GRR: Rock Rugby
USA Rugby is unveiling a slightly new approach in its high performance pathway.
Part of that will be a verification process to officially recognize National Development Programs (NDPs) as part of its pathway.
Paced by three tries from No. 8 Charle Cross, Lake Travis moved to 3-0 in the Rugby Texas league with a 19-10 defeat of Rock Rugby Friday night.
Lake Travis has had to work hard to rebuild a backline after much of that unit graduated in the spring. But Head Coach Rick Medina has gone back to the basics and made sure he can fold in a new cadre of players. It’s working.
The Rugby Texas has started its season with a series of non-league games giving some teams a chance to warm up.
This weekend, Dallas Jesuit plays St. Thomas out of Houston, while St. Pius X visits Westlake.
West Houston is at Strake Jesuit, while Katy is at Lamar.
Rock Rugby is hosting a player and coaching camp in Round Rock, Texas this weekend.
Tonight, Friday, is the Coach Development camp, open to all ages and costing $20, followed by a player ID session for the Rock Rugby Academy touring team.
Rocky Rugby out of Texas took a preseason trip across the South earlier this month, facing two defending state champions.
The Austin-area team faced Georgia state champions Phoenix Alpharetta and then Louisiana state champs Jesuit of New Orleans. In frigid temperatures in Georgia, Rocky defeated Phoenix 31-12 at the Life University grounds in Marietta. Phoenix won the B-side game.