World Rugby announced the dates for 2018's U20 Championship tournament, which France will host. The annual event will take place from May 30th to June 17 with twelve nations competing. Three venues are indicated: Stade Aimé Giral in Perpignan (15,000), Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers (18,555), and Stade d’Honneur du Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié (12,000) in Narbonne.
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The first US Girls High School Championship, held in Milwaukee in 2000, saw a surprise winner in Ft. Collins Youth from Colorado, playing rugby for the first season. The girls had told Head Coach Greg Chavatal that they sought a contact sport where tackling was legal.
The tournament divided six teams into two Pools. (NB – No clubs came that year from Southern California RFU or the Northeast RFU... Read More
The popularity of high school rugby has always been evidenced in the area north of San Francisco, up to Sacramento. For many years, the region offered the Sacramento Valley High School Rugby Conference annual Kick Off Tournament. In 2006, 32-teams, coming from 17 schools, contested titles in four divisions in the 22nd edition of the event. The matches were played at Granite Park on February 4.
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The headline atop the NY Times article blared, “CONTACT SPORTS CAUSE OVER 600,000 INJURIES A YEAR.” The statistic came from a combined universities’ paper on college and high school contact sports, but, mainly, gridiron football. In addition, the research indicated the rising cost of insurance for contact sports, especially, in private schools that charge tuition.
The concussion controversy has... Read More
The famous eastern prep schools Andover and Exeter have been football rivals since 1878, the second oldest in the nation. The great youth rugby rivalry is not back east but in Utah where Highland and United meet not only for bragging rights in the state but also often for the national U-19 championship.
In 2010, for the third consecutive year, these fifteens met for the U-19 title in local Rio... Read More
There is still time to register for the Army West Point summer rugby camp for girls 12 to 18 years old.
This marks the first-year of this three-session training experience.
The coaching staff is exceptional; including Bill LeClerc, Head Men’s Coach at Army, Steve Lewis, USA 2014-2015 Coach of the year, and finally, Lara Vivolo, Assistant Women’s Army Coach, and former USA Eagles player. The ratio... Read More
The second round of the U20 tournament in Avchala Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia witnessed reigning champion England's victory over Wales 34-22. The Red Roses led throughout via three short yardage tries, and culminating in a drop goal by Max Malins, the Saracens' fly-half.
New Zealand's Baby Blacks continued their pursuit of the title with a 68-26 rout of Italy.
England 34 - Wales 22... Read More
Under the radar in America, is the U20 Men's Championship taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, where twelve teams compete for the title. The sides include all of the top ranked national squads with the exception of Japan, and it reflects the status of rugby worldwide.
The USA will play in a second tier U-20 championship, where the winner of that event is promoted, and the lowest place team in 2017's... Read More
The venue was Brophy Field, Hanover, New Hampshire, at Dartmouth College for the 2006 National High School Championship. The finalists were the perennial rugby powerhouses, Jesuit (Sacramento) against Highland (Salt Lake City).
Jesuit prevailed 19-13 winning its third title, defeating the 16-time Utah champion in their long-standing rugby rivalry. The winners were seeded second while Highland was... Read More
World Rugby announced the schedule for the 2017 U-20 Boys event to be held in the country of Georgia for the first time. The event kicks off May 31, 2017 with six games on that day.
The U-20 tournament is the annual championship for younger, up-and-coming players, which premiered in Wales in 2008. Then, it was a sixteen-nation invitational that since has been decreased to twelve squads. Each year... Read More