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
Rugby is a contact sport and often parents, at the introductory high school level, have resistance to allow their daughters or sons to play. To overcome this opposition, here are sixteen reasons to make a case that rugby is a safe, positive experience.
1. Your size is perfect for at least three positions.
2. Playing rugby in high school increases the chances of playing the sport in... Read More
England won their third U-20 Boys Championship with a resounding 45-21 win over Ireland. A sellout crowd in Manchester’s AJ Bell Stadium witnessed the home team enjoy an easy triumph. England were ahead 21-0 at the half, scoring three tries. They also scored three tries in the second period, outpacing their opponents 24-21.
England’s Harry Mallinder was named Man of the Match.
Ireland’s second... Read More
In May of 1992, perennial high school boy’s powerhouse, Highland of Salt Lake City, won its fifth straight championship in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Larry Gelwix coached team (17 years under his tutelage) defeated the St. Louis Druids 8-0, to claim its sixth title of the past seven years.
The event consisted of eight finalists, some from individual schools, and others made up of area athletes... Read More
The U-20 Boys 2016 champion will be decided this Saturday at 7 p.m. when England play upstart Ireland for the title in Bell Stadium, Manchester. For England, this represents the seventh final in the history of the event, but marks Ireland’s first ever title match. The Irish achieved fourth place once.
In the semi-final round, England defeated South Africa 39-17, while Ireland won easily over... Read More
The U-20 tournament in Manchester, England, has ended its preliminary, three pool rounds. The four teams advancing to the semi-finals are Ireland, Argentina, England (top seed), and South Africa. Past semi-finalists, New Zealand and Australia, join Wales and Scotland to contest the fifth through eighth place slots.
The last four placements - 9th through 12th, or last place - will see battles... Read More
The World Rugby U-20 twelve team tournament in England began on June 4th with five predictable results and one major upset as Scotland defeated Australia 15-10, the only northern hemisphere victory against a southern hemisphere fifteen.
New Zealand routed Georgia 55-0, Argentina beat France 24-15, and South Africa walloped Japan 59-19. England had an easy time, defeating Italy 48-10.
The action... Read More
This Tuesday, June 7, commences the annual World Rugby U20 tournament with twelve teams participating in three pools. The venues are at A.G. Bell Stadium in Salford, England, and Academy Stadium in Manchester.
Pool A: New Zealand, Georgia, Wales, and Ireland
Pool B: Australia, Scotland, England, and Italy
Pool C: South Africa, Japan, France, and Argentina
The Junior All Blacks hold the title... Read More