High School Girls
The concept behind the Ruck in Rock Hill was very simple - hold the inaugural Rugby NIT for middle school to meet the demands of the exponentially growing ranks of middle school rugby in the USA.
It was something that was long overdue, and this past weekend the fact that it happened made it a success, and how it expanded was a win, too.
Scores from the Great Northwest Challenge Regional Cup all-star Tournament Day Two.
More on Day One Here
Boys HS All-Star Rankings!
Here are the scores from Day One of the Midwest RCT
Celtic Elite OH enjoyed a solid day of rugby at the Midwest RCT in Fishers, Ind. with four teams going 7-0.
Day One in the Great Northwest Challenge is in the books and here's what has happened.
The Ruck in Rock Hill is set for this weekend, with a national Middle School invitational, a girls Middle School 7s tournament, a boys HS 7s tournament, and a South Girls HS All-Star event.
The tournament has expanded markedly after the initial promotion of it as a Middle School NIT. It has since filled up with other teams looking for competition.
Below is the schedule.
Three HS All-Star tournaments are in full swing.
In the South, North Carolina and Tennessee were 2-0 in the Boys Varsity pool play. Tennessee needed a one-point win over Okapi to get there. NC beat Okapi and Louisiana. That set up the semis, and North Carolina defeated Illinois 31-0 to make the final, while Tennessee held off ARE 14-5.
Scores and standings from the South Regional Cup Tournament in Marietta, Ga.
Check back for score and update throughout the weekend.
Link to Scores from Rocky Mountain Challenge
After a period where it seemed we might not have a Northeast RCT at all, we actually have a very compelling tournament.
The Middle School NIT is growing and expanding as the tournament approaches.
Slated for June 24-25 in Rock Hill, SC, the tournament has now expanded into three brackets.
The first is the Boys Middle School bracket, which will include Washington DC, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Virginia, and two teams from North Carolina.
The Indiana Hawks, Indiana Speed, and Celtic Elite met up in a girls Midwest All-Star Challenge this past weekend in what is basically a preview of the upcoming Midwest RCT.
The Indiana Hawks won both of their gams, beating the Speed 27-20 and the Celtic Elite 32-26. The Celtic Elite defeated the Speed to go 1-1, and the Celtic Elite JV Girls went 2-0.