High School All Americans won their opening match in South Africa with
ease, but Head Coach Salty Thompson said he expects a sterner test this
The Kwazulu-Natal Development
team that faced the Americans was fast, committed, and hard-working, and it
was a great moment for the tourists to play an all-black team in South
Africa. But KZN gave up a lot to the Americans in... Read More
The Midwest U19 7s championships are set
for Saturday in St. Charles, Ill.
The tournament is a formalization of a
trend going on throughout the country - the growth of U19 7s.
Eight teams will face off for this
Sycamore Spartans... Read More
Photos from the 1st Annual Jenn
This weekend the Washington U19 girls all-stars host the Oregon U19 girls
and the Oregon U17s in the Great Northwest Challenge, an all-star event of
varied makeup that was first played in 2003.
Rugby Oregon has continued to have a vibrant all-star program, playing
their U19 selects... Read More
The San Francisco Golden Gate club’s youth program is touring the South of
France and upset Biarritz-based L’Anglet 14-12 Thursday evening.
SFGG ran out a U16 team earlier in the day, and then their first side, a
U18 squad augmented with two players from the San Mateo HS program, and one
from Hayward. Of those, Hayward No. 8, Mailau Puamau was a revelation.
“He’s a great kid,”... Read More
Scenes from last year's CSULB Youth
In a sea of rugby camps this summer Cal State Long Beach is trying
The college, working on a rugby resurgence under Kyle Quinn, will run a
one-day camp for athletes who don't have the time to devote a longer
period, but still want a special rugby experience this summer.
Munster... Read More
The USA U20s defeated Zimbabwe 30-29 Sunday in Tbilisi, Georgia to finish
7th in the Junior World Rugby Trophy.
The game was close throughout, as the USA and the speedy Zimbabweans traded
scores all afternoon.
Fullback Joe Cowley opened the scoring early with a penalty goal, but
Zimbabwe pulled ahead ten minutes in when flyhalf... Read More
Cathedral capped off a successful U19 season by defeating Penn HS 15-10 to
win the Indiana age-grade state championship.
Cathedral were led by solid performances from Greg Wood, John Michaelis and
Zach Decker. Zachary Douglas was outstanding throughout the tournament and
was selected tournament MVP.
The game was a thriller and saw the lead continually change hands. It ended
in... Read More
USA U20s showed they can score from pretty much anywhere during their
five-try loss against Russia Saturday.
But their problem was, they had to score from anywhere. Russia played most
of the game in the USA end, and that, in the end, was the difference. Both
teams scored five tries and converted four. Russia got two more penalty
kicks that the Eagles because of that pressure... Read More
USA U20 Head Coach Scott Lawrence has made three changes to his team's
starting lineup to play Russia Saturday in the Junior World Rugby Trophy in
Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (webcast at www.irb.com/jwrt/ at 8am
All of the changes are in the forwards, where Lawrence brings in
prop OJ Auimatagi and hooker Drew Ohmann for Chuck Koehler and
Patrick Latu. And in the back row... Read More
easy to forget that there are good U19 and HS teams all over that country
that don’t even make a run to the national championships.
Witness the state of Washington, where early on Liberty felt very confident
in their abilities, and moved their schedule around so they could
participate in the Pacific Coast playoffs. In the end, Liberty lost out by
just seven points to... Read More