High school rugby has seen a few changes over the past year and the past decade, most of it good as more teams and more players are playing a decent-to-good level of rugby.
Most of the news is good news, but all of the new is a story, and we wanted to look at the biggest and most important stories in the high school game.
Here are our HS Select-Side rankings for JV boys teams —also known as Tier 2.
We looked at how teams performed in the tournaments and gave some losing teams credit for close losses. But if you are inconsistent, that drops you down.
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.
Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN hosts the South Regional Cup Tournament this weekend.
This tournament is has three brackets, all for boys: Tier 1, Tier 2, and Middle School. Tier 1 is basically Varaity (11th and 12th grade), and Tier 2 is 9th and 10th grade.
The teams are:
Here are some scores from the Regional Cup Tournaments this weekend:
Tennessee 14-5 Colorado
South Carolina 20-0 Georgia
North Carolina 29-0 Louisiana
South Carolina 17-12 Tennessee
Colorado 19-5 North Carolina
Louisiana 14-7 Georgia
Louisiana 17-5 Georgia
South Carolina 0-7 Colorado