Four Oak Bay youth are among the dozen players in the BC Elite Youth Sevens provincial rugby program that finished fifth in a European competition.

Rugby locals finish fifth

Oak Bay players Brennig Prevost, Brandon Schellenberger, Brayden Tate and Jonah Hall fifth at Heidelberg Junior International Sevens

Oak Bay rugby players Brennig Prevost, Brandon Schellenberger, Brayden Tate and Jonah Hall gained some success at the Heidelberg Junior International Sevens, a competition featuring representation from Europe, Africa and North America.


They are among the dozen players in the BC Elite Youth Sevens provincial rugby program that finished fifth in a European competition that featured sides from France, Netherlands, Monaco and Kenya.

“Our players were pushed to another level and it was an important tour for them to be able to experience that,” said Shane Thompson, B.C. head coach. “The quarterfinals was where you could see the players realize they could play against the competition we were up against, and we only lost by two points.”


The U16s went 2-2 on the opening day of competition defeating German provincial teams Bayern and NRJ, before falling to Dutch Academy side Zuid-West and French Academy reps AD-Alpes Maritimes.




B.C. advanced to the quarterfinals losing 19-17 to a French Academy side from the Toulon region. B.C. went on to defeat German rugby reps LBW-Rugby 35-0 in the Plate semi-finals before downing French region Lorraine 29-5 in the final.

“We don’t always get to play top quality teams in North America, so this was a good test to see where our program is at,” added Thompson. “Our guys weren’t used to working that hard in all their matches and it’s great for them to test themselves against players from other countries.”

The players will now go back to their regions and compete in the U16 age grade at the Victoria International Sevens. After the summer season, the players will be eligible for the BC U17-U18 Sevens teams that travel to Las Vegas and Hong Kong in 2015.

The Victoria International Sevens is scheduled for July 11-12 at the University of Victoria. The competition will feature age grade competitions beginning in U14 boys through U18 men and women.



Just Posted

Oak Bay parents expect to hear details on childcare spaces

School Board officials to provide more details at public meeting Thursday

City of Victoria to start charging illegal short-term rental operators

Anyone without a proper business license could face $500 per day in fines

VIDEO: Oak Bay High robots compete in international competition

Local school hosts league competition Saturday

Crown to appeal acquittal of Victoria masseur accused of sexual assault

BC Prosecution Service review of the ruling found ‘the judgment revealed errors of fact and law’

Bike thief steals elderly man’s electric-assist bike

Bicycle is a black Raleigh Sprite IE Electric stolen from 600-block of Toronto Street

What are the worst parking spots in Victoria?

We are looking for the worst places in the city to park and need your opinion

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

Ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola expected to set sail this summer

Its first in-service route will sail in central coast waters on May 18, 2019.

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Most Read