CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (USA Rugby Release) – The USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans, supported by Aircraft Charter Solutions, completed a four-day Winter Camp at the tail end of the 2015 calendar year at Casa Grande Sports Academy.
If you read Goff Rugby Report a lot you will realize that we have a soft spot for the unheralded players.
It’s not common that you get a young athlete choosing a college in part because of rugby even though he hasn’t played rugby, but that’s kind of how Thomas McCrimmon ended up at UNC-Wilmington.
You might have seen the video of Eric Sweeney playing scrumhalf for Towson University, taking the ball from the back of the scrum, running weakside and popping a kick over the top for a try against Georgetown.
It’s always fun to give some notice to a player who isn’t the high-profile one on the team.
Kutztown University’s victory over Army was certainly an opportunity to notice the well-known players, such as Robert Stortz, Wes Hartmann, Jonathan Sage. But instead let’s look at Nick Hohlt.
Asked to characterize Sean Hardiman’s game at scrumhalf for Iona in their victory over Army this past weekend, Iona Head Coach Bruce McLane was succinct - “he played the best game of his life.”
Good timing for Hardiman, as he did so against a formidable opponent. Hardiman himself said his day, and the team’s day, came down to a lot of self-belief.
Spring Hill is at the top of the Deep South Men’s DII Conference with three dominant victories, and a big part of the small Catholic School’s success is No. 8 Jacob Campos.
The power-running forward scored three tries in this past weekend’s defeat of South Alabama, and, says Head Coach Justin Goonan, he is more than that.
Whenever Stony Brook wins a game - which happens a lot - you’re likely to hear one name mentioned every time.
James Sheridan, Jimmy Sheridan. However you say it, the Seawolves prop who sometimes fills in at lock is the rock up which Stony Brook rugby is built.
When No. 8 Simba Chirara went down injured before this past weekend’s game between Western Michigan and Bowling Green, WMU Head Coach Mark Allen was sorely tempted to shift his captain and flyhalf Tom Kacor to replace Chirara.
Clemson University may have won their opening conference games by huge margins, so maybe there wasn’t any dramatic comeback to performance that made the difference, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any special performances.
AIC ’center Adrian Ray was a central part of his team’s victory over NEC this past weekend.
Ray, a power-running midfielder out of the Perry Street Prep program in Washington, DC, provided one of the great highlights of the day, thundering over a defender to score one of AIC’s four tries on the night.
For many top high school rugby players, football season is upon us. For Bronson Teles of the Katy Barbarians in Texas, it’s no different.
An imposing football player as a defensive end, and in rugby as a No. 8, the tall, big-striding athlete is one to watch.
Teles began playing rugby at nine years old, and has played with Katy ever since.