Roswell Park was the scene for two unexpected, lopsided victories in Rugby Georgia week 3 action. The evening started with the Roswell Rebels, fresh off an emotional loss to the rival Phoenix RFC, hosting the upstart Etowah River Valley RFC.
Rugby Georgia concluded it’s 2nd week with a pair of competitive matches at the U19 level.
Rugby Georgia kicked off the Spring 2019 season with a pair of high school boys matches and one U16 match.
Kickoff weekend also saw multiple U14 matches and Rookie Rugby events at the U10 and below age groups.
This season also saw Rugby Georgia held its first U19’s HS girls championship tournament.
The championship match saw that Harlequins from Marietta, GA travel south to Brunswick, GA where the home team hosted the tournament.
Over the past three weeks teams from U14 through U19 battled for the right to be crowned Rugby Georgia State Champions in their respective age groups.
The Georgia Varsity state final matched perennial in-state rivals Alpharetta Phoenix and East Cobb Trojans in what was a repeat of a somewhat controversial 2016 championship gam that was halted for lightning and never finished.
Georgia's Phoenix club battled through for a 30-26 win over Columbia Area (aka Irmo) in the third game of the Mid-South Independent Rugby League (MSIRL) this weekend.
In a game played in good conditions after some rough winter weather in the region in previous days, neither team could pull too far ahead.
It's early days in the Boys HS 2016-17 season. Most of the games are in Southern California, but we've got a few games elsewhere.
We'll update the scores as they come in.
The Charlotte Tigers enjoyed a nice start in the new MSIRL as they shut out the defending Georgia state champions Saturday.
The Tigers defeated the East Cobb Trojans 48-0, led by a player-of-the game performance from captain and No. 8 Jonathan Rubin.
A new Boys HS league is being set up in the Southeast, with nine teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia committing to play in the new competition.
The USA Rugby South U19 all-star program has finalized its squad to play in the Rugby Americas North (what used to be NACRA) U19 Championships.
Lightning intervened in at least three state championship high school games this season, and to us, this constitutes a major story for the 2015-16 season.
The response to each of the lightning incidents were all different, and resulted in some complaints, some shrugs, and perhaps a lot of questions.