GRR: Rugby Texas
Is Lake Travis back as a contender in Texas? The answer is probably yes and perhaps more so with a loss this past weekend than an opening win the week before.
Strake Jesuit defeated Lake Travis 40-24 in Texas league play and that was a good win for Strake, but it was also a bit of notice that Lake Travis is right there.
On a very wet field in The Rugby Garden in Wylie, TX, Woodlands of the Houston area held off St. Martin's out of Kansas 15-8 in a high-rankings showdown Saturday.
St. Thomas of Houston opened up their season with a 43-21 defeat of Faith Family Academy in Texas.
With a lot of new players and several new coaches this is a bit of a new chapter for St. Thomas. They started eight sophomores and the game plan and lineup were, said Head Coach James Wolfinger, was a bit of an eperiment.
Several leagues in boys HS rugby are getting going already and while we've given you details on those that are fully up and running, more are just getting started.
Let's have a look.
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Maggie Rouse, President of Rugby Texas, passed away this past Friday.
Rouse, who was a vocal supporter of youth rugby for many years as well as a huge advocate for getting young people trained and certified as referees, was in addition a member of the USA Youth & High School Board and had been since the organization's inception.