High School Girls
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.
Pelham HS clinched a return to the Rugby NY playoffs with a 27-21 defeat of Harvey School.
Harvey actually ld 14-0 t halftime, but a change in tactics, using scrumhalf Luke Persanis to box kick and lengthen the field on Harvey. That worked nicely, and Persanis scored off a quick tap from long range, and then he slipped through for another long run to set up Sam Louman for a try.
The Tennessee state playoffs are ready to kick off now that the West Tennessee Conference has completed its playoffs.
It's early days in the Rugby Oregon girls HS competition but already three teams have risen to the top.
Linn Benton is 2-0 after beating Canby 47-12 this past weekend. Grant is 2-0 now after shutting out both North Clackamas and Cleveland. The Lady Barbarians are also 2-0 after taking care of North Clackamas.
LAFAYETTE, Colo.(USA rugby/Atavus Release) – USA Rugby announced a long-term extension with partner Atavus to facilitate the USA Rugby Academy (USARA) – a critical part of USA Rugby player development – at locations across the country to identify and develop the nation’s top young players.
The Land Park girls team out of Northern California not only pulled off an old-fashioned upset, they did so in startling fashion.
The New Jersey SBRO recently hosted a Friday night Town Hall Event with USA Rugby CEO, Dan Payne, as the featured guest.
USA Rugby officially announced the HS Regional Cup Tournaments last week, highlighting only four, instead of five events as has been the case in previous years.
The announcement came as USA Rugby is now re-positioning the RCTs as more of a college showcase, as a place where college rugby teams can see up-and-coming talent.
The USA Falcons women's 7s team is in Seattle training before they play at the Vancouver 7s festival.
Atavus, the country’s leading provider of high performance, community and rugby coach education, is going “All In” to support the ongoing growth of the game during USA 7s week in Las Vegas. The Atavus team will be in Las Vegas all week hosting a variety of events and activities to support youth, high school and high performance rugby.
Atavus’ events for the 2017 Vegas week include:
Fallbrook defeated View Park to win the Southern California Girls 7s championships this past weekend.