Spring Break is over and it’s time to get down to the serious business of
playing some High School Rugby.
This year has seen an interesting shift, in that some high-profile games
between single-school and HS club teams have gone the way of the
single-school programs (not all, see SFGG against Jesuit and Colorado
Springs over East).
It’s no coincidence that the new rule... Read More
Cathedral took a massive step forward in their High School club season in
Indiana, beating Midwest rivals Westerville of Columbus, Ohio this past
The Indianapolis-based Cathedral team won in impressive fashion, 29-0. They
started very strong, getting three unconverted tries to lead 15-0 after
about 15 minutes.
After that both teams played excellent defense, until... Read More
The big clash between Rugby Colorado league leaders East HS and Colorado
Springs turned out not to be as much of a contest as expected.
Colorado Springs, who had lost an early match with Cherry Creek, who then
lost 29-3 to East March 21, ended up defeating previously unbeaten East HS
47-9. Springs, East and Cherry Creek are all locked at the top of the Rugby
Colorado HS league... Read More
in the last two Rugby Colorado state championship matches, won the last
three state titles, and Wednesday, Colorado Springs and Denver East will
renew their rivalry at East.
East enters the contest 5-0, while Springs sports a 4-1 record. The
Grizzlies dropped a close game, 24-21, to Cherry Creek early in the season.
East beat Creek 29-3.
Colorado Springs’ loss... Read More
The Herriman high school club returned this week after a short tour to
Idaho, where they faced Borah High and then the top team in the state,
Capital High School of Boise.
Herriman defeated High 78-0 and then ran out their top 15 against
Capital, who had just come off a key 35-10 defeat of Nakahi on Friday.
Herriman won 57-3.
The Herriman High School program pulled off a huge upset in upended Trybe
Rugby (formerly Highland) 33-022 Saturday in Utah action.
The highly anticipated matchup saw both teams enter the game undefeated in
league play, with Herriman coming off of a costly 25-5 win over power
United, a game which saw them lose three starters for the season... Read More
The High School All Americans finished Friday 4-0 in Group G play at the
Rosslyn Park 7s.
The American team, playing in the massive tournament, which features over
7,000 teenage rugby players in a variety of divisions, did well despite
only a couple of days of training together.
Led by captain Nu’u Aiava, a Hawaiian-based halfback, the HSAA... Read More
It was brother against brother this past weekend in Utah, as coach Michael
Puriri’s Snow Canyon team faced off against Colin Puriri’s United squad.
These two high school teams, Snow Canyon as a single-school, United as a HS
club, are both headed to the national invitational tournament, and both
were eager to lay down a marker in their match this past Saturday. Since
Michael left... Read More