GRR: Iowa Youth Rugby Association
Iowa's Boys HS league ended May 14 with the championship tournament, and Waterloo- Columbus picked up where they left off in 2019 with a Class 1A victory.
The top teams from 1A and 2A in Iowa Youth Rugby's boys HS 7s league will meet Friday night as the league enters a climactic phase.
Waterloo-Columbus sits 7-0 in Varsity Class 1A, with Bondurant-Farrar close behind at 6-1-1. In Class 2A, Fort Dodge leads at 7-1-1.
Girls HS rugby around the USA is in a deep state of flux as COVID and competitive changes have had their effect.
Iowa Youth Rugby has launched its 7s season with 29 teams playing in three divisions.
The Boys 2A and Boys 1A competitions both have 10 teams involved, while the Girls 1A has nine teams duking it out. After week 1, we're already getting a sense of of who looks strong, with Ankeny (as usual), Fort Dodge, and CR Washington all going 2-0 in Boys 2A.
Actual rugby games in America may be few and far between but already Dakota Southworth made his presence known.
Iowa Central Community College’s metronomically active flanker was the player of the game in last week’s outing against Iowa State, and received kudos from both coaches.
“Their #7 just has an incredible work rate,” enthused Iowa Sate Head Coach Anthony Frein.