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Girls HSAAs in France for European 7s

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Girls HSAAs in France for European 7s

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The USA Rugby Girls HS All Americans Powered by Atavus are in Vichy, France to play in the Rugby Europe Women's U18 7s Championships starting Saturday.

The USA is one of only two non-European team in the 16-country competition. the other is Canada. The Atavus GHSAAs are in Pool C with German, Ireland, and Russia. 

"This is unique for them," Head Coach Farrah Douglas said in USA Rugby's announcement of the team. "They haven't played on other continents, in other countries besides Canada. They haven't had what we think of as a true international. It's a first for the program overall to have the opportunity to be included in the European championship."

The team was in Washington DC, working on systems and playing against the Scion Rugby Academy. The squad is led by Lilly Durbin, who is already capped at the senior level in 7s, and will captain the team. 

Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS Rugby Europe Women's U18 Sevens Championship
1. Lolohea Makaafi (Kent Crusaders, Wash.)
2. Julia Riekena (Big Sky, Mont.) (More here)
3. Daisy Manoa (Danville, Calif.) (More here)
4. Kathleen Gearhart (Penn HS, Ind.)
5. Renee Gonzales (Armstrong, Minn.) (More here)  
6. Kayla Canett (Fallbrook HS, Calif.) (More here)
7. Kathryn Stowers (Orem, Utah) (More here)
8. Lilly Durbin - Captain - (Fallbrook HS, Calif.) (More here)
9. Cassidy Bargell (Summit HS, Colo.)
10. Nia Toliver (ICEF, Calif.) (More here)
11. Alexandria Sedrick (Herriman, Utah) (More here)
12. Suiluana A'au (Grant HS, Ore. / Central Washington University) (More here)

Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS Coaching Staff
Farrah Douglas - Coach
Emilie Bydwell - Coach
Sarah Leslie - Physiotherapist


Rugby Europe Women's U18 7s Championships Pools and Schedule:

Pool A: England, Ukraine, Ukraine, Romagnat (France)

Pool B: Spain, Wales, Sweden, Andorra

Pool C: Germany, Ireland, Russia, USA

Pool D: Portugal, Netherlands, France, Canada


List of games for Saturday:

England v Romagnat
Italy v Ukraine
Spain v Andorra
Wales v Sweden
Germany v USA
Ireland v Russia
Portugal v Canada
Netherlands v France
Italy v Romagnat
England v Ukraine
Wales v Andorra
Spain v Sweden
Ireland v USA
Germany v Russia
Netherlands v Canada
Portugal v France
Ukraine v Romagnat
England v Italy
Sweden v Andorra
Spain v Wales
Russia v USA
Germany v Ireland
Portugal v Netherlands
France v Canada