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Quinn Ngawati

SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 in Demand for Canadian Rugby Teams

The future possibilities in 2017 grad Quinn Ngawati's rugby career are outlined by the Canadian Press

Athletics Week in Review: November 1

It was a busy and successful week on the SMUS sporting front, with several teams qualifying for BCs and others positioning themselves to do...

Athletics Week in Review: October 24

Field hockey, rowing, volleyball, squash and rugby are highlighted in the latest Athletics Week in Review

Athletics Week in Review: October 4

Soccer, field hockey, volleyball, rugby and rowing are highlighted in the latest Athletics Week in Review
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Athletics Week in Review: June 7

Provincial and national results from soccer, track and field, rowing, tennis, badminton, rugby, golf as well as softball and squash news.
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Athletics Week in Review: May 23

Soccer, field hockey, track and field and rugby are featured in this week's review

Athletics Week in Review: May 15

Track and field, rowing, rugby, soccer, sailing, badminton, tennis and golf feature in this week's review.
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Athletics Week in Review: May 8

Soccer, track and field, golf, badminton and rugby are all featured in this week's review.

Athletics Week in Review: May 1

Rowing, track and field, badminton, soccer and rugby are all highlighted in this edition of the SMUS Athletics Week in Review

Athletics Week in Review: April 25

Soccer, tennis, badminton, squash and rugby are all covered in this week's roundup of sports.

Spring Break Rugby Trip: Australia

Grade 12 student Ranon Ng writes about the timeless memories made on the SMUS rugby trip to Australia.

Athletics Week in Review: April 18

Rowing, soccer, tennis, track and field, rugby, field hockey and sailing all feature in this week's review.

Athletics Week in Review: April 10

Some great SMUS squash news, along with track and field, rugby, soccer tennis and badminton are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review

SMUS Rugby Tour: March 20-23

The SMUS Rugby Tour continues, as the athletes head to Wollongong and return to Sydney for their final games

SMUS Rugby Tour: March 18-19

The 2018 SMUS Rugby Tour continues on through Australia with their arrival in Canberra and games against St Edmund's College

2018 Rugby Tour: March 15-17

The 2018 SMUS Rugby Tour continues on through Australia with games against All Saints' College in Bathurst

2018 Rugby Tour: March 10-13

The 2018 SMUS Rugby Tour hits the road and heads to Australia – by way of Vancouver and a quick stop to watch the World Rugby 7s tournament
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Athletics Week in Review: March 7

Basketball and squash seasons wind up with provincial tournaments; the Elk Lake Regatta is reviewed and we begin the spring rugby season.

SMUS in the News: Sam Kahn ’17 Bound for Ireland with Canada U19 Rugby...

Alumnus Sam Kahn '17 is named to the Canada U19 rugby team that will play in Ireland
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Athletics Week in Review: February 14

Basketball is covered in this edition of the SMUS Athletics Week in Review

SMUS in the News: Rugby Players Help Castaway Wanderers Win U18 Title

SMUS athletes helped the Castaway Wanderers U18 rugby team win the provincial title

Athletics Week in Review: October 31

Field hockey, volleyball, cross-country, soccer, rugby, squash and basketball are covered in this edition of the SMUS Athletics Week in Review

Athletics Week in Review: October 19

Another busy sporting week came and went, with local league schedules winding down and teams jockeying for playoff positioning. Cross-Country The Senior cross-country team hosted the...

Athletics Week in Review: October 11

Soccer, cross-country, volleyball, rugby and field hockey are covered in this edition of the SMUS Athletics Weekly

Athletics Week in Review: October 4

The fall sports season continued on many fronts, with SMUS teams beginning league play and competing in various invitational tournaments or jamborees. October promises...

Athletics Week in Review: September 27

Cross-country, squash, field hockey, volleyball and rugby are highlighted in this edition of the SMUS Athletics Week in Review

SMUS in the News: SMUS Alumni Help B.C. U19 Boys Capture Canadian Rugby Championship...

SMUS alumni Aidan Cole, Lucas De Vries and Jonas Robinson represent B.C. on the U19 team at the Canadian Rugby Championship
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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Makes Wolfpack Debut

Quinn Ngawati '17 made his rugby league debut this weekend for the Toronto Wolfpack in a 62-10 win over the Gloucestershire All Golds
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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Could Make Pro Rugby League Debut

The National Post highlights 2017 grad Quinn Ngawati, and the potential for him to make his pro rugby league career debut this weekend with the Toronto Wolfpack

Athletics Week in Review: June 6

Rugby, rowing, track and field, badminton and soccer are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review

SMUS in the News: SMUS Rugby Takes Provincial AA Three-Peat

June 3, 2017 Varsity Letters 1st XV Rugby Team SMUS play for fallen alum, top Brentwood College for B.C. AA three-peat

