High School Boys
Rugby Maryland will field a U17 and U19 Boys all-star team to face Beyond Rugby Bermuda Friday.
Beyond Rugby is a youth outreach program in Bermuda started by John Layfield, and has helped at-risk youth throughout the island.
This team is touring the USA.
The Rugby Maryland teams are:
Rugby Maryland U17s
Belmont HS leads the MIAA table as the league moves into June after beating defending D2 state champion, Hanover HS, 46-12.
Neuqua defeated Morton HS 48-12 this past weekend to take the Rugby Illinois Boys HS D1 Championship.
Neuqua finished the 2018 Varsity Season 16-0, including four wins over ranked teams. Defensively, the team gave up no more than two tries in any match during Rugby Illinois regular season and playoffs, and capped playoffs with 177 points for and only 19 points against.
Here's a look at HS championships from the Tri-State Area:
Greenwich took the Rugby Connecticut title this past weekend, defeating Staples 33-27 in the state final.
Here are some updates on HS Boys rugby around the nation.Massachusetts
The MIAA keeps on rolling and Belmont High is still on top. Belmont beat Lincoln-Sudbury and Xaverian Brothers to remain undefeated in the Massachusetts varsity league.
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.