GRR: Rugby Virginia
The Fort Hunt Warriors, ranked #28 among HS clubs by Goff Rugby Report, upset #11 West End this weekend in a game that turned many heads in Rugby Virginia.
The game was a wild one, with 88 points scored in total. Fort Hunt prevailed 57-31 thanks in large part to an outstanding performance by their back row of Gabe Rudasill, Chadi Adballa, and Max Dacey.
In a result that has many raising some eyebrows, defending Virginia champion West End defeated West Shore United out of Pennsylvania 51-5 in a preseason game.
Both teams were missing top players who were with select sides playing at the Las Vegas Invitational - several of them the teams’ most electric attackers. So maybe this was a test of depth, and if so, West End passed.
One of the top Rugby Pennsylvania teams will be facing a stent test at one of the top Virginia HS teams as West Shore United travels to West End.
For West Shore it will be an even sterner fast as they won’t have several starters - some of whom are off playing with Atlantis in Las Vegas, and others finishing up winter sports.
Rugby Virginia's West End beat a tough Doylestown team out of Pennsylvania 43-35 in a preseason match for both accomplish HS teams.
West End took an early 14-0 lead, but Doylestown replied with a try to make it 14-7. West End continued the pressure, though, and the teams entered the break with the Virginians up 26-14.