The HS All_Star season finishes up this weekend, but already we have a good idea of which teams have been especially strong.
Here's a look at HS championships from the Tri-State Area:
Greenwich took the Rugby Connecticut title this past weekend, defeating Staples 33-27 in the state final.
Here are some updates on HS Boys rugby around the nation.Massachusetts
The MIAA keeps on rolling and Belmont High is still on top. Belmont beat Lincoln-Sudbury and Xaverian Brothers to remain undefeated in the Massachusetts varsity league.
The Durham school out of Britain defeated the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy NY team 54-20 Wednesday night.
Harrow School from England is touring the USA, playing teams on both coasts in a trip put together by Varsity Travel.
Varsity Travel runs rugby tours to the US and also for USA teams going abroad, finding the right competition for them and additional cultural experiences.
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy New York will face the touring Durdham HS team from England this coming Wednesday.
The games are late in the day, with the JVs playing at 8pm and the 1st teams playing afterward.
The EIRA NY Varsity lineup is as follows:
Front Row: Alex Pasa, Pelham HS
Peter Reyes, Xavier HS
Riley Burke, Pelham HS
Justin Djuve, Rye HS
The National Championships may be done, but there are still plenty of playoffs to pay attention to this weekend.
In Connecticut, Fairfield Prep defeated Simsbury 36-33 in the single-school semis. Simsbury led 26-12 at halftime, but Prep stormed back to win it in the final minutes.
The Fairfield Pegasi club followed up their high-profile win over Greenwich HS last week with a relatively convincing defeat of Fairfield Prep Wednesday in Rugby Connecticut action.
In a result that was considered quite the shocker around the country, Fairfield Rugby Club defeated Greenwich HS (ranked #7 among single-school teams by Goff Rugby Report) 29-10.
The Fairfield Rugby Club didn’t really know what to expect in the Rugby Connecticut HS club final June 13 - after a 5-2 regular season they knew they could be beaten, and their opposition, Cheshire, was undefeated.
Greenwich High School won their 8th straight Connecticut single-school state championship Thursday with an impressive 70-10 defeat of Fairfield Prep.
Greenwich takes on Fairfield Prep Thursday evening for the Connecticut single-school boys state championship in a game where the #8-ranked Greenwich team has to be heavily favored.
Fairfield has had their moments, and Greenwich Head Coach Joe Kelly said he expects the game to be a difficult one.