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Saints stop Poppy

Langley Saints’ Shayaq Rostainjad is tackled by D.W. Poppy Redhawks’ Pawan Sekhon, as the Saints’ Josh Smallwood provides support, during junior boys’ rugby playoff action last week (April 30) at H.D. Stafford Middle School. The Saints won 35-19. - Gary Ahuja/Langley Times
Langley Saints’ Shayaq Rostainjad is tackled by D.W. Poppy Redhawks’ Pawan Sekhon, as the Saints’ Josh Smallwood provides support, during junior boys’ rugby playoff action last week (April 30) at H.D. Stafford Middle School. The Saints won 35-19.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times

The Langley Saints grounded the D.W. Poppy Redhawks 35-19 to place fifth in the Upper Fraser Valley championships.

And both teams now face must-win games if they hope to advance to the top eight Fraser Valley junior boys rugby championships.

The Saints will be in Surrey on Wednesday (May 7) to battle the Elgin Park Orcas while Poppy draws the Robert Bateman Timberwolves in Abbotsford. That game is also on May 7.

The Redhawks senior boys’ rugby team is also in action this week, hosting the Southridge Storm on Thursday (May 8) at D.W. Poppy Secondary in the Fraser Valley AA semifinals.

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