Redhawks, Eagles both crack top 10 at provincial rugby championships
The D.W. Poppy Redhawks dropped a few spots from their pre-tournament rankings, while the R.E. Mountain Eagles shot up to crack the top 10.
The two senior boys rugby teams were competing at the B.C. high school AA championships, which wrapped up at Abbotsford’s Exhibition Stadium last week (May 28, 29 and 31).
The Redhawks, the Fraser Valley champions, entered provincials ranked fifth and returned home eighth after losing 27-19 to Brentwood College in the seventh/eighth-place game.
Brentwood College was seeded third heading in to the provincial championships.
The Eagles entered ranked 15th out of the 16 teams at the tournament.
And the team lost 42-24 to No. 2 Collingwood in their opening round game. But after that, Mountain tied their next two games — and advanced on tiebreakers with more tries scored — and defeated Sir Charles Tupper 26-24 in the ninth-place game.
Poppy’s Brodie Muench and Mountain’s Chris Jung were named to the Commissioners XV.