GRR: St. Augustine
Since the late 1950s the Cathedral Catholic (then known as Uni) and the St. Augustine Saints having been battling it out across the athletic spectrum.
Annual Southern California single-school power La Jolla has a new coaching staff.
Longtime Head Coach Bill Leversee is stepping down, and the former Eagle has enjoyed a long period of success. He will be replaced by Ethan Willis and Ian Denham, two teammates from the OMBAC rugby club who were previously coaching at St. Augustine.
Game one of their tour of Ireland saw the St. Augustine Hermits lose to Good Counsel College in New Ross, County Wexford, but it was a hugely beneficial experience regardless.
Jesuit of Sacramento defeated SCIRF champion St. Augustine 22-5 in a crossover clash Saturday.
The game was played at Cal Maritime, and was an excellent example of the quality of rugby top schools are capable of. The Saints had trouble breaking through a staunch Jesuit defense, but play a smart, structured game throughout.
This weekend features a top ten clash between Jesuit and Saint Augustine from San Diego. Both teams will meet in the bay area and play at Cal Maritime. Following the game the teams will travel to Cal to watch the Cal Invitational.