Utah Youth Rugby is set to hold a huge Pink Sevens tournament, and for the 5th year in a row this event brings girls together to build the game.
Fall 7s in high school has been taking over the country, at least parts of the country, and has become an excellent way of recruiting young people to the game.
Every state does it differently; some have boys and girls and multiple divisions, some have just girls playing, and some make it just a low-intensity fun thing.
Here’s a look.
Herriman won the Utah Youth Rugby Boys Varsity fall 7s competition, taking the final two tournaments of the season.
Herriman had encountered plenty of trouble with United this fall, losing the final of the first tournament of the fall series to their rivals from Alpine, before edging United in the second tournament. It came down to the final of Round 3, and Herriman was 21-17.
Utah Youth Rugby's fall HS 7s season comes down to this weekend and there's plenty on the line.
United Boys won the opening tournament, beating Herriman 28-24 in the final. Herriman responded last week, beating United 24-21 in the final.
So this week's tournament decides who's on top.
The East HS Leopards are looking ahead to the Utah Youth Rugby playoffs and are in relatively good shape.
East had a ton of trouble with Highland a week and a half ago, falling behind 20-12 and eking out a 27-27 tie.
But the team rebounded this past weekend, beating Las Vegas Rugby Academy 41-5.
The West Valley Warriors continue to win rugby games in Utah and defeated a strong United team 46-21 over the weekend.
Inside center Heamasi Lutui has been a tough player to contain and No. 8 Sousa Moeai has combined nicely with flanker Ethan Manu to control the forwards.
Herriman defeated Highland 31-14 on Friday night at Herriman High School in a high-level clash of Utah teams.
Herriman HS defeated Olympus 26-0 in a tough, physical game at Herriman HS last Saturday, winning a meeting between two ranked teams—Herriman is #4 and Olympus #12 in the FloRugby Single-School rankings.
NIT invitees East and Herriman met Saturday at Herriman HS in a game with huge implications in league standings in Utah’s Single School Tier 1 division. With both teams entering the game ranked in the top 10 nationally, the game had the makings of an instant classic, and it did not disappoint.
IN a clash of two very highly-ranked teams in Utah, Herriman came back from an early deficit to defeat a physical West Valley side 27-14 on Saturday.
Since the inception of Fall 7s rugby in Utah, Herriman HS has won the series every year, and halfway through the season it looks as though that trend will continue.
Herriman edged Snow Canyon to take the Utah Youth Rugby Varsity Red final.
Scrumhalf Gavin Flint was named player of the game but the likes of Maea Leakehe, Jake Anderson, Fisher Jackson, and Taysan Hammer all played well for the Mustangs.