The Washington Loggers Boys U14 State rep-side traveled to Vancouver, BC in August to face the British Columbia U14s.
The match, hosted at Capilano RFC’s Klahanie Park, served as a curtain-raiser between the BC Bears vs Wolf Pack, for the senior men’s Canadian Rugby Championship fixture.
Saturday August 4th saw the annual Washington DC Youth Rugby “coaches vs kids” game.
The Potomac Rugby Union Youth League end of the season took place this past weekend in Columbia, Maryland. 57 youth teams sent sevens teams to compete in U7, U9, U11, and U13 brackets through the two day weekend. There were also U15 demonstration tackle games for boys and girls that took place on Sunday morning.
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 34th Annual Kickoff Tournament starts up Jan 27-28, with over 130 teams at high school level down to under 10.
The event, held in Sacramento, is California-heavy but also features teams from Washington and Hawaii. Played on nine fields over two days, the tournament requires the assistance of 74 referees, 14 of them coming in from Canada.
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.
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.
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.
A year after USA Rugby first started looking into guidelines for how young players are introduced to the game, and some action is going to be taken this summer.
USA Rugby Soliciting HS-Youth Eligibility Opinions
Five teams ave already accepted invitations to the inaugural Middle School National Invitational Tournament in June.
Dubbed The Ruck in Rock Hill because it will be held in Rock Hill, SC June 24 and 25, the tournament already has signed up the following teams:
North Texas Barbarians