Our picks for the Boys U19 and High School Nationals playoffs:U19 Quarterfinals
Highland v. West Shore We love West Shore. They are a tough team
with a lot of resolve. Highland is simply too athletic, too physical, and
too clinical. Led by co-captains Kesni Tausinga and Joshua Faagalu Highland
is not taking anything for granted this year after losing the... Read More
first glance the National Boys High School Championship looks lopsided.
In one bracket, you’ve got Jesuit, 3rd last year and champions
the previous two season, Gonzaga, 2nd last year, 4th
the year before, and Penn, 5th in 2009 and 3rd in
2008. All are fearsome teams, so much so that McQuaid Jesuit out of
Rochester, NY is easy to overlook as the fourth member of that group... Read More
Everybody loves a victory but sometimes there are other considerations.
USA U20s Head Coach Scott Lawrence needed to see all his players, and that
was more important than beating the Irish Exiles.
The Exiles came into Wednesday’s game in Ealing, a suburb of London, with
players who had several age-grade... Read More
Irish Exiles edged the USA U20s 18-15 Wednesday evening in a Junior World
Trophy warmup for the Americans in Ealing, West London.
The Americans certainly could have won the game, but were also trying to
get as many players on the field as possible. Head Coach Scott Lawrence
planned ahead of time to run on six subs at halftime, and in the end that
led to two very different... Read More
Jesuit of Sacramento defeated Fallbrook Saturday 47-8 to win the California
State High School Title.
The teams were close in the first half, with Jesuit leading by a scant
seven points at the break, 15-8. However, the Jesuit backs took over in the
James Poindexter had an outstanding at flyhalf for Jesuit, while center
Patrick Barrientese was also very good. But the... Read More
Education 1st and Gameplan Rugby have selected six Hawaii Youth Rugby boys
(and one coach) to go on an all-expenses-paid cultural exchange to New
Zealand June 10-17.
The trip features training sessions at Sacred Hearts College, the Marist
Rugby Club, and with the Eden Park-Blues and Highlanders. The tour also
includes many cultural and educational activities and culminates with the... Read More
West Shore United is heading back to U19 Nationals for the third time in
four seasons after winning the Mid-Atlantic Championship 25-24 over the
Maryland Exiles in dramatic fashion Sunday.
Recent history lulled West Shore, '08 and '09 MARFU champs, into a bad
start. “The EPRU has won by a large margin over the Potomac in the past
three seasons, so I think we were anticipating winning... Read More
Utah-based United made it back to the National U19 championships thanks to
two victories this past weekend.
But it wasn’t easy. Despite being the most polished of the four teams
playing for the Pacific Coast #2 seed, and despite having brought in
several recent additions, including a player CIPP’d this past week, and
despite playing a better team game than their opponents,... Read More
Jesuit of Sacramento defeated Dixon 79-17 to win the Pacific Coast RFU High
Dixon was his badly by some key injuries and faded late as a result. Jesuit
Head Coach John Shorey said Dixon kept battling, but were simply
Sophomore inside center Matt Ternan and No. 8 Michael Bush both scored
three tries for Jesuit.... Read More
It's East HS v Colorado Springs again for the Rugby Colorado DI
Both teams won their semifinals Saturday and will clash on Wednesday
evening in the state finals.
In Division I, East HS defeated the Tigers 55-0, while Colorado
Springs was just as dominant, winning 62-0 over Regis Jesuit.
The games were closer in the DII semis.
Cherry Creek edged Littleton with a late... Read More