USA Rugby South U19 men opened up the Rugby Americas North U19 championships with a 41-0 defeat of Bermuda in Miramar, Fla.
The Women’s 10s event at the Rugby Americas North Championship is a bit of an unknown quantity, but should be intriguing just the same.
Head Coach Rosalind Chou, who led Life University to a USA Rugby/CRC 7s double this spring, was asked to take on the coaching job, and she said it will be something of a new experience for everyone.
The USA Rugby South U19 Panthers have named their starting lineup in the opening round of games in the Rugby Americas North U19 championships.
The Rugby Americas North (RAN) regional U19 championship is almost upon us, with the USA Rugby South set to face Bermuda on Saturday.
The Panthers will face Bermuda on July 9 and then Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday, July 13. It's a pretty favorable draw for the South, as befits the top seed in the pool. Bermuda and T&T play on July 11 in between those two games.
USA Rugby South gets to step up for the United States once more this month as the Panthers enter the Rugby Americas North (previously known as NACRA) U19 championships.
The South Panthers entered two teams last year when one of the participating countries couldn’t make it. Their A team made the final before being shut out by Mexico. The B team, as expected, struggled.
The USA Rugby South U19 all-star program has finalized its squad to play in the Rugby Americas North (what used to be NACRA) U19 Championships.
The USA Rugby South U19 program is back playing in the Rugby Americas North 15s championships.
The Panthers will compete July 7-17 against teams from the Caribbean, as they have in previous years, representing the USA.
The USA Rugby South may have fallen short in the team's quest for a NACRA U19 championship, losing 24-0 to Mexico in the final, but they did their region, and the country, proud.
Mexico dominated the final of the NACRA U19 Championships, not letting the USA South A team getting anywhere and winning 24-0.
The South kept up the fight but could not crack the Mexico defense.
In other action Saturday, Cayman Islands beat Turks & Cacos 29-26 in a thriller to take 5th, or the Plate.
So the final placements in the NACRA U19s Championships are:
The USA Rugby South U19 Red team defeated Bermuda 17-0 Friday in Orlando to secure 7th in the North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) U19 Championships.
Many of the players on the USA Rugby South team playing in the NACRA U19 15s remember last year.
In the 2014 tournament, a 15-10 loss to Mexico in the semis relegated the Panthers to the 3rd/4th game, where they won 32-10. That was a nice ending, but that loss in the semis stuck with them.