The Woodlands defeated St. Pius X 29-19 April 28 to take the Rugby Texas Division I state title in Austin, Texas, bouncing back from a very difficult semifinal game the day before.
In a clash of two ranked Texas teams, The Woodlands (#16 in HS Club) took on St. Pius X (#36 among single-school teams), Woodlands defeated Pius 21-10 over the weekend.
Rugby Texas logged an excellent weekend at the Rocky Mountain Challenge, taking both the Boys Tier 1 and Boys Tier 2 titles.
The HS all-star event is split into two tiers for boys and for girls, with Tier 1 being for U18s, and Tier 2 for U16s. Sophomores and Juniors can play up or down depending on age, but Seniors and Freshmen cannot.
The Dallas Harlequins Colts won the Rugby Texas championship Sunday, beating The Woodlands 15-13 in a tight, back-and-forth match.
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Rugby Texas is down to a final four after this weekend's quarterfinals.
St. Pius X pulled off a relative upset, overcoming two red cards and a yellow (they were down to 12 players at one point) to be Allen 41-38 in overtime. David-John Selby kicked the game-winning penalty in overtime.
The Woodlands Youth Rugby Club held its first ‘Come and Take It’ Rugby Tournament in The Woodlands, Texas over spring break.
Katy defeated St. Thomas of Houston 62-7 in Texas HS D1 East Division action, showing once again that Katy is a team to watch.
Aidan de Villiera scored four tries in the game, while Max Palmer logged 27 pints on two tries, seven conversions, and a penalty. Gregor Gourlay, Grady Pope, and Jeremy Sanchez also scored tries.
Katy continued its strong run of results with a 24-19 decision over St. Pius X in Rugby Texas D! action over the weekend.
Katy is playing well as a team, and needed every bit of it to hold off a determined St. Pius team.
Aidan de Villiers, Glen Robertson, and Grady Pope all scored tries and Max Palmer converted all three and hit a crucial penalty goal to defeat Pius.
Texas team Katy took a two-game trip to Louisiana and came out with two big victories this weekend.
What's up in Boys HS Rugby this week? Let's have a look:
St. Pius X opened up its Rugby Texas account with a convincing 56-0 victory over West Houston over the weekend.
Rocky Rugby out of Texas took a preseason trip across the South earlier this month, facing two defending state champions.
The Austin-area team faced Georgia state champions Phoenix Alpharetta and then Louisiana state champs Jesuit of New Orleans. In frigid temperatures in Georgia, Rocky defeated Phoenix 31-12 at the Life University grounds in Marietta. Phoenix won the B-side game.