Athletics Week in Review: May 26

Soccer, field hockey, tennis, track and field, and rugby are covered in this edition of the SMUS Athletics Week in Review
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SMUS in the News: Pro Rugby Career Beckons for Quinn Ngawati ’17

2017 grad Quinn Ngawati, who will play rugby next year with the Toronto Wolfpack, is featured by Varsity Letters

Athletics Week in Review: May 16

Sailing, soccer, rowing, golf, track and field, badminton and rugby are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review

Athletics Week in Review: May 4

Golf, rugby, soccer and track and field are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review

Athletics Week in Review: April 28

Track and field, squash, rugby, tennis, soccer, golf and badminton are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review

Athletics Week in Review: April 19

Rugby, track and field, rowing and soccer are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review
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SMUS in the News: Blue Jags Eye Another Rugby Title

The Times Colonist features the Senior boys rugby team and their quest for another B.C. boys rugby title

Athletics Week in Review: March 14

Basketball, rowing and rugby are covered in this edition of the SMUS Athletics Week in Review
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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Among the Pack

Grade 12 student Quinn Ngawati, recently named to the Toronto Wolfpack rugby league team, is featured by Kiwi League Central
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SMUS in the News: Fuailefau ’10 and McCloskey ’10 at Wellington Sevens

Alumni Mike Fuailefau ’10 and Luke McCloskey '10 help Canada to a fourth-place finish at the 2017 Wellington Sevens tournament
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SMUS in the News: Toronto Wolfpack See Quinn Ngawati ’17 As One to Watch

Grade 12 student Quinn Ngawati – who earned himself a rugby league contract recently – is featured in the Ottawa Citizen
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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Earns Pro Rugby League Deal

Grade 12 athlete Quinn Ngawati recently earned himself a contract to play rugby with the Toronto Wolfpack, Canada's newest pro rugby team
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SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Chasing English Rugby League Dream

December 17, 2016 The Province Quinn Ngawati '17 Victoria teen Quinn Ngawati chasing English rugby league dream

Athletics Week in Review: December 7

Colonist Cup soccer, alumni basketball and more are covered in this edition of the Athletics Week in Review

SMUS in the News: Quinn Ngawati ’17 Selected as Finalist for Pro Rugby Team

Grade 12 student Quinn Ngawati has been selected as a finalist to play for the Toronto Wolfpack, a new pro rugby team

Athletics Week in Review: November 3

Basketball, soccer, rugby, volleyball, squash and cross-country are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Week in Review.

Athletics Week in Review: October 19

Field hockey, rugby, soccer, volleyball, rowing, cross-country and squash are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Review

Athletics Week in Review: October 7

Soccer, rowing, rugby, field hockey, cross-country and volleyball are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Review

SMUS in the News: Gareth Rees ’85 Meets Prince William… Again

September 27, 2016 Gareth Rees '85 CTV Vancouver Island BC rugby legend who coached Prince William meets him again Times Colonist The coach and his princely protégé (photo courtesy of...

Athletics Week in Review: September 29

Rugby, field hockey, volleyball, soccer and squash are covered in this week's SMUS Athletics Review

SMUS in the News: Bruce Kuklinski as Rugby Citing Commissioner for Rio Olympics

August 8, 2016 Bruce Kuklinski Chek News Game On! – July 31, 2016 (skip to 8:35) Saanich News St. Michaels athletics coach will referee at Olympics Times Colonist Victorians play key roles...

Teacher Bruce Kuklinski Sets His ‘Cites’ on Rio Olympic Rugby

Middle School teacher Bruce Kuklinski heads to Rio de Janeiro to work as a citing commissioner for Olympic rugby sevens games

Athletics Week in Review: June 9

Our year of sports has officially wrapped up and there are several teams that competed in the last couple of weeks that deserve recognition. Rugby SMUS arrived in...

SMUS in the News: Blue Jags Repeat as Provincial AA Rugby Champions

May 28, 2016 The Province 1st XV Rugby B.C. High School rugby results
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Middle School Rugby 7s: Kuklinski Cup

It has been a superb season for the Grade 7/8, seven-a-side rugby team and coaches. After a stellar regular season, the team held a...

Athletics Week in Review: May 19

Some major hardware was up for grabs on a number of fronts, as local playoff action finished in advance of the Island and provincial championships. Golf At...

SMUS in the News: Blue Jags blast Barbs in Howard Russell Cup

May 13, 2016 Times Colonist 1st XV Rugby Blue Jags blast Barbs in Howard Russell Cup

Athletics Week in Review: May 10

Soccer The Senior girls team was in the news a lot, after a spectacular and exciting 10 days of play. First, on April 26, a 74th minute goal...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 27

Sporting events have been coming thick and fast, in multiple sports and in events taking place not only locally but across Canada. Squash The team competed in the...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 20

Rowing The spring season is now fully underway, with SMUS recently competing at the annual Maple Bay regatta on Lake Quamichan. The races, featuring local clubs...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 15

The spring sporting season well and truly kicked into gear, with multiple SMUS teams in action in the first week back at school. Soccer The Senior...
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Blue Jags Fall to Oak Bay in 22nd Boot Game

In front of a large and partisan crowd, on a glorious spring evening at UVic's Centennial Stadium, SMUS and Oak Bay contested the 22nd Rees Boot...

