GRR: Rugby Oregon
It's a busy weekend around the country in Boys HS rugby, as some leagues are getting started, and others heading into playoff-decision time; here's a look:
The Union Titans, defending Oregon single-school champions, took a short trip to California to kick off their season.
The Titans played a series of shortened matches with some DI teams from Northern California, defeating the Cougars 19-5 and Sierra 35-12 on Saturday. On Sunday, the Titans defeated the Sac Eagles 31-19 and the Cougars 36-5.
The Grackles were the favorites heading into the Rugby Oregon girls high school 7s championship last weekend, but the reigning fall and summer 7s champion had played some close games during its undefeated season. To boot, the Grackles’ best player – Sui A’au – was absent for an official visit tot Lindenwood University.
Union HS remains undefeated in Rugby Oregon’s fall HS 7s competition as the teams enter into the final weekend of regular competition.
Next week will see teams play for various trophies, but right now it’s still part of league play, and Union sits 12-0, just ahead of 10-1 Portland Pumas.
The Rugby Oregon Girls 7s season got off to a nice start Saturday at Lentz Park in Portland with the Grackles once again leading the way.
The Grackles dominated in their first two games over the Crubarians and Linn Benton, but had to work a little harder for a 19-15 victory over the Valley Panthers Black team.