The Lindenwood HS tournament returns to St. Charles, Mo. with some of the top high school teams in the middle of the USA, and will be live-streamed by www.FloRugby.com, as well.
Royal Irish capped off a torrid few weeks with a 19-15 defeat of Penn to win the Indiana state championship.
The final day of action is done at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
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Saint Ignatius, the #1-ranked will play #6 Penn HS in the final of the Midwest Championships after both won two shortened games Saturday in Elkhart, Ind.
St. Ignatius defeated Bishop Dwenger 39-10 in the quarterfinals, and Notre Dame de La Salette 24-14 in the semi.
St. Ignatius of Cleveland edged Royal Irish of Indianapolis 22-21 Saturday in a game between the #1 single-school team and the #2 HS club team.
It was a game where Royal Irish spent large periods in control of the run of play, but failed to get the tries they needed at the crucial moments.
Royal Irish is among the top HS clubs again this year, and St. Ignatius out of Cleveland just got put in the possibly unenviable position of being ranked #1 among single-school teams - now they will be playing each other.
Royal Irish defeated St. Edward 17-9 over the weekend in a game that said different things to the different coaches.
For St. Edward Coach Tom Cleary, the performance was a step forward after a 15-0 loss to the same Royal Irish team a week ago in the Lindenwood Tournament. St. Edward lost a couple of players to injury in that tournament but rebounded.
Royal Irish may have beaten St. Edward 15-0 during the Lindenwood Tournament last week, but you might also feel comfortable discounting that result.
The Lindenwood Tournament returned this weekend with six top HS teams in action Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, despite chilly and snowy conditions at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., all of the games were held.
You could call it a meteoric rise, but like a lot of meteoric rises, it took a long time and a lot of effort.
Flyhalf and scrumhalf are important positions on a rugby field - they’re all important, sure, but these two have special responsibilities - and perhaps that’s why we so often see players trained overseas fill those positions at the national, pro, club, and even college level; but there are capable halfbacks in the HS ranks coming up who need to be looked at.