The Carolina Ruggerfest concluded over the weekend and we will deviate from our usual fence-sitting to tell you it is a really, really well-run tournament.
From how hard the referees work to keeping it on schedule, from the fields to the amenities, concessions, and space for the players, it was well run and showcased some impressive rugby.
The Woodlands hosted the Come and Take It Tournament this past weekend and came away with some hardware, too.
The HS Boys D1 champions were Woodlands, beating Strake Jesuit in the final:
The Woodlands Youth club in out the Houston, Texas area is hosting its annual Come and Take It tournament, bringing in hundreds of young rugby players from all over the region.
The US Rugby Foundation has helped introduce rugby to thousands of kids by providing size 4 and size 5 rugby balls to over 1,500 youth, high school, U19 rugby clubs, schools, and community programs throughout the country, and they're doing it again.
The National 7s Youth Rugby Championships will return to Cleveland for its 2nd year.
In making its debut in 2021, the youth championships was a big success, with three competitive brackets, and plenty of dramatic and highly-skilled games.