High School Girls
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.
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 Tennessee Rugby Association will hold the state rugby championship tournament finals on Saturday, May 12 after the first round of playoffs held May 5..
The championship final matches (except the Boys Plate Championship) will take place at Middle Tennessee State University Sports Complex , Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The Tennessee Rugby Association will conduct the state rugby championships over this coming weekend and the next, running semis on May 5 and finals on May 12.
The Maryland International Youth Festival was held this past weekend, with .over 30 teams in a variety of brackets both girls and boys.
Here are most of the scores. Thanks to KLG Photos for the pictures:
This season also saw Rugby Georgia held its first U19’s HS girls championship tournament.
The championship match saw that Harlequins from Marietta, GA travel south to Brunswick, GA where the home team hosted the tournament.
The South Bay Spartans came away from this past weekend's Fullerton International Invitational with two championships, and the team's youth program added a third tournament win in one weekend..
The Spartans U12s took the championship in the 2018 SoCal Youth Rugby Northern Section End of the Season (EOS) Tournament in Norco, Calif.
Atlantis once again proved its worth in Girls age-grade 7s rugby, taking the LVI Girls HS Elite bracket over British Columbia.
For the most part, Atlantis was the same Atlantis that made the final of the NAI 7s, and won the New York 7s, dominating possession and combining power runners with speed.
USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne is stepping down after the Rugby World Cup Sevens this July in San Francisco.
Payne told the USA Rugby Board of Directors in February, and employees were told this weekend and Monday.
For more on this development, go here.
Put simply, the 2018 edition of Carolina Ruggerfest being held in Matthews, a small town just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, is massive. The tournament, for its 15 year history, has always been an early season friendly for youth and high school teams. Already a large event in years past, this time around they will break all their own records. Here’s a look, just by the numbers:
The New York 7s will be live-streamed on www.florugby.com this weekend.
Click here to sign up and watch the action.
The event features about 140 teams, including brackets for HS Premier Boys and HS Premier Girls which are as strong as almost any tournament in North America.