It’s been tight all season in the Rugby Maryland HS club league, with the Maryland Exiles, West Carroll, and Howard County all in a virtual tie atop the standings.
This weekend’s playoffs decided a state winner—Maryland Exiles—but didn’t change the perception that these teams are all pretty strong.
In a game that illustrated how close the top three teams in Rugby Maryland are, the Maryland Exiles were able to just get by West Carroll 15-14 this past weekend.
Capped Eagle Inaki Basauri returned to his high school team, Maryland Exiles Youth Rugby, to run a practice session during his brief Christmas Holiday before returning to his professional rugby commitments in France.
Registration is open for the Girls and Boys Rugby Maryland Academy, and this is a chance for players to hone the most important rugby skills..
The Academy has a stated mission to raise a player's rugby IQ, and with that in mind has lined up the likes of Laura Miller, Mike Petri, AND Nancy Fitz, plus other experienced coaches, including Towson University head coach Tony De Cesare.
Rugby Maryland will field a U17 and U19 Boys all-star team to face Beyond Rugby Bermuda Friday.
Beyond Rugby is a youth outreach program in Bermuda started by John Layfield, and has helped at-risk youth throughout the island.
This team is touring the USA.
The Rugby Maryland teams are:
Rugby Maryland U17s
It's a championship weekend around Boys High School Rugby. Here's a look at some of the action going on:
Tennessee kicks off its playoffs. See more here. The playoss will last two weeks.
The Maryland International Youth Festival was held this past weekend, with .over 30 teams in a variety of brackets both girls and boys.
Here are most of the scores. Thanks to KLG Photos for the pictures:
In the final sevens tournament in the Mid-Atlantic Region the Maryland Exiles finally got the result they have been looking for against North Bay winning 27-14 in the final. North Bay has been the top team in summer sevens this year with Head Coach Marty Maurice leading his team to first place finishes at Cowpie Sevens, Philly Cheese Steak Sevens and Splash Sevens.
In sweltering triple-digit temperatures, Rugby Maryland welcomed Bryntirion Comprehensive from Bridgend, Wales as part of the Welsh school's USA tour.
Rugby Maryland will host Bryntirion Comprehensive High School from Bridgend, Wales Thursday, July 13 at Timberlawn Park in Rockville, Md.
With a 31-16 win over West Carroll, the newly-formed Bethesda Roosters have finished their Maryland HS league at 6-0.
The Roosters have secured the #1 seed in the playoffs, with North Bay finishing 2nd.
In near perfect weather conditions, the third weekend of Mid-Atlantic High School Sevens featured the Maryland Exiles Sevens Tournament held as the opener for the important Mid-Atlantic Premier Division Match between the Potomac Exiles and the Norfolk Blues. In attendance to check out the action were former USA Eagles Chris Saint, Owen Lentz, and Tom Sanders.