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06.26.2017 - GRR Staff

The concept behind the Ruck in Rock Hill was very simple - hold the inaugural Rugby NIT for middle school to meet the demands of the exponentially growing ranks of middle school rugby in the USA. 

It was something that was long overdue, and this past weekend the fact that it happened made it a success, and how it expanded was a win, too.

06.24.2017 - Alex Goff

Ruck on Rock Hill Scores:

 

06.23.2017 - Alex Goff

The Ruck in Rock Hill is set for this weekend, with a national Middle School invitational, a girls Middle School 7s tournament, a boys HS 7s tournament, and a South Girls HS All-Star event.

The tournament has expanded markedly after the initial promotion of it as a Middle School NIT. It has since filled up with other teams looking for competition.

Below is the schedule.

06.14.2017 - Alex Goff

The Middle School NIT is growing and expanding as the tournament approaches.

Slated for June 24-25 in Rock Hill, SC, the tournament has now expanded into three brackets.

The first is the Boys Middle School bracket, which will include Washington DC, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Virginia, and two teams from North Carolina. 

05.24.2017 - Alex Goff

A year after USA Rugby first started looking into guidelines for how young players are introduced to the game, and some action is going to be taken this summer.

USA Rugby Soliciting HS-Youth Eligibility Opinions

04.12.2017 - Alex Goff

Five teams ave already accepted invitations to the inaugural Middle School National Invitational Tournament in June.

Dubbed The Ruck in Rock Hill because it will be held in Rock Hill, SC June 24 and 25, the tournament already has signed up the following teams:

North Texas Barbarians

03.29.2017 - GRR Staff

Teams are quickly signing up for the inaugural Middle School Rugby National Invitational Tournament, to be held in June in Charlotte, NC

For more, and to apply, go to: http://www.rugbynit.com

03.16.2017 - GRR Staff

The Inaugural Middle School Rugby National Invitational Tournament is now accepting applications from US based middle school rugby teams.

http://www.rugbynit.com

02.15.2017 - Alex Goff

A new rugby national tournament has been created with the announcement today, Feb. 15, 2017, that a Middle School NIT will be held this coming June in Rock Hill, SC.

01.07.2017 - Alex Goff

The Carlsbad Thunder moved to 3-0 in the Southern California Varsity White San Diego North Division with a 29-17 defeat of previously 2-0 San Pasqual.

The victory was led by some excellent work from hooker Robbie Becker, prop Will Fox and center Jesse Atiga, with good games also from wing Jacob Jenkins,  center Michael Cuarenta, and flanker Tim Howell.

10.27.2016 - Alex Goff

In looking at comments from readers regarding introducing contact you young rugby players, we are starting to see something of a consensus among rugby coaches who coach at the youth level.

For background go here:

USA Rugby Soliciting HS-Youth Eligibility Opinions

07.09.2016 - Alex Goff

Youth rugby talent is getting into e-commerce.

Owen Brown, son of University of Mary Washington Director of Rugby Tim Brown, has started an online business, selling classic rugby shirts from the game's history.

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