The Charlotte Tigers defeated the Raleigh Redhawks 41-35 Saturday to secure the top seed in the North Carolina Youth Rugby Boys HS Club playoffs.
The Tigers benefited from some solid work from twins Drius and Donovan Law, who had just been off with the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy team in the Tropical 7s.
The Raleigh Redhawks defeated the Clayton Copperheads 34 - 26 on Saturday in a game that almost didn’t happen.
The Raleigh Redhawks defeated Vienna in Virginia despite having some players late to the game due to traffic.
On Tuesday night, the Raleigh Redhawks traveled 25 miles to Chapel Hill to take on the Highlanders in the Redhawks' first league match of the season, and the 39 – 5 win helped ease the pain of their loss to Gonzaga over the weekend.
Charlotte Tigers made a bit of a statement in MSIRL and North Carolina HS Club action, with a 47-0 defeat of Charlotte Catholic.
Not Broughton High School’s first year in rugby has ended with a state championship.
The team defeated Corinth Holders in the semi on Saturday during the Charlotte Ruggerfest, and on Sunday defeated the Providence Panthers in the final.
Virginia HS club Fort Hunt took a trip to North Carolina over the weekend and returned with plenty of things to work on, as the #3-ranked Warriors lost to the Raleigh Redhawks and Charlotte Tigers.
It's a championship weekend around Boys High School Rugby. Here's a look at some of the action going on:
Tennessee kicks off its playoffs. See more here. The playoss will last two weeks.
North Carolina produced a couple of surprises in its playoffs this weekend.
The Charlotte Tigers won Friday night's North Carolina HS club semifinal with a 26-12 defeat of Charlotte Catholic.
Put simply, the 2018 edition of Carolina Ruggerfest being held in Matthews, a small town just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, is massive. The tournament, for its 15 year history, has always been an early season friendly for youth and high school teams. Already a large event in years past, this time around they will break all their own records. Here’s a look, just by the numbers:
The Chapel Hill Highlanders opened their season with a 54-0 shutout of Spring Hill at the Myers Park Stampede preseason tournament.
The Highlanders got three tries each from Seamus Brennan and Emmanuel Sevon, while Ben Austin and Ryan Niemiller each score two. Lawrence Bridges - back after a year away - kicked seven conversions.