First Ever SMUS Girls Rugby Team

Rugby is a tradition at the school; we’ve been playing for decades. And by “we” I mean the boys. Finally, years overdue, we're incredibly...
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SMUS in the News: Mike Fuailefau ’10 at the Inaugural Canada Sevens Rugby Event

Times Colonist March 14, 2016 Mike Fuailefau '10 Bowl title has Canadian Sevens oozing with confidence

Senior Girls Rugby Team Readies for Spring Debut

While the rugby season doesn't typically get under way until the spring, a group of SMUS students have been on the pitch since early...
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Athletics Week in Review: February 16

Squash The squash team enjoyed a very successful Pacific Northwest Tournament, with the event held in Victoria at various sites February 9-12. More than 220 athletes from...
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Athletics Week in Review: February 3

Basketball Another busy sporting week saw the Senior girls team capture another title, this time after going unbeaten at the Southridge KFACE (Kenya Foundation to Aid Children...
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SMUS in the News: Luke McCloskey ’10 to Make Rugby Sevens Series Debut

Luke McCloskey '10 January 22, 2016 Rugby Canada McCloskey and Berna set to make Sevens Series Debuts Times Colonist McCloskey eager for National Rugby 7s spotlight

Athletics Week in Review: November 12

The fall sports season moved into its closing stages, with Senior girls field hockey taking centre stage, as SMUS hosted the BC AA tournament on the turf...
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Athletics Week in Review: October 28

As Halloween approaches, most of the SMUS fall sports teams are gearing up for playoffs at the local, Island and provincial levels. Front and centre has been the...

Athletics Week in Review: October 9

Twenty-one members of the squash team took part October 2-4 in the Vancouver Island Open. Unlike most junior tournaments, which are divided by age group, this event...
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Athletics Week in Review: September 30

School sport in 2015-2016 is under way on many fronts, with multiple teams in action. Performances to date indicate another enjoyable and successful year is in...
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Athletics Week in Review: 1st XV Win Provincial Gold in Rugby

The 1st XV rugby squad travelled to Abbotsford May 27-30 to take part in the BC AA Championships. Among other things at stake, following...
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SMUS in the News: Victoria’s Blue Jags rare triple crown winners

May 31, 2015 The Province SMUS boys rugby lets peerless defence carry day, Victoria’s Blue Jags rare triple crown winners Times Colonist Vancouver Island schools take BC rugby honours    

Athletics Week in Review: May 22

Congratulations to the 32 SMUS Track and Field athletes who took part in the Vancouver Island Championships May 13-14. Over two busy days, athletes...

Athletics Week in Review: May 12

Senior badminton traveled to Nanaimo last week to compete in the Island Championships. Historically, SMUS has performed very well at this event, and, once again,...
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SMUS in the News: Luke McCloskey ’10

Rugby Canada May 7, 2015 Luke McCloskey '10 University All-Stars announced for Langford Sevens
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Athletics Week in Review: May 5

After winning the league early last week, the Senior badminton team entered the City tournament April 30 as top seed and slight favourites. Jake You and Theo Wu played especially...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 30

It was a banner week for Senior girls soccer, as SMUS won six straight games in a 72-hour window to capture the local AA City...

Athletics Week in Review: April 21

The spring season has kicked into high gear, with numerous teams on the go. This past weekend, seven members of the Senior School squash team traveled...
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Blue Jags Lose the Boot to Oak Bay in Tight Rugby Match

In what will go down as one of the most exciting games in Boot Game history, Oak Bay roared back from a large deficit to...
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SMUS in the News: Mike Fuailefau Named to Tokyo 7s Dream Team

The Province April 5, 2015 Mike Fuailefau '10 Tokyo 7s: Canada upsets New Zealand, rumbles to season-high 4th place finish

2015 Rugby Tour: The Home Stretch

With happy memories of Seville still fresh in the mind, the tour party heads west into the Algarve in southern Portugal for a day...
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SMUS in the News: Mike Fuailefau and Canada Rugby Team Reaches Semis at Hong...

Times Colonist March 29, 2015 Mike Fuailefau '10 Canada makes Bowl semis at Hong Kong semis

2015 Rugby Tour: Lisbon

We have finally found some consistent sun and, as I type, happy sunburnt faces are filing in for breakfast on a blue sky day...

2015 Rugby Tour: A Dose of Sun!

As we gear up to leave the sun and pool of gorgeous Abufeira, here are a few shots of our time in Sevilla and...

2015 Rugby Tour: Chasing the sun

March 23, mid day, and the tour party, after a three  hour bus transfer from Granada, arrives in Seville. First impressions of the city...

