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02.28.2019 - Alex Goff

The top eight in the CRC Qualifier in Men's College 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational are set.

Dartmouth was dominant and takes the top seed. Little surprise there. 

Photos by David Barpal click on smaller photos to enlarge

Perhaps the surprise of the tournament was Utah Valley, which took the #2 seed and is a serious contender.

02.27.2019 - Alex Goff

East HS opened up its Rugby Colorado account with a well-taken 26-21 over Regis Jesuit in a repeat of last year's final.

This was the first 2019 league match for both teams and was also the 14th annual Boot Bowl, played for a trophy made out of East Head Coach Bill Baer's actual rugby boot. Yes, really. 

02.26.2019 - Alex Goff

The Boys HS Rugby National Championships has seen a massive changeover for 2019.

Announced last week, the field of 24 teams has nine changes from 2018, which is significant in what organizers said was the most competitive field of applicants they had ever seen.

02.26.2019 - Alex Goff

Gonzaga HS is thinking national championship again and took an impressive step toward that end with a 34-12 defeat of St. Ignatius out of Cleveland.

This is a regular meeting between these two teams, and it's often very close. While still a competitive game, it was a little more on Gonzaga's side, and there's a reason for that.

02.26.2019 - Alex Goff

St. John Bosco upset St. Augustine to take the SCIRF title over the weekend, in a win that was not without controversy.

Bosco did well to stifle an impressive St. Augustine attack, and held the Saints to just 11 points.

02.25.2019 - Alex Goff

Wando defeated Phoenix Alpharetta 39-12 this past weekend in Mid-South Independent Rugby League action.

Wando set the tone early with tries tfromo Caleb Calandra, Ben Wakser, and Cole Frank in a high-tempo match. Powerful No.8 Ahmad Alquza closed out the first half with a surging run that put him over the line.

02.25.2019 - Alex Goff

LAS VEGAS, NV. - The USA Men’s Falcons have named their 13-player roster for the Las Vegas Invitational taking place this week Feb 28 - Mar 2 alongside the senior HSBC USA Sevens tournament.

02.25.2019 - Alex Goff

LAS VEGAS, NV. - The USA Men’s Falcons have named their 13-player roster for the Las Vegas Invitational taking place this week Feb 28 - Mar 2 alongside the senior HSBC USA Sevens tournament.

02.25.2019 - GRR Staff

The University of Mary Washington has pulled off two straight tournament victories in the Chesapeake Conference series.

This has been a difficult task to accomplish over the last couple of years, as the Chesapeake has several strong 7s teams, and winning consistently is very difficult.

On a cold, rainy weekend, UMW went 5-0 in this past weekend's tournament.

02.24.2019 - Alex Goff

Scores from this weekend in boys HS rugby.

 

02.21.2019 - Alex Goff

Pelham HS of New York is on tour in Texas and started off with a nicely-taken 53-10 victory over St. Thomas in Houston Thursday.

Winter weather and an iced-up plane made for a very long travel day on Wednesday, but the Pelham team fronted up well after a relatively slow start in the rain.

02.21.2019 - Alex Goff

Lamorinda shook up the Northern California, and indeed the national, high school scene with a 36-29 defeat of defending national HS Club champion Danville Oaks over the weekend.

For Lamorinda, this was a huge accomplishment and it’s not a coincidence that a couple of days later Lamorinda was invited to the 2019 HS National Championships.

02.21.2019 - Alex Goff

For the second week in a row we will recognize a center playing for a college in Arizona; this time our college player of the week is Lucas Bartzis, who scored three tries as UofA beat Utah State, then three tries as the Wildcats beat Grand Canyon 34-14, and two tries in the rivalry win over Arizona State.

02.19.2019 - Alex Goff

Jesuit of Sacramento defeated Marin 69-14 over the weekend paced by some outstanding work from fullback Max Schumacher and forward Laiatu Latu.

Jesuit scored early thanks to a Schumacher penalty. The co-captain would not miss a kick all day.

02.19.2019 - Alex Goff

Christian Brothers of Tennessee visited Louisiana over the weekend and took on the Bayou Hurricanes of Raceland, La. 

The game was a tough one, but the Bayou Hurricanes had the better of their scoring opportunities and came away with a 51-0 win.

02.18.2019 - Alex Goff

Phoenix Alpharetta traveled to Knoxville on Saturday to open their MSIRL season against Tennessee Academy. Tennessee are an area side with players drawn from the East Tennessee region and this is their first year competing in the MSIRL.

02.14.2019 - Alex Goff

The weekend of games gets busier and busier.

02.14.2019 - Alex Goff

The Gold Coast Conference usually gets decided by the same top teams playing off, and this year is no different.

Claremont Colleges, which plays in the Gold Coast D1 and goes on to the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) playoffs, is one of those teams, as is Cal State Long Beach, and University of San Diego. Last week, Claremont and CSULB battled to a 26-26 tie.

02.14.2019 - Alex Goff

Still unbeaten in the SCIRF, St. Augustine has emerged as a powerhouse single-school program. 

One of the players leading the way is Mike Cross, and he is our Player Of The Month for January, 2019.

(Editor's note, yes, it's not been January for two weeks, sorry, we're late with this one but will be more prompt in the future.)

02.13.2019 - GRR Staff

The Atlantis elite select side has announced that Sophie Pyrz and Jack Bradfield have become the first former Atlantis High School players to play with the senior Atlantis women and men’s teams on an overseas tour.

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