The Northeast RCT wrapped up last weekend in Springfield, MA with Connecticut taking the Boys Tier 1 title.
The tournament was not heavily attended and even the host team, Massachusetts, struggled, with numbers.
Connecticut started strong on Saturday, beating Western NY 77-0, and WNY also struggled (although not as much) against Pennsylvania.
After taking 3rd place in Tier 2 at the Boys High School Nationals tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aspetuck Valley Rugby Club defeated Simsbury HS and Greenwich HS to win the Connecticut State Championships.
The final, 20-12 over Greenwich, was considered something of an upset, as Greenwich has generally dominated the Nutmeg State in HS rugby for years.
Aspetuck defeated in-state rival Simsbury 33-7 in D1 Rugby Connecticut action.
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.