GRR: Rugby NY
City Honors won the Western New York Girls HS championship this past weekend, rolling over a very solid Orchard Park team 52-12.
Pelham HS improved to 3-1 in New York with a convincing 86-14 defeat of the Harvey School.
High School rugby teams in New York are embracing touch rugby, which has proved to be a good way to get players back on the field while also making local and state officials feel comfortable with how contact is handled.
Touch Rugby may be the best inroad into getting rugby on the field this fall.
High school and youth programs have probably been the first to officially get the OK to play touch rugby in a competitive format, but this certainly could be the way forward for college and club, as well.
The New York State HS 7s wrapped up its fourth week of competition building toward this coming weekend's final event.
The back-and-forth rivalry between Pelham HS and PlayRugby Academy continues, and this past weekend PlayRugby took the Boys Varsity division, garnering some payback for the prevous week's Pelham victory.