GRR: HS All-Stars
So here's a relatively unscientific analysis of Regional Cup Tournament popularity.
In 2016, as in 2019, there were five official Regional Cup Tournaments—aka High School Select Side tournaments.
TOA took the. Boys Varsity (Tier1) title at the Great Northwest Challenge, defeating Nike Legion 38-19 in the final.
NC Sharks Academy and Mustangs were tje next two strongest teams.
In the Girls Varsity (Tier 1), the Utah Cannibals shut out a strong Oregon Redhawks team 17-0. TOA beat the Redhawks 24-12 to win the Girls Tier 2 (JV).
Fort Hunt put in a team at the South RCT in Tenessee and took the Tier 2 bracket against some well-regarded select sides.
Friday has seen the completion of Day One of the Great Northwest Challenge.
Here are how things look:Boys Tier 1
The NC Sharks Academy and Washington Loggers opened up Pool A with a 21-21 tie, and while the Loggers then went on to lose to the Utah Cannibals, the Sharks beat the Utah team to lead the pool at 1-0-1.
The Midwest RCT kicks off this weekend.
Not to be confused with the Midwest All-Star Challenge, which is smaller and was held on this past Sunday, the Midwest RCT is one of the official USA Rugby-sanctioned Regional Cup Tournaments (for Cup read All-Star or Select Side).