Charlotte Catholic High School has announced the appointment of Nick Whitrow as the new head coach for its varsity rugby program.
The Fort Hunt Warriors headed south this last weekend to Charlotte looking for good weather and good rugby. They found a lot of good rugby, some good weather, and most importantly a pair of clubs that hosted the touring Warriors side in the true rugby tradition.
The final day of action is done at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.
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In North Carolina, the single-school teams now know who is in the final, and the open club teams know who is in the semis.
Among the single-school teams, Fort Myers defeated South Meck 43-19 Friday night for the right to play in the North Carolina state championship.
The Fort Myers Mustangs went into the semifinal 6-2 in the regular season, while the Sabres were also 6-2.
The playoffs loom in the North Carolina Open League, with teams still vying for the top four spots.
Charlotte Catholic defeated rivals Union County 28-10 Friday night to move to 6-0 i the Mid-South Independent Rugby League, and and 8-0 in North Carolina's Open league.
Catholic is in excellent shape now to win the MSIRL, and after dropping Union County to 7-1 in North Carolina (as well as 7-1 in the MSIRL), they are in good shape to be 1st in the regular season, too.
Charlotte Catholic squared off against the Charlotte Tigers in a Friday night match this past weekend, securing and important win for the NC Open and MSIRL leagues.
The two teams are participants in both leagues and the matches are being counted in both leagues.
Both Boys HS leagues in North Carolina are tight at the top as three or four in each league are pushing for 1st place.
In the single-school league in North Carolina, which includes 12 teams, Myers Park beat the Ardrey Kell Knights 31-14 to move to 5-0. Three teams - South Meck Sabres, WA Hough Huskies, and Providence Panthers - are 4-1.
Charlotte Catholic finally got started in th Mid-South Independent Rugby League with four games in the Carolina Ruggerfest, and cam away with four victories.
The Cougars scored 140 points versus 25 in the four shortened games.
The Mid-South Independent Rugby League (MSIRL) held 14 league games over the weekend at Carolina Ruggerfest.
Eight of the nine teams in the Mid-South Independent Rugby League (MSIRL) will compete in MSIRL games at the Carolina Ruggerfest.