The USA U20 team is in excellent position to win their pool at the Junior
World Rugby Trophy.
Given how late the program was in getting started for this tournament (and
given how early the JWRT is this year), that in itself is a major
accomplishment. The USA team, despite having several squad candidates not
available due to... Read More
USA U20s Head Coach Billy Millard said he was "reasonably happy" with his
team's 37-0 shutout of Hong Kong in the opening match of the Junior World
"It's always good to get one on the board to
know where you're at," he said. "We've got a lot to address. I thought they
stuck with it, especially in the second half."
Millard said the USA's first half was good - the... Read More
If not for a try-saving tackle from Xavier's Rob Irimescu, Gonzaga would
have defeated Xavier in a matchup between premium high school squads. An
intense, even contest, the game ended in a 10-10 tie.
Xavier Coach Greg Norris indicated that despite some missed kicks, he was
relatively pleased with his teams performance.
"We have not had much of a preseason with the weather. I... Read More
Archbishop Shaw defeated Brother Martin 47-22 Saturday to win the Rugby
Louisiana boys HS title.
Brother Martin fought hard in a tough game and while they fell behind early
they clawed their way back into the match. Shaw's defense, however, was too
strong and their hard running on offense was hard to contrain.
Shaw led 35-0 at halftime. Brother Martin picked it up in the second... Read More
The New Orleans High School title will be up for grabs Saturday as
undefeated Archbishop Shaw takes on 6-1-1 Brother Martin in the league's
Shaw defeated New Orleans Jesuit on Wednesday 21-7 to make the final, while
Brother Martin beat Mississippi 42-10 in one of their most impressive
showings of the season in their semi on Wednesday.
Martin has had to work... Read More
Sad and pathetic it is that we can't pare these teams down to 25.But it's true. We rank 30 teams this week because
too many are making a move upward.
We were wrong about the Las Vegas Aces, but Las Vegas Academy is pretty
good. Nakahi from Idaho deserves a serious look, and so does Aurora, such
closer losers to Colorado Springs.
Seattle finally moves in as we had on record a loss... Read More
In a tight clash between top HS teams from North Carolina, the Charlotte
Tigers squeaked by Union County 31-29 this past Friday night.
The Tigers got on the board first when player of the game Duncan
Van Schalwyk grubbered ahead for Korbin Miller to chase down for the
Charlotte kept up the pressure with a Union County player in the sin bin
the Tigers scored twice more.... Read More
North Carolina Youth Rugby sees several intriguing matchups this weekend.
In High School action, the Charlotte Catholic Red takes on Concord High
School. Meanwhile, in club rugby, the Union County Lions take on
the Charlotte Tigers under the lights at Parks William Complex.
Coming into this weekend's contest, Charlotte Catholic has dominated its
opponents. Currently, they sit... Read More
The High School All Americans are set to start the Rosslyn Park 7s
group of 7s tournaments in England has a hugely competitive open division,
in which the HSAA team will play in Group C. Oddly, the only other American
team in the tournament, ICEF out of Los Angeles, is also in that
"They have absolutely nothing to lose in that game," HSAA... Read More
The top teams in RUGBYMag.com's
Boys Single-School rankings stay where they are as, again, they are
doing what is expected of them.
The big mover was Greenwich, which looked impressive in beating #12
Unionville. Greenwich moves up to #11.
Moving in are Union HS out of Oregon, who have beaten three of the
better... Read More