High School Boys
The Boys HS All Americans are cooling off in the chilly waters around Vancouver Island—think the world’s most Orca-dense ice bath—after two solid outings in the team’s assembly in Canada.
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Former USA flanker Inaki Basauri is back in his home area working with players in a series of sessions in Burtonsville, MD.
USA Eagle #378, Basauri played for the Maryland Exiles U19 team and also the USA U19s before going on to play professionally in Europe and make the full Eagles squad. He played in the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.
The USA Rugby South Panthers have named their squad to play in the Rugby Americas North Men's U19 championship to be held in Barbados this month.
So here's a relatively unscientific analysis of Regional Cup Tournament popularity.
In 2016, as in 2019, there were five official Regional Cup Tournaments—aka High School Select Side tournaments.
The Northeast RCT wrapped up last weekend in Springfield, MA with Connecticut taking the Boys Tier 1 title.
The tournament was not heavily attended and even the host team, Massachusetts, struggled, with numbers.
Connecticut started strong on Saturday, beating Western NY 77-0, and WNY also struggled (although not as much) against Pennsylvania.
TORONTO, ON. - National High Performance Development Manager JD Stephenson has named 24 Boys High School All-American Sevens for the U18 Can-Am Sevens Series happening July 11-13 in Toronto, Ontario in conjunction with the Great North 7s.
TOA took the. Boys Varsity (Tier1) title at the Great Northwest Challenge, defeating Nike Legion 38-19 in the final.
NC Sharks Academy and Mustangs were tje next two strongest teams.
In the Girls Varsity (Tier 1), the Utah Cannibals shut out a strong Oregon Redhawks team 17-0. TOA beat the Redhawks 24-12 to win the Girls Tier 2 (JV).
Fort Hunt put in a team at the South RCT in Tenessee and took the Tier 2 bracket against some well-regarded select sides.
Friday has seen the completion of Day One of the Great Northwest Challenge.
Here are how things look:Boys Tier 1
The NC Sharks Academy and Washington Loggers opened up Pool A with a 21-21 tie, and while the Loggers then went on to lose to the Utah Cannibals, the Sharks beat the Utah team to lead the pool at 1-0-1.
In 2014 Rugby New Jersey established our first class of Honorary All State Players.
These selected student athletes played rugby during their High School years in New Jersey and went on to play in College.
The Woodlands Boys HS team won the Boy's High School Elite Division at Bloodfest in the Austin, TX area over the weekend; the win was notable in part because Woodlands was the only non-select-side in the bracket, and took home the trophy regardless.
This follows on the Woodlands sweeping two previous 7s tournaments, making this the third tournament win this summer.