It would not be surprising to find American fathers and sons who played college or club rugby but a US high school rugby link is uncommon. But not rare for the two generations of the Petri family from Brooklyn, New York. Mike Petri, Senior, played for St. Francis Prep in the early 1970s, and his son Mike, Junior, played at Xavier High School and is now the NYAC and Eagle scrum half.
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United World Sports announced Thursday its partnership with NDP Championships in creating The Sevens Championship. It’s the first formalized 7s championship for school-age teams in the United States.
NDP is a very large, successful lacrosse tournament organization and a branch of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), which runs the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, its flagship... Read More
Press Release: DENVER, Colorado – NDP Championships, a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, and United World Sports (UWS) announced today a national partnership centered around the formation of The Sevens Championship as the first-ever youth and high school rugby sevens North American championship tournament. The Sevens Championship, which will be held annually in Florida from December... Read More
The boy’s team heading to Nanjing to represent the United States in the Youth Olympics later this month is gathering at Stanford University for the next several days before making the flight to China. For head coach Ben Gollings, it will be his first opportunity to meet his charges in person.
He and assistant coach Salty Thompson, who recently returned from Argentina as head coach of the High... Read More
In cooperation with USA Rugby and the Pittsburg Harlequins, The Potomac Rugby Foundation hosted the 10th Annual Challenge Cup Regional All Star Tournament last weekend at Founders Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. High School All-American scouts were in attendance looking for talent to invite to their upcoming High Performance Camps. Here are the results by division from the weekend.
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At Morristown Memorial Hospital on June 24th, the New Jersey State Based Rugby Organization hosted its first annual awards reception to honor high school players from the 2014 season. The highlight of the night was the presence of USA 15s Eagle Brian Doyle, who gave an outstanding speech about his journey to becoming a member of the USA Men's National Team. The 6’7”, 245-pound lock garnered... Read More
Last week in Eden Park Stadium, New Zealand, England won their second consecutive Under 20, IRB Junior World Cup Championship, defeating South Africa 21-20. Host New Zealand easily defeated Ireland 45-23 for third place.
Importantly, Italy beat Fiji for 11th place, relegating the Fijians to play next year in the Junior World Rugby Trophy tournament (JWRT). The 12th JWC spot next year will be... Read More
The final games of the 2014 Junior World Championship will be played, Friday, June 20 in host country New Zealand. The title will be decided between England and South Africa. England advanced by beating Ireland 42-15, and the Baby Boks defeated arch rival New Zealand 32-25 for the second time in nine days. England will seek to repeat 2013’s title, while South Africa was victorious in 2012.The... Read More
The seventh annual Junior World Cup for Under-20 players continues in New Zealand with the completion of the first round’s three games. England and South Africa head their pools at 3-0. Ireland is 2-1 to lead Pool B with 11 points, having beaten Fiji 38-0. (Three yellow cards were handed to the Fijians who played the last ten minutes of the first half with 12 players.)
The third round play... Read More
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Thursday the Games Staffs for the boys and girls rugby sevens teams to compete in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, Aug. 17-20.
Ben Gollings, the all-time leading points scorer on the IRB Sevens World Series and former head coach of Sri Lanka, will coach the boys team with the help of Salty Thompson, head coach of the USA Rugby Boys High School... Read More