Former USA flanker Inaki Basauri is back in his home area working with players in a series of sessions in Burtonsville, MD.
USA Eagle #378, Basauri played for the Maryland Exiles U19 team and also the USA U19s before going on to play professionally in Europe and make the full Eagles squad. He played in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.
Rugby Maryland took the first tournament of the HS summer 7s season in the Mid-Atlantic, defeating West Carroll in an extremely tight final.
Comprised of players from teams that didn't field their own sevens squads, RM demonstrated solid passing and aggressive pressure defense all day.
WASHINGTON, DC—On June 9, new Major League Rugby team Old Glory DC hosted a full slate of middle school and high school all-star curtain-raiser matches prior to their final match of their inaugural exhibition season against the Toronto Blues at Catholic University in Northeast Washington DC.
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.