VANCOUVER - The 2013 Lower Mainland age grade leagues are now underway and this past weekend featured a strong showing by U16 side Capilano RFC as they defeated Richmond 40-0. A standout in the match was Capilano and Seycove Secondary product Jake Tapp, a multi-sport athlete who has only been playing rugby for one year.
"Jake had an exceptional game," said Capilano coach Daniel Weidner who nominated Jake for this week's BC Rugby Jr MVP recognition. "He recently made the move from centre (where he played at Seycove) to the forwards and has the capacity to play second row or backrow. In our game against Richmond he did all the 'dirty work' hitting rucks, making tackles and getting around the field with ease and tenacity."
Name: Jake Tapp
Club: Capilano RFC
Division: Lower Mainland U16
Number of years been playing: 1 Year
Rep rugby experience: None, only high school at Seycove
Player's favourite part about rugby: The contact and ability to channel himself through the sport
"Jake scored one of our tries (in my opinion the best of the game) by simply implementing the basics of what we have coached with perfection," added Weidner. "He ran a straight hard line at the B channel next to a ruck which resulted in a 40 metre try. Jake has a history as a great baseball player, but rugby just may be his sport if he continues to play and learn the way he has."
BC Rugby Junior MVP recognition
Do you know a player who should be recognized as a BC Rugby Junior MVP? Throughout the club season we will be highlighting one age grade (U19-U13) player every week. To nominate a player for Junior MVP, please send through the following information to Andrew Smith, BC Rugby Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org:
Player photo (No smaller than 150x150 JPEG)
- Player's name:
- Player's club:
- Player's division (region / age grade):
- Number of years junior has been playing rugby:
- Rep rugby experience (regional / provincial / national)?
- Reason for nominating this player? (50-200 wds)
- What is their favourite part about playing rugby?