)* Jr's
36
50
45
 Shawnigan Lake* 4:00 PM

 Friday May 4

Elgin Park (FV) 28 Kelowna (OK) 50
 Kelowna Secondary 2:30 PM

 Friday May 4

G.W. Graham (FV) 24 Clarence Fulton (OK) 5  Kelowna Secondary 2:30 PM

 Friday May 4

Gleneagle (FV) 92 Penticton (OK) 10
 Kelowna Secondary 4:00 PM

 Friday May 4

Handsworth (LM) 20 W.J. Mouat (FV) 36  Rotary Stadium 4:00 PM

 Friday May 4

Sentinel (LM) 10 R.E. Mountain (FV) 17  Rotary Stadium 5:30 PM

 Friday May 4

West Vancouver (LM) 12 Robert Bateman (FV) 51
 Rotary Stadium 7:00 PM

 Friday May 4

Lord Byng (LM)

52 Semiahmoo (FV) 10
 SSAP Field #1 2:30 PM

 Friday May 4

Argyle (LM) 15 Fleetwood (FV) 7  SSAP Field #2 2:30 PM

 Friday May 4

Belmont (VI) 41 Sardis (FV) 28  SSAP Field #1 4:00 PM

 Friday May 4

Yale (FV)** 15
Earl Marriott (FV)** 24  SSAP Field #2** 4:00 PM

 Friday May 4

Oak Bay (VI)* 40  Carson Graham (LM)* 22  Klahanie Park* 4:00 PM

Date

Away

Score

Home

Score

Venue

KO

 Saturday May 5

Collingwood (LM)*** 34  St. Michael's University (VI)***  St. Michael's University*** 3:45 PM

 

LM = Lower Mainland
VI = Vancouver Island
FV = Fraser Valley                                               
OK = Okanagan
KT = Kootenays 

Premier League Match =  *                                  
FV AAA Tier 1 Playoff Ranking Match =  **     
SMUS Alumni Celebration weekend  =   *** 

0211 burgess2 2 jpgLower Vancouver Island Senior Boys Rugby will honour the late Don Burgess with the establishment of a memorial trophy in his name. The trophy will be presented for the first time in May of this year, and recognize the most outstanding local high school player from the 2018 season.

Burgess, who passed away February 6 at the age of 85, was an absolute legend of the game, as a player, coach, administrator and innovator.

Educated at Vic High and then Western Washington University, Burgess went on to teach and coach at both Mt. Newton JSS and then Parkland SS for 32 years. He made a hugely positive impact on literally generations of students and players.

An outstanding rugby player himself, Burgess toured the UK with Canada in 1962, winning headlines in the British press for his superb performances. Two years later, he was part of history, with his contributions critical in British Columbia's famous 8-3 win over the touring British Lions.

At every level, including with his beloved Oak Bay Wanderers, he was renowned for his side stepping ability, deadly accurate kicking and crunching tackles.