High School Rugby - May 2019

May 14 2019


Island High School Rugby Update and Provincial Rankings

from Island High School Rugby

Boys' high school Rugby on Vancouver Island enters the final stages of competition with five playoff games taking place this week.

First, in the May 13 City Junior Boys final, SMUS, behind three tries from Dave Duru, defeated Oak Bay 31-10. The game stayed at 17-10 well into the second half before the Blue Jags nabbed two late scores.

On Thursday, May 16, the Junior Boys Island semi-finals take place. Oak Bay travels to North top seed Shawnigan for a 1.30pm kickoff. Also, SMUS hosts Brentwood at 3.45pm. The respective winners move on, first to the Island final next week and then to the May 25 BC Junior quarterfinals at UVIC's Wallace Field.

Also on May 16, at Senior level, Belmont entertains Claremont in the Colonel Hodgkins Cup final. Kickoff is 3.00pm at Goudy Field in Westhills. Finally, long time rivals meet again at SMUS, with the Blue Jags hosting Oak Bay at 5.00pm in the Howard Russell Cup final.

Following the Howard Russell final, the Don Burgess trophy, named in memory of the legendary Victoria player and coach, will be presented to the Most Outstanding LVISSAA performer this season. The nominees for 2019 are

Jack Carson (Oak Bay)
Chris Graham (GNS)
Jin Woo Park (SMUS)
Ryder Heaney-Corns (Claremont)
Spencer Logan (Belmont)

May 16 schedule

Junior Island semi-final - Oak Bay at Shawnigan - 130pm kickoff
Colonel Hodgkins Cup final - Claremont at Belmont - 300pm kickoff
Junior Island semi-final - Brentwood at SMUS - 345pm kickoff
Howard Russell Cup final - Oak Bay at SMUS - 500pm kickoff


[Updates coming...]

2019 Provincial Rankings
May 14, 2019


1) Shawnigan Lake
2) St. George's
3) Carson Graham
4) Oak Bay


1) South Delta
2) Earl Marriott
3) Yale
4) R.E. Mountain
5) Kelowna
6) Robert Bateman
7) Claremont
8) Handsworth
9) West Vancouver
10) Abbotsford Senior
11) Lord Byng
12) Nanaimo District


1) Collingwood
2) St. Michael's University
3) Brentwood College
4) Rockridge
5) Sir Charles Tupper
6) D.W. Poppy
7) L.V. Rogers
8) Glenlyon Norfolk
9) Clarence Fulton
10) Byrne Creek
11) Alberni
12) Sutherland

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