Paced by some strong work from lock Cole Taft, hooker Jon Puckett, and center Erich Storti, De La Salle edged St. Augustine in the All-California Single-School 3rd/4th match Saturday.
Four teams in California will collide for the first California Rugby State Championship this Saturday at UCLA. The day will start with the third place match where Saint Augustine from San Diego will play athletic powerhouse De La Salle from Concord. In the Championship match Saint John Bosco from Bellflower will play Jesuit of Sacramento.
Watch out for De La Salle in Northern California.
The Concord, CA team is now 6-0 in NorCal's DI, and with 75 players in Varsity and JV, should have success for some time.
Division II in high school rugby can be a hit-or-miss proposition; some of those leagues are for new teams, or for teams that are struggling with numbers, but in Northern California it’s a serious competition, and some excellent teams are coming out of there.
Among them are the Elsie Allen Lobos, who remain unbeaten and are going to the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.