GRR: Northern California
The Saints Rugby Club took the Northern California Girls HS 7s over the weekend, going 4-0 on Saturday.
The Saints, out of Sacramento, are made up of student-athletes from Saint Francis HS and Christian Brothers HS—two coed Catholic schools in the city. Under Head Coach Wes Hilger, the Saints scored at least four tries in every game and never gave up more than a try per game.
A major girls 7s tournament is slated for this coming weekend, so it's worth taking a look at where some of the teams are around the nation.Kansas
We discussed the brand-new St. Thomas Aquinas HS girls team from earlier this fall.
In a rugby match against CenCal Rugby on April 30, 2023, Granite Bay front-rower Tyson Wasser sustained a blood clot in his neck that quickly turned into a stroke, and while Wasser is thankfully alive, he has a long road ahead of him.
The Premier HS Boys Final in Northern California unleashed a high level of rugby and competitiveness as Granite Bay held off Danville to take top honors.
These two teams had played to a 26-26 tie earlier in the season so it's no surprise that this game was close as well.
Playoffs and major games in Boys HS rugby this weekend so far.Northern California Playoffs
Danville defeated De La Salle for the second week in a row, this time in the NorCal Premier semifinals, 35-12. It was close into the second half, with Danville leading 14-12 with 25 minutes left. But the Oaks backline started to find some space and pull away late.