As we look ahead to the NAI 7s and look back at the National Sevens Youth Championships, here's a nice story from a team that won in the latter and will be playing in the former.
The LA Tribe boys won the U14 bracket at the Youth 7s in Cleveland, playing a nice brand of 7s and benefiting from a distinct size advantage at times. But that wasn't the whole story ...
Belmont Shore enjoyed a pretty great spring.
The Boys HS team won Southern California and the National HS Club Championship. Two weeks later the club sent two girls teams and one boys team to the National Sevens Youth Championships. They did pretty well there, too, with their A-side girls taking second, and the boys team also taking 2nd.
It was a day of championships for American teams at the United World Games in Klagenfurt, Austria Sunday as all three brackets the US teams played in were won by the Yanks.
Here's the latest news from the United World Games in Austria.
Utah Lions Girls U18s continued their excellent run of form, beating a very good Rhinos Rugby Academy (also of the USA) 36-7 before shutting out Scotland's Garioch and Czechia's RC Strong Girls 65-0 and 55-0, respectively. This set up the semifinals with three American teams in the final four.
It's been an interesting first day at the United World Games in Austria, with three American select programs fielding six teams.
Here's a quick rundown:Rhinos Rugby Academy
Rhinos Rugby Academy has a U18 Girls and a U16 Boys team in the competition.