GRR: Rugby Indiana
As the trend of high school rugby teams getting a feeder system or being a private school to increase their ability to gain the best players, it can be easy to overlook that there are small school club teams that only have a high school side.
Rugby Indiana has sent a letter to USA Rugby's CEO, the Board of Directors, and members of the organization's restructuring task force with a series of suggestions as to how to move forward.
Rugby Indiana held its HS 7s this past weekend, crowning champions in Boys and Girls brackets.
In the Boys bracket, the Fishers-HSE team beat Noblesville 19-15 in the final.
Two Kentucky teams faced off in the final of the consolation bracket, with St. Xavier HS beating Bluegrass 31-14.
In a game where both teams had scoring opportunities only to see them go begging, Royal Irish garnered some measure of revenge in beating Penn HS for the Indiana state title over the weekend.
The Indiana Boys HS State Final will be a repeat of the Midwest final with Penn HS taking on Royal Irish Monday in Elkhart, Ind.
Penn defeated Brownsburg 29-12 Sunday to advance to the championship game, while Royal Irish defeated Fishers 29-5.
In the last two meetings between these two teams, Penn has won in close contests.