HS Nationals News
Action from Day 1 of the 2016 Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
The game were, in order:
Union County (NC) v Brownsburg
St. Thomas Aquinas v West End
Granite Bay v Chapel Hill
Penn v Greenwich
St. Edward v Xavier
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The RuggaMatrix America podcast is back with Alex Goff talking to players and coaches at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
Alex gives his thoughts about the value of a national tournament, and the players chime in about the games, and the struggle.
Included, voices from Xavier HS, Granite Bay, South Greenville, and Gonzaga.
Here's the third in our series of Gamebreakers Columns, and we're looking at the HS Club top players from the Boys HS National Championships.
As we did with the other two, we moved some players around to make sure we have the best talent listed, so some are out of position.
In this the second of our three Gamebreakers columns, we look at the top players from the Boys HS Rugby National Championships Tier II.
We won't give a description of each player as we normally do, but suffice to say these guys played pretty well. We've moved a couple of players out of position to get the best talent in the list.
Three Gamebreakers columns this week as we look at the best players from the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
In one of the more entertaining games at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships, West End defeated Pelham HS 19-15 in the Tier II final.
Granite Bay exacted some measure of revenge and defeated Royal Irish to win the 2016 Boys HS Club national championship Saturday at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC.
The Grizzlies enjoyed a brilliant performance from their deep three of Anthony Wiley, Jon Rogers, and Sam Cusano, and an aggressive defensive performance from everyone.
Gonzaga won the 2016 Boys HS Rugby National Championships single-school final Saturday at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC.
The game was achingly close and almost ended with a Jesuit win on the final play. More here.
Gonzaga is the first single-school team to win three straight national championships, holding off Jesuit of Sacramento Saturday in a single-school final that could not have been closer.
The game was the final game played at the Rugby Athletic Center, which saw virtually all of its grass rubbed away after torrential rains and 17 previous games on the main field.
Goff Rugby Report Editor Alex Goff checks in with Royal Irish co-captain Kyle Hoeper, who was a standout in last year's Boys HS club final, and scored a crucial try in this year's semifinal.
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Goff Rugby Report Editor Alex Goff checked in with Jacob Estes, the West End scrumhalf, after the team made the Tier II final of the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
Goff Rugby Report's Alex Goff speaks with Luke Persanis and North Westall of Pelham HS about their first National Championships appearance.
Pelham opened up their tournament with a 24-14 win over South Doyle in Tier II, and then followed that up with a 22-12 win over Brownsburg on Friday to set up a Tier II final against West End on Saturday.