September Lionheart MVP Brandon Schellenberger - CW, Thunder, Canada U20
We've always enjoyed watching Brandon play, a real gamer, giving it 110%. We watched him during the Canada U20 selection matches, other players getting selected ahead of him, sometimes on reputation, but Brandon was usually the best on the field making tackles on the big forwards, attacking the defence from the scrum-half position and generally showing the X factor that can break games open.
When he got his chance in Romania with the Canada U20 team he delivered, as we knew he would. Good stuff Brandon, you're an MVP for September 2018.
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Position: I started playing at fullback as the needs of the team changed I became a utility back. Even spent a season at flanker. Then made the switch to half back about 2 years ago.
Started playing: I started playing 7’s in middle school in 2011
High School Team: Oak Bay Barbarians
Club Teams: Castaway Wanderers
Best Rugby Moment: Great questions. I have played non stop since 2011 been on many great adventures and have some fond memories Vegas 7’s, Hong Kong 7’s but the one that really sticks out is the one close to home. U18 PRC final against Fraser Valley. Down three points no time left, pinned in our 22. Big break is made then a couple phases later the ball finds me outside and unmarked. I’m in! Games over we won! The side line goes from crickets to an eruption of cheers not sure who was more excited the fans or my Tide teammates. What a way to end that chapter of rugby.
Rugby Goals: Play rugby. Always looking for a game to play in 7’s or 15’s. My goal was making the U20 Canada team. Now it’s time to focus on the Premiership season and see what opens up afterwards.