The New York 7s provides a unique opportunity in the fall and winter to see elite-level HS 7s rugby.
Certainly the LVI is another chance (so maybe unique is too strong a word), but there are so few tournaments where top-of-the-line HS teams from the United States and Canada can face off.
The Regional Cup Tournament season is wrapping up this weekend with three tournaments.
All three are big ones, with the South RCT kicking off on Friday
The HS All_Star season finishes up this weekend, but already we have a good idea of which teams have been especially strong.
Rocky Mountain Challenge Scores from June 9-10.
The Met NY Boys All-Stars have named their roster for the Northeast RCT this weekend:
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Atlantis once again proved its worth in Girls age-grade 7s rugby, taking the LVI Girls HS Elite bracket over British Columbia.
For the most part, Atlantis was the same Atlantis that made the final of the NAI 7s, and won the New York 7s, dominating possession and combining power runners with speed.
USA Rugby has announced where the Regional Cup Tournaments will be held.
These are the high school all-star events used as scouting for HS All Americans, colleges, and USA U20s.
The tournaments are as follows:
West Regional Cup Tournament June 9-10, 2018 Denver, CO
Northeast Regional Cup Tournament June 16-17. 2018 Rahway, NJ
Two Colorado-based all-star teams have joined forces this summer.
The Rocky Mountain Rebels and 5785 have begun working together, playing 15s under the 5785 moniker and 7s as the Rebels.
The partnership was set up by coaches Amy Rusert (5785) and Ethan Pougnet (Rocky Mountain).
The USA South Team 2 defeated Turks & Caicos 44-7 to book a place in the consolation final of the Rugby Americas North U19 Championships.
The Republic of Texas College All-Stars will play the Liberty Conference All-Stars August 10 in the URugby Collegiate All-Star Rugby Cup in Bermuda.
This is in conjunction with the Saracens v USA Islanders game set for the same day at the Bermuda National Sports Centre.
The South 1 team is set to face Jamaica in the Rugby Americas North U19 men's competition Saturday.
Here is the South lineup. A large percentage of this team participated in last year's event, which the South won.
Celtic Ohio won the Boys Varsity Bracket at the Midwest RCT.
Celtic had the best record in the Northeast RCT a week before, and impressed once more this time around, holding the Indiana Hawks to no tries in the semis, and then defeating EIRA Midwest 31-24 in the final.