2015 Rugby Tour: A Few Pictures

Without consistent wifi in Marbella, we were unable to load pictures.  Here are a few from our days at La Alhambra and Marbella.  Stay...

2015 Rugby Tour: Dos Victorias!!

The spectacular La Fallas "cremata" complete, the tour party, after just few hours shut eye, boarded the bus for the six hour bus ride...

2015 Rugby Tour: Carnival

It was an early morning departure from Barcelona, with the tour group still buzzing from the previous day's visit to La Sagrada Familia. The...

2015 Rugby Tour: Off and Running!

We have enjoyed a fantastic start to the tour!  Sunday morning opened with blue skies and cool temperatures and the group started with a...

2015 Rugby Tour: A Long Haul

After almost 25 hours in transit the tour group has finally touched down to clear skies in Barcelona!. A long layover in Calgary afforded...

2015 Rugby Tour: Ten Days To Go!

Departure day is nearing as the SMUS Senior Boys Rugby squad gets set for its March 14-31 tour to Spain and Portugal. The excitement...

Athletics Week in Review: March 4

The Senior boys basketball team took part in the Island AA tournament February 26-28 at Kwalikum, registering three comprehensive victories to capture the title. In...

2015 Rugby Tour: Four Weeks Out

We are officially 6 weeks away from our departure on March 14th.   The boys are excited and have been impressing the coaching staff with...
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Athletics Week in Review: January 21

A busy January week featured, as usual, a lot of squash and basketball. This past weekend 16 members of the Senior School squash team traveled to the...
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Athletics Week in Review: November 26

With the first-term sporting calendar drawing to a close, SMUS Senior girls volleyball traveled to MEI near Abbotsford November 22 for a six-team wild card event. At stake was...
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Athletics Week in Review: November 4

Pride of place in a successful and busy sporting week was a first SMUS provincial appearance in the 2014-2015 school year, as 20 runners represented the school in the BC High...
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Alumnus Gareth Rees, Teacher Nancy Mollenhauer Enter Halls of Fame

Gareth Rees ’85 made Canadian history last week, becoming the first rugby player ever to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The rugby...
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Athletics Week in Review: October 15

The Senior boys soccer team continued to display impressive form, registering two more comfortable wins to remain on top of the Tier 1 Victoria...
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Athletics Week in Review: September 22

Despite the uncertainties created by the public school strike (happily now resolved), the 2014-15 SMUS sporting year is underway, with record numbers having tried...
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Athletics Week in Review: June 3

The high school sporting season came to a close May 31, with a series of provincial championships. Track & Field In the track and field provincial...
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May 27: Athletics Week in Review

Senior Boys Rugby The 1st XV started the BC AA Tournament on May 24 with an opening round game played at Brentwood College, versus Frances...
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May 20: Athletics Week in Review

Track and Field The track and field team took part in the Vancouver Island Championships on May 14 and 15, with a number of impressive...
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May 14: Athletics Week in Review

Badminton SMUS hosted the Island Senior Badminton Championships on May 8, 2014. In the first round, the Blue Jags played extremely well, knocking off a...
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April 29: Athletics Week in Review

Senior Girls Soccer In a very exciting ISA Senior girls soccer tournament, SMUS moved smartly through the pool stages, notching 12 goals without reply in...
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Athletics Week in Review: April 23

Golf Congratulations are in order to Leif Skogland, who captured second place in the Delta Police Invitational Golf tournament! His two day total of 143...

Athletics Week in Review: April 16

Rowing On April 12, the SMUS rowing team attended the Maple Bay Regatta, competing against local clubs Maple Bay, Nanaimo and Victoria City in addition...

Middle School Rugby: Home & Away Recap

The Middle School spring rugby teams played their second round of games this past week. The Grade 6 team showed tremendous improvement from their first...
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SMUS Keeps the Boot

On a perfect evening for rugby, in front of a large and boisterous crowd of some 800 at UVic's Centennial Stadium, the SMUS 1st...
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SMUS in the News: St. Michaels beats Oak Bay to claim Rees Boot

Times Colonist April 10, 2014 St. Michaels beats Oak Bay to claim Rees Boot
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Rugby Springs Back From Break

Middle School Seven-aside spring rugby began this past week, with 46 SMUS students competing in exhibitions against Victoria-area schools. All players involved in these matches...
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Rugby: Opening Matches of 2014

After six weeks of slogging through the rain and mud, Junior and Senior boys rugby finally started their respective seasons. Exhibition matches were on tap...

Grade 9 Rugby: Undefeated ISA Champs

Grade 9 boys rugby concluded November 14, with SMUS travelling to St. George's in Vancouver to take part in a season ending ISA Festival. The...

Grade 9 Rugby: Missed Conversion Seals the Deal

On October 24, the Grade 9 rugby team traveled to West Vancouver's Klahanie Park to play Collingwood. With both teams unbeaten this season, all...

