The second round of the 2018 U-20 Trophy tournament took place in Bucharest, Romania. The eight-team, annual championship saw Fiji, Namibia, and Samoa continue unbeaten, all teams at 2-0. Portugal and Uruguay are 1-1, while Romania, Hong Kong and Canada fell to 0-2.
Owing to the format of regional qualification, the eight sides do not necessarily represent the top second tier, eight nations. One... Read More
The U20 Trophy Tournament kicked of this past week in Bucharest, Romania, with eight teams vying to win this second tier youth championship. The winner advances next year to the U20 Championship, comprised of the world's top 12 sides.
The highest ranked team is Samoa, which was relegated last year. Interestingly, Samoa have never lost a match in their two past U20 Trophy rounds, played in 2011... Read More
In 2014, underfunded, undertrained and unprepared, Team USA’s boys and girls finished 1-4 and 1-2-1, respectively, at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The boys’ only win came over Japan, which they lost to in pool play. The girls’ lone win came over Tunisia, and they drew with Spain.
The girls aren’t participating in the Games in Buenos Aires Oct. 6-18, but the boys team representing... Read More
by Lara Vivolo, Camp Director
Despite the high heat and humidity, Army's Camp #1 was a great success. Thirty-two campers from all over the world...including Singapore, Africa, and Canada...traveled to Highland Falls, NY, to meet new friends, to learn about Army West Point, and, most importantly, to improve rugby skills.
Over the course of three-days, these young female athletes worked with USA... Read More
In 2005, at the beautiful Stanford University rugby complex, Highland RFC from Salt Lake City, Utah, defeated Elsie Allen from Santa Rosa, California, 48-13. Highland won their 16th National High School Championship in the 21-years of the season end tournament.
Highland was coached by Larry Gelwix. The side is comprised of players from four different high schools in the Salt Lake region. Elsie... Read More
Rye Rugby, Westchester, New York, won its second D2 high school championship 24-22 in a tight contest against Keio/FASNY (A combination of Japanese students at Kelo Academy playing with students from the French American School.). The match was played in Binghamton, New York.
Rye, whose program began in 2015, also won the state title in 2016. This was their third final appearance in three-years... Read More
The eleventh U20 tournament begins today in southwest France with six-matches being contested in three venues. Twelve nations will compete as New Zealand defend their 2017 title in this annual event that showcases the players of tomorrow. The junior All Blacks soundly defeated England 64-17 in the final held in Georgia last year.
Returning to the U20 contest are Japan, which won the U20 Trophy... Read More
For years, girls rugby high school excellence has been associated with Wisconsin’s Divine Savior Holy Angels (DSHA), who won the USA U-19 girls’ title or placed third in all the past fourteen National Championships (i.e.; sevens wins, seven bronze medals).
Their first tournament was in 2004 when the DHSA Dashers from Milwaukee defeated cross state rival Kettle Moraine from Waukesha.
DSHA won 24-... Read More
(Rugby Today interviewed West Point's Assisstant Women's Rugby Coach, Lara Vivolo, former Eagle, about the Girls Summer Camp.)
Rugby Today: This is the West Point Girls Rugby Camp’s second year: What do you offer?
Coach Lara Vivolo: Our camp will give young female athletes time and training to develop and improve abilities in fundamental skills and tactics of rugby in a healthy and positive... Read More
Encouraged by the popularity of rugby at the Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has decided to make the 3rd edition of the African Youth Games a major objective for the 2018 season.
The president of Rugby Africa, Mr. Abdelaziz Bougja announced: "Inclusion in the Olympics represents a great opportunity for the development of rugby. Today, there are one... Read More