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
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.
This will mark the... Read More
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.
To... Read More
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