Rugby: Always on the Run

Grade 8 The Grade 8 rugby team completed its fall season on October 17 with 20 players traveling to St. George's School in Vancouver. Under...

Grade 9 Rugby: In Pictures

Led by Jason Liao and Christian Okiring, the Grade 9 Rugby team edged by Brentwood 34-33 in an eleven try thriller to remain unbeaten...

Athletics Wrap-Up

Though the Senior and Junior boys soccer successes of the past week have drawn the lion's share of attention, many other SMUS teams have...

Grade 8 Rugby: Learning the Game

by Bruce Kuklinski, head coach Grade 8 rugby has been under way for the last couple of weeks. After a handful of practices, a team...

Grade 9 Rugby: SMUS Interupts Rhythm of the Saints

Our Grade 9 rugby team played their second match of the young season, hosting St. George's in a much-anticipated clash. The two teams had...

Grade 9 Rugby: First Appearances, Big Win

The Grade 9 Rugby squad made its season debut September 19, taking on Mulgrave on a beautiful fall afternoon at storied Brockton Oval in...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Hands Out the Hardware

by Darin Steinkey A hearty thanks to all the coaches and teachers that contributed to the Athletics Review this past year and especially to Lindsay...
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Athletics Review: Pure Speed

We quickly recap the week in athletics with updates from a huge cricket tournament, our rowers at nationals, plus track & field, badminton and...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Rugby Gives and Receives

by Darin Steinkey We're in the scrum with this week's Athletics Review, as we receive updates from both the Senior and Middle schools. In addition,...
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SMUS in the News: Test time for Canadian rugby team

Victoria Times Colonist May 21, 2013 Mike Fuailefau '10 Ed Fairhurst '97 Test time for Canadian rugby team
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Athletics Review: Coach K’s Cup

This week's AR is proud to document recognition for one of our coaches. Bruce Kuklinski has supported rugby on the Island and beyond for...
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Athletics Review: Alumni Recap

by Darin Steinkey Spectacular weather welcomed alumni, families and friends back to campus last weekend to reunite and receive a dose of school pride. From...
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Athletics Review: More Daylight, More Sports

by Darin Steinkey It's finally starting to look a little brighter outside, so the cricketers are in the cages just a little longer these days....
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Athletics Review: Ready to Roll

by Darin Steinkey Like a coxswain in the bow, our rowers are plotting strategy and steering their way to the Brentwood Bay Regatta this weekend....
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Athletics Review: Outdoor Sports Spring to Life

by Darin Steinkey April means the SMUS field is in heavy rotation. The Senior girls are back on the pitch and coach Kaufmann provides a...
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SMUS Captures "The Boot"

In what is always one of the most anticipated games on the high school rugby calendar, SMUS travelled to Oak Bay on April 10...
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SMUS in the News: SMUS Takes Back the Boot

Victoria News April 11, 2013 SMUS takes back the boot Gareth Rees' bronzed boot goes back to SMUS
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SMUS in the News: It’s All About the Boot

Times Colonist April 9, 2013 SMUS rugby It’s all about the Boot for Oak Bay, SMUS
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Athletics Review: Boot Force

by Darin Steinkey With much of the talk around campus focused on the Boot Game, it's also worth reminding everyone that it's soccer season as...
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Athletics Review: Winter Rugby on the Mild Coast

by Darin Steinkey Even though it is cold (well, for the Island...), almost two dozen boys have shown up every day for extra rugby training...

Athletics Review: Spirits Not Damp

by Darin Steinkey In this week's AR, Susanne Walker-Curry throws down numbers like rain, SMUS takes the reins in rugby and the field hockey girls...
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Athletics Review: On an Even Keel

by Darin Steinkey With fall in full force, SMUS athletes brave the chill and sail into this week's Athletics Review with toques firmly fastened. Sailing by Lizette...
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Athletics Review: SMUS Sets the Pace

by Darin Steinkey From the chip trail to the water court at UVic, Beaver Lake and the Monkman hard courts, this week's AR has you...

Athletics Review: Newbies Make Their Mark

by Darin Steinkey Strong novice players dominate the AR this week, and Ethel Kiggundu gives props to Brown Hall in "Two Minutes With...". Grade 8 Rugby by...
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SMUS in the News: Mike Pyke Plays in Grand Final

Mike Pyke '02 The Globe and Mail September 27, 2012 Canadian Mike Pyke has become big star down under Vancouver Sun September 28, 2012 Where no Canadian has gone before Victoria...
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SMUS in the News: Canadian Rugby Journey Proves Mike Pyke is One in 101

Herald Sun (Australia) September 24, 2012 Mike Pyke '02 Journey from Canadian rugby international to AFL Grand Final proves Mike Pyke is one in 101 Mike Pyke ‘02...
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Athletics Review: Recognizing Achievements

