Yale Lions Rugby’s Impressive Season

From Yale Secondary. Rugby at Yale Secondary is a big deal. And so so far this spring’s season has been busy and successful.

Great Week for Yale Rugby! (April 10, 2014)

The Sr. Girls finished an impressive 2nd in the Fraser Valley Sevens Tournament

The Sr. Boys had an impressive 67-21 win over Elgin Park
The Grade 10 Boys had a convincing win over Abby
The Grade 9 Boys won 24-17 over Langley

Come out Friday at 1:15 pm to Watch the Sr. Boys take on Hale from Perth Australia

Rugby Brings Huge Numbers to the Pitch at Yale and Fraser! (April 10, 2014)


From Vancouver Sun, April 9, 2014

One of the most significant sights in the world of B.C. high school sports happens with daily frequency through the spring months in Abbotsford, yet you won’t find its time or location publicized online or in any newspapers.

But if you happen to be taking a stroll in the late afternoon through the adjacent fields that join both Yale Secondary and Fraser Middle School, you’ll walk right into its midst.

The best way to describe it?

Wall-to-wall rugby.

Between the boys and girls teams from the two schools, covering grades seven through 12, somewhere around 230 players are on the fields, receiving instruction from somewhere around a dozen coaches.

“I’d have to say it’s a pretty impressive sight,” says Doug Primrose, head coach of the boys senior varsity side at Yale, which last season made its first-ever Final Four appearance at the B.C. Triple A championships en route to a school-best third-place finish.
“We were the highest-placing public school,” Primrose says proudly of the Lions.
An energetic group of coaches, including Primrose at Yale, and former Canadian international Ryan McWhinney at its feeder school, Fraser Middle, has resulted in co-operative model to behold.
For more on Yale Secondary Athletics please click here.

Cover photo from il Kiwi

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