High School Boys
Going into this past weekend's Rugby Washington state finals, you'd be hard-pressed to pick the winner.
With Eastside passing up the boys playoffs to play at nationals, most would have picked Liberty to take the final. But that didn't happen.
On the girls side, Kent has long been the queen bee - sometimes pushed but never really surpassed. But Kent didn't win, either.
Glenwood took the Rugby Nebraska title, defeating Gretna and Millard over the past weekend to get there.
The Rugby NY state championships are set for May 27-28, with national #4 Xavier headlining a competitive field.
Xavier, Canisius, Fordham Prep, and Kenmore will be in the Boys D1 bracket competing for the Mike Tolkin Cup.
Orchard Park, which finished 4th in the Girls Single-School national tournament, headlines the girls semis.
The Union County Mudturtles (7-0 league play, 11 - 4 overall) returned home late Saturday night from the 2018 Boys High School Rugby National Championship to face off with Bergen RFC in the New Jersey Club semi-finals. The Union team finished 1-2 at the Nationals with a win over Phoenix Alpharetta (GA) and a close loss to St.
The 2018 Tennessee Boys Cup final at the campus of MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN saw the top two teams from the playoff stages square up against each other; Germantown Mustangs from the West and Harpeth Harlequins from Middle Tennessee.
The Boys HS Rugby National Championships are set for this weekend in Kansas City, MO.
And it's also a race for #1 in perhaps the most competitive season in recent memory.
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.
Legion pulled off a bit of a surprise over the weekend, defeating Fort Hunt 29-24 to win the Rugby Virginia state title.
A breakaway run from fullback Chris Aurich in overtime put South Greenville through to the Mid-South Independent Rugby League championship 21-14 over the Charlotte Tigers.
BC High defeated St. John's Prep this week in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association league, winning a rematch of the last teo state championships games.
Good Counsel gave Gonzaga a push in the Mid-Atlantic Varsity Rugby final, ultimately going down 26-19 on Saturday.