Sports

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Spartans’ Yee first across the line
 
Curling for dummies
 
Separate paths for basketball buddies
Hawks take two from Kootenay
 
Hall of Fame night: 3-Field underdogs beat big bases
 
Luyken signing with UBC T-Birds
Kodiaks take sole point in OT loss
 
Smitten by the Mitten
 
Leader of the Pack

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.