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Gamebreakers HS Boys

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Gamebreakers HS Boys

Blake Richards-Smith. Anna Scipione photo.

We had a look at the past week, and a couple of weeks before, and give you our list of players who made an impact for their HS teams in recent days.

Here are this week's Gamebreakers:


Robbie Becker, Carlsbad

The Thunder hooker helped drive the forward effort in Carlsbad's run to 3-0.


Malik Montez-Hendon, View Park Prep

In a 28-24 win over Roosevelet HS on Jan. 8, Montez-Hendon scored the game-winner and kicked all four conversions.


Zach Rohde, University City

Whether playing No. 8 or center, Brody has kept UC moving forward.


Blake Richards-Smith, Torrey Pines

The TP lock (pictured above) continues to make clutch plays. He scored a try and set one up in a 21-7 win over St. Augustine in Southern California.


Ewan Scott, Wilson HS

The Wilson HS flanker has been brilliant on defense.



Ryan James, Cathedral Catholic

The center scored three tries as Cathedral beat Del Norte.

Ryan James for Cathedral Catholic. John Fraser photo.


Griffin Tucker, Phoenix

The flanker scored a try and led from the front in Phoenix's 30-26 win over Columbia Area in the MSIRL.



Griffin Maat, St. Thomas

The Houston-area center scored seven tries during the Rugby Texas Ruggapalooza preseason event and continued to show smart field vision while testing defenses.

Griffin Maat for St. Thomas HS rugby. Jordan Maat photo.


Christian Toetuu, Danville

The Oaks flyhalf was in mid-season form directing the Danville attack in the Storer Classic, where Danville beat United and Irvine Rhinos.


Emari Daniels, View Park Prep

Daniels scored two tries in a 29-26 loss to St. John Bosco

Justin Livaudais, New Orleans Barbarians

The Barbarians prop started his first game against Captain Shreve and was a powerhouse.




Case Ellis, Jesuit New Orleans

The Blues Jays flyhalf directed an effective backline against Captain Shreve, and sliced up the opposition with some smart open-field kicking.

Case Ellis for Jesuit New Orleans rugby. Hudson Ellis photo.


Skyler Mitchell, Mother Lode

Mother Lode went 3-0 in the Storer Classic, and Mitchell was a superb attacking threat for his team. Among his several tries, Mitchell ran a kickoff back 90 meters for a try. Unfortunately, a late hit after he scored put him out for the next few weeks or so with a concussion.



Andrew Alves, St. Augustine

St. Augustine may have lost to Torrey Pines, but Alves (seen here with his back to the camera, being tackled) was a huge factor at center regardless of the final score. Playing a new position at center, he tested Torrey Pines as a defender and with the ball in hand.

Andrew Alves for St. Augustine rugby tackled by Torrey Pines defender. Anna Scipione photo.