GRR: Rugby Idaho
What's happening around the country in Boys HS Rugby? Time for a nationwide rundown:
Mountain View moved to 3-0 in Rugby Idaho with a convincing win over the Renegades on Monday.
With the 50-19 result, Mountain View remains unbeaten, and has already logged a victory over their closest competitors, Rocky Mountain.
Meanwhile, Rocky Mountain, who lost 30-29 to Mountain View two weeks ago, handed Capital HS a 62-5 defeat.
Week Two in Rugby Idaho saw an epic battle of the mountains. Rocky Mountain and Mountain View clashed in a repeat of last year's Idaho State Championship. It took 68 minutes for the returning champs to take the lead over the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies in this game that came down to the finish.
Rugby Idaho kicks off its season and it promises to be a good one.
Teams around the state are loaded with big numbers and improving athletes, and this state could be the next one to be a rugby hotbed.
Capital, Mountain View, and Rocky Mountain lead the chase right now, but there are other teams, such as Eagle, Bingham, and Nampa, that have over 40 players registered already.
The only major HS all-star tournament West of the Continental Divide kicks off this weekend in Corvallis, Ore, with a massive feast of rugby at the Great Northwest Challenge.
And the tournament is also an interesting experiment to see how splitting off of all-star efforts from their State-Based Rugby Organizations works.