Richard Primrose, Acting Director of Athletics The 2012 SMUS Athletic Banquet, featuring over 220 student-athletes, parents and sponsors, took place Wednesday, June 6 in the...
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SMUS in the News: Victoria’s SMUS pulls off opening-round stunner

The Province May 30, 2012 Senior boys rugby Victoria’s SMUS pull off opening-round stunner, send Oak Bay Barbarians from winner’s side at AAA rugby quarters
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Athletics Review: SMUS Delivers on Provincial and National Stages

photos by Sharon McLean, Ann Fenje and Jody Nishima Rugby by Ian Hyde-Lay, coach From May 30 to June 2, the 1st XV traveled to Abbotsford to...
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Athletics Review: Rugby and Tennis On The Road

Photos by Rob Ducharme and Kerry Chan May 30, 2012 Junior Boys Rugby by Ian Hyde-Lay, rugby coach The B team played some delightful rugby versus Brentwood, with...
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Athletics Review: Solid Service Game Powers Teams

Pictures by Kerry Chan May 23 Tennis by Jamie Prsala, tennis coach The SMUS tennis team had an eventful past couple of weeks. After defeating GNS and Esquimalt...
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Athletics Review: No Substitute for Hard Work

Photos by Rob Ducharme May 16 May 16 Senior Rugby by Ian Hyde-Lay The Senior boys rugby squad played three important matches over the past two weeks, as the...
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Athletics Review: Alumni Games

Pictures by Rob Ducharme, Susanne Walker-Curry and Darin Steinkey Cricket by Graham Lily With the departure of a number of cricketers last year, the cricket squad is...
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Athletics Review: Rowers Set the Water on Fire

Photos by Ann Fenje, Rob Ducharme and Darin Steinkey May 3 Rowing by Susanne Walker-Curry The SMUS team traveled to the Brentwood International Regatta with 29 athletes competing...
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Athletics Review: From the Water to the Pitch

Photos by Ann Fenje April 18, 2012 Rowing by Susanne Walker-Curry On Saturday, the SMUS rowing team attended the Maple Bay Regatta. It was the first regatta of...

Athletics Review: Rugby and Regattas and Provincials, Oh My!

2012 Rugby Tour by Ian Hyde-Lay On March 16, 38 boys, comprising the bulk of the Senior and Junior rugby squads, along with four staff, departed...
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Rugby Tour Wrapping Up

As the SMUS rugby tour winds down this weekend, catch up on their adventures by visiting the blog at blogs.smus.bc.ca/rugby.
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Athletics Review: Preview of Rugby Tour and Provincial Basketball Recap

Junior and Senior Rugby by Darin Steinkey Our Junior and Senior boys rugby squads take off for Argentina and Uruguay this Friday. In the video above,...
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Athletics Review: Racing on Elk Lake

Photos by Ann Fenje Rowing by Susanne Walker-Curry This past weekend, the SMUS rowing team competed at the 2012 Elk Lake Spring Regatta. It was our first...

British Columbia wins Vegas International High School 7s

The British Columbia Elite Youth Sevens teams were unstoppable during the 2012 Las Vegas International High School Sevens events. Two SMUS students competed: Jeffrey...
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SMUS in the News: Castaway Wanderers start rugby season with win over UVic

Victoria Times Colonist January 28, 2012 Beau Parker `08 Castaway Wanderers start rugby season with win over UVic

Athletics Review: November 21, 2011

Grade 9 Rugby The Grade 9 rugby season came to a close on November 15, as SMUS hosted an ISA Sevens Tournament. The event was...

Athletics Review: November 14, 2011

Senior Girls Volleyball The Senior girls volleyball team, having gone to extra points in a three-game qualifier vs St. Margaret's, used this momentum to perform...

Athletics Review: October 31, 2011

Cross-Country Last week, the pinnacle event of the cross-country season took place. Over 350 runners took part in the Island Championships, which were held at...

Athletics Review: October 24, 2011

Rowing This weekend, while most people were enjoying time away from the academic classroom, the 62 members of the SMUS rowing team were battling other...

Athletics Review: October 17, 2011

Senior Boys Soccer The Senior boys A team had another busy week with two league games and a tournament up in Campbell River. On Tuesday,...

Athletics Review: October 3, 2011

Grade 9 Rugby The SMUS Grade 9 rugby team continued its season with a 39-5 win over Brentwood. A good number of the less heralded...
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Athletics Review: September 26, 2011

Senior Boys Soccer The Senior boys A team had a very busy week. On Thursday afternoon, they lost a tight game against Lambrick Park 2-1...

Athletics Review: September 19, 2011

Senior Boys Soccer At a tournament at UVic, the SMUS team faced off against Oak Bay, the Gulf Islands and Lambrick Park. SMUS spent half...
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SMUS in the News: Late-game Collapse Costs Canada Against France at Rugby World Cup

Victoria Times Colonist September 18, 2011 Ed Fairhurst '97 Late-game collapse costs Canada against France at rugby World Cup With powerful French up next, Canada must take it...
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Students Kick Off Athletic Season

"I challenge each and every student to get involved with athletics at the school. If you didn't play on a team last year, I...

