GRR: Massachusetts Youth Rugby
Single-school rugby is the goal in the sport, but it’s been difficult to get non-private schools to embrace the game—but here is one public school that has.
Mystic River’s U19s are back on tour this February, touring Italy with the help of Irish Rugby Tours.
(Despite the name, Irish Rugby Tours takes teams to destinations all over the world, helping them combine a cultural itinerary with tickets to professional and international gams, and matching the teams with competitive opponents.)
Belmont HS swept the Massachusetts state championships in D1 with wins for both the boys and girls teams this past weekend.
Belmont HS leads the MIAA table as the league moves into June after beating defending D2 state champion, Hanover HS, 46-12.
The Massachusetts Boys HS varsity league is in ful swing, and one of the favorites, BC High, opened up with a 20-12 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury.
Both teams showed signs of rust in their first match, as there were a few handling errors, which were exacerbated by blustery conditions and cold temperatures.