GRR: Stars & Stripes
An element of surprise tints many of Renee Gonzalez's rugby experiences, but the now-senior was expecting to attend her second Stars & Stripes camp as a veteran. That was, of course, until the Stars staff asked the 17-year-old fullback to have a go at flanker. The forwards. Scrums.
The Stars & Stripes isn't a HS All American tour, but the week and the game at the end of that week held plenty of benefit for the players and the coaches.
The Stars & Stripes boys players ran into the England national team Saturday after both completed their camps in Colorado.
The Stars & Stripes week ended for 44 highly-regarded high school boys rugby players Saturday with the Stars & Stripes game in Greeley, Colo.
The Stars fell behind early and then came back in a high-scoring game to win 42-38. But more than that, the game was the culmination of a week of work with their respective coaching staffs.