Students Spend Summer Playing Rugby

Rugby continues for a number of SMUS rugby players this summer as they represent a variety of local regional and provincial sides. This weekend...

Athletics Review: June 6, 2011

Senior Girls Soccer The Senior girls soccer team wrapped up their season at the BC Championships in Burnaby last week. The team faced tough competition...
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SMUS in the News: "Key Changes to Canada Team"

Rugby Canada Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Key changes to Canada Team Ahead of Zimbabwe Match Mike Fuailefau '10, Johnny Humphries '09 http://www.rugbycanada.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=3817&leagueID=0&page=53263
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Junior School Girls and Boys Love Rugby

by Marcus, Grade 4 There are many sports that SMUS offers but my favourite is rugby. Rugby is one of the most traditional sports that...
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Rugby Mentor Pleased With Rematch

Sooke News Mirror April 20, 2011 SMUS Senior Rugby team Rugby mentor pleased with rematch
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SMUS in the News: "Rugby Flies Under Sunny Sooke Skies"

Sooke News Mirror April 13, 2011 SMUS Rugby teams Rugby flies under sunny Sooke skies
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SMUS in the News: "Oak Bay takes back bronze boot"

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Athletics Review: Sep 27, 2010

Squash The Shawnigan lake Junior Tournament Boys Gold Event: Winner, Tyler Olson Girls Gold Event: 3rd place, Nicole Bunyan Boys Silver Event: Saucer winner, Michael Groot Junior Boys Soccer After...

Athletics Review: Athletics Tryouts for Term 1

CROSS COUNTRY Everyone Welcome – grades 9-12 (no experience necessary) COACHES: Grades 9-12: Ms. Tobacco & Mr. Hunt – meet at flagpoles TRAINING SESSIONS: Thursday, September 9th – 3:30-5:00...

Athletics Review: June 14, 2010

Junior Rugby Though the BC high school sports season came to end last week with a series of provincial championships, both the Grade 9 and...

Athletics Review: June 7, 2010

Rowing The SMUS crew returned home after a very successful three days of racing at the 65th Annual Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association regatta, held...

Athletics Review: May 31, 2010

Rugby The penultimate week of the rugby season featured a Junior Boys Sevens Tournament, with over 220 players from eight Island schools descending on SMUS...

Athletics Review: May 25, 2010

Tennis The SMUS tennis team traveled to the 2010 Islands with the high expectations that come with an undefeated season. Things started as well as...

Athletics Review: May 10, 2010

Middle School Rugby In the past week in Middle School rugby, the Grade 6 team traveled to face Monterey, where they also faced Cedar Hill....

Athletics Review: May 4, 2010

Cricket Once again the alumni team had a good sprinkling of players with Canadian international caps to their credit and once again the cricket team...

Athletics Review: Apr 12, 2010

Senior Tennis The SMUS tennis team started league play this week with a rather epic match against GNS on Wednesday. In team tennis, the schools...

Athletics Review: June 1, 2009

An incredible week for SMUS rowing! Seven SMUS athletes entered seven events at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association (CSSRA) Championship Regatta in St. Catharines...

Athletics Review: May 24, 2009

Track and Field The track and field team wrapped up their...

Athletics Review: May 17, 2009

Tennis The tennis team had an absolutely incredible day at the Island Tournament last Tuesday. Placed in Pool B with Shawnigan Lake and GNS, the...

Athletics Review: May 10, 2009

Track and Field The sixth and final training meet took place at UVic last week. Top performers included Leo Marchand, who placed 6th in the...

Athletics Review: May 3, 2009

Senior Boys Rugby It was a busy and demanding week for both Senior rugby squads. On April 28, the 1st and 2nd XV players travelled...

Athletics Review: April 26, 2009

Rowing The SMUS rowing team was up at Brentwood International Regatta this weekend, the largest athletic event hosted by a single high school. Crews from...

Athletics Review: April 19, 2009

Junior Girls Net First Soccer Victory The Junior girls had a tough exhibition match against the Claremont Spartans last Tuesday. The Jags were short a...

Athletics Review: April 12, 2009

Strong Showing for SMUS up at the Track The track and field team has been training hard up at UVic’s Centennial Stadium. Last week, the...

Junior Students Give Rugby a Try

Just as the 1st and 2nd XV take to the field at Senior School, our Grade 4 and 5 boys and girls are also...

Athletics Review: April 5, 2009

Blue Jags Kickoff Season at the Best of the Best The Senior girls soccer season kicked off with a tournament at GW Graham Secondary in...

SMUS Brings Home the Boot

by Eliot Anderson The much anticipated “Boot Game” kicked off under clear but cold skies last Tuesday evening. As the season-opening match between cross-town rivals...

