High School Boys
After years of Union dominating the Oregon single-school picture, there's a new champion in town, as the Portland Pumas defeated Newberg 34-10 in this past weekend's final to take the state championship.
Newberg defeated Union 24-14 May 13 to make the final, while Portland defeated Battle Ground 31-10.
Some things I learned and saw at th Boys HS Rugby Nationals.
Eagan HS is the #1 seed going into the Minnesota playoffs.
After defeating Mounds View 55-0 over the weekend, Eagan topped the Minnesota DI league with 30 points, just ahead of Edina, which beat Minnetonka 27-14 over the weekend, but failed to get the four-try bonus points.
Eagan's JV team also took the #1 seed to the playoffs.
Minnesota Varsity playoffs seeds:
Monarch HS defeated East HS in a thrilling game Saturday to win the Colorado DI state championship.
Simsbury will play in the Connecticut state final for the first time in the team's history.
Rugby Pennsylvania crowned their state champions this weekend, with a surprise or two along the way.
Played in Mechanicsburg and Conshohocken, Pa, the championships covered two days, with semifinals and finals in Boys HS Club, Boys Varsity, Girls DI and DII, and Juniors and Youth.
The final day of action is done at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
Here's a rundown with links for more:
The Boys HS Rugby National Championships will be live-streamed by Goff Rugby Report partner FloRugby.Com.
Viewers need to sign up for FloRugby's service, and can do so by going to this link.
So the first day of the Boys HS Rugby Nationals is done and we've got a few observations:Good Teams are Good
Well, duh. What we mean by that is, good teams are good at a lot of things, and if you take one thing away, they will find another way to beat you. In addition, good teams find something they're good at, and they do it again and again and again.
The West Valley Warriors are Utah HS Club champions, but it wasn’t easy.
Despite rolling pretty heavily through the Utah season, the Warriors faced a somewhat new-look Genesis team on Saturday for the final. West Valley had defeated Genesis 36-10 earlier in the season, but this time Genesis had a new plan.
Herriman HS opened up their season with a 29-27 loss to Highland that shook up the rankings and how most people looked at Utah's single-school league; Saturday they got some payback.