High School Boys
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.
Belmont HS swept the Massachusetts state championships in D1 with wins for both the boys and girls teams this past weekend.
The Dragon's Breath 7s tournament was held this past weekend in Doylestown, PA, welcoming 40 teams from six states in six HS and youth brack
North Carolina Youth Rugby won the Tier 1 Boys bracket at the South RCT, defeating Tennessee 34-7 in the final.
NC got to the final by beating St. Louis 24-10 and the Floida Dragons 24-7 in pool play on Saturday, and thwn holding off South Carolina 13-8 in the semis.