Boot Game Kicks Off Senior Rugby

Next Tuesday, the Senior rugby boys will battle Oak Bay in the annual Rees Boot Game. The SMUS side has been victorious the last...

SMUS Rugby Scores a Special Guest

by Johnny Humpries SMUS Senior Rugby was fortunate to have another national coach pay a visit to the school last Thursday. Following last year’s...

Atheltics Review: January 18, 2009

Junior Girls Capture First Tournament Title In league play Monday, the SMUS Junior girls basketball team battled relentlessly on the defensive side. However, their shots...

Athletics Review: January 11, 2009

SMUS Rugby Players in Provincial Club Final Just before the holiday break, Victoria’s Castaway-Wanderers U-19 rugby squad played in the provincial club final against the...

Athletics Review: October 20, 2008

SMUS Cross Country The Senior Cross-Country Team was at Beaver Lake last Wednesday in the Lower Islands. This meet was the first time we...

Athletics Review: September 7, 2008

The 2008-2009 school year kicked off last Wednesday with Term 1 sport tryouts. Student participation rates look good in many sports, in particular, Grade...

Athletics Review: June 1, 2008

Golf The golf team was away in Kamloops early last week at the Provincial Championships. The team of Dylan Callow, Rebecca Minaker, Chris Smith, Francois...

Athletics Review: May 25, 2008

Best of luck to our teams This is a very exciting week in Athletics, as many of our teams have made it to the pinnacle...

Athletics Review: May 18, 2008

Senior Boys Rugby The rugby rivalry between Oak Bay and St. Michaels University School has become something of legend in Island high school sports. Read...

Athletics Review: May 11, 2008

Tennis Placing third in the Lower Island Tournament, the Tennis team headed to Islands and was put in the Black Pool with Brentwood College and...

Athletics Review: May 5, 2008

Junior Boys A Soccer The Junior bys had two important league playoff games last week. In the first game, the score remained 0-0 after regulation,...

The Future of SMUS Rugby

On Monday, parents clutched their umbrellas and cheered on as rugby returned to the Junior School for the first time in 20 years. Despite...

Athletics Review: April 27, 2008

Senior Boys Rugby On Tuesday the 1st and 2nd XV took the field against the highly touted Shawnigan Lake side. Although ranked higher, the early...

Athletics Review: April 20, 2008

Senior Boys Rugby The Senior boys rugby teams faced the highly-skilled Canberra Grammar School from Australia. The 2nd XV faced an uphill battle right from...

Athletics Review: April 6, 2008

Junior Girls Soccer The Junior Girls A Soccer team got off to a quick start this season defeating Oak Bay (2-1) and Reynolds (1-0) respectively....

Athletics Review: March 2, 2008

This week the Athletics Department would like to recognize some athletes who have done some amazing things in the past few months. Squash: Tyler Olson...

World-Class Rugby Practice

The SMUS rugby teams received some world-class coaching last Friday when Graham Henry, the New Zealand All Blacks coach, paid a visit to the...

Athletics Review: December 2, 2007

Rugby Congratulations to Beau Parker and Mike Fuailefau who returned this week from a National U17 Rugby Tour. The Canadian Team was in Wales for...

Athletics Review: November 25, 2007

Junior Boys Rugby The Junior Boys Rugby team capped off a fine season at the Vancouver Island Tournament held at Shawnigan Lake School. All...

Athletics Review: November 18, 2007

Swimming Three SMUS swimmers qualified for the Swimming Provincial Championships, which were held at Sannich Commonwealth Place last weekend. Jeremy Bagshaw made the finals...

Athletics Review: November 11, 2007

Senior Girls Volleyball In what was a momentous day of SMUS Athletics, the Senior Girls Volleyball team found themselves in the city final against...

Athletics Review: November 4, 2007

Senior Boys Soccer The team finished their season with a hard fought contest to bring home the Colonist Shield. The boys succeeded, playing some great...

Athletics Review: October 28, 2007

Junior Boys Rugby Grade 8 The Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Vancouver for their return match with St. Georges. The team began very well, playing...

Athletics Review: October 21, 2007

Rugby Grade 8 In their third ISA game, the Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Brentwood College. The team let in a try soon after the...

Athletics Review: October 14, 2007

Junior Boys Rugby Grade 8 In their second ISA game of the season, the Grade 8 rugby team travelled to Shawnigan Lake School. They put together...

Athletics Review: September 30, 2007

Cross Country Middle School The Cross Country team took on the challenges of Beaver Lake. Jeremy Chan and Leanne Farmer both finished in the top ten...

SMUS Students Cheer on Alumni in Rugby World Cup

Early Tuesday morning, day and boarding students crowded into the Timmis/Bolton common room with house parents and faculty to watch three SMUS alumni play...

Athletics Review: September 23, 2007

Rugby Grade 9 Rugby Following three weeks of practice, the Grade 9 rugby squad opened its season at an ISA Jamboree hosted by Brentwood. One win,...

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