Southern California’s HS 7s season wrapped up with the San Pasqual 7s at the beginning of August, and, no surprise, Los Angeles won.
Transitioning from 15s to 7s is expected for the players with the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy 7s team set for the Victoria International 7s, but one of their number doesn’t have to worry about that.
Sometimes the hardest thing to deal with is heightened expectations.
For example, when most of your team’s backline is invited to the HS All American camp, you’re expected to perform. But a twisted ankle here, or a case of the flu there, and it can sometimes start off on the wrong foot, and then expectations move you to force things.
We were warned. Representatives of the Virginia boys select team kept pointing it out, that Dmontae Noble had been the JV MVP of the Challenge Cup RCT two years i a row.
Watch out, they said, when he plays for the varsity team.
And so we watched, and there was Noble, torching team after team with his pace, acceleration, and field vision. MVP again, and no one complained,
When Boston College High School won the Massachusetts state championship, Terry Cullen had a lot to do with it.
The imposing No. 8 scored three of his team’s four tries in the state final, and that was pretty much a normal game for him.
A couple of weeks ago Goff Rugby Report named our College Player of the Year.
That was Kyle Sumsion, the captain and flanker for BYU. It meant we needed to name a Back of the Year, and this week that player gets his due.
We have documented the story of Royal Irish Rugby's difficulties in getting to the Boys HS National Championship final, their battle to win the game, and what they
There was a moment during the Southern California HS club final when Aaron Matthews just took control.
Logan and Donovan Ronan compete in everything - they wrestle, they fight, they race, they see who can eat the most - they compete in everything, except one thing - rugby.
Even then, they do compete when it comes to who can train harder, who practices better, but the twin brothers and flanker for 5-1 Regis Jesuit are the consummate teammates on the field.
You hear talk about "leading by example" but for different rugby players it means different things.
Sparking South Doyle to a defeat of rivals Bearden, South Doyle (Tenn.) flyhalf Jon Doster was a try-scoring machine.
Penn won the Lindenwood tournament then turned around to defeat St. Igantius.
For the program as a whole, that is all part of a very nice start for a team that has national championship aspirations.
Penn is a strong team with good players throughout, but this week we single out one.