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
Casting aside the distractions of the past couple of days due to the
political demonstrations in Georgia, and the helicopters and jets flying
over their hotel, the USA U20 team is turning its attention to Russia on
Tuesday’s 48-11 loss to Samoa was frustrating and humbling for the
Americans. The Junior All Americans did have chances to score... Read More
demonstrations in Tbilisi, Georgia over the past week became violent early
Thursday morning as protestors demanded the resignation of President
Police tried to break up the protests and thing escalated badly, with a
policeman being killed.
Several thousand people marched on parliament on Wednesday, and the
demonstrations lasted well into the... Read More
USA Rugby's head of Youth and High School Kurt Weaver speaks with
RUGBYMag.com's Alex Goff about changes in High School and U19 rugby for
RUGBYMag.com Premier Members got a sneak preview of this interview earlier
this week, and now the full length audio is available here.
Weaver discussed how the National Championships for all divisions (Boys HS,
Boys U19, Girls U19) will... Read More
Photos P. Crane
Samoa’s Under 20s handed the USA U20s a 48-11 loss Tuesday at the Junior
World Rugby Trophy in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Junior All Americans were stung early by tries from Ausetalia Vaiomanu
and Suamalie Tuiletufuga to fall behind 14-0, before flyhalf and captain
Will Magie slotted a drop goal for the USA’... Read More
The USA and Samoa have named their squads to face each in the Junior World
Rugby Trophy in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Eagles are led by captain Will Magie at flyhalf. Right wing Apelu
So'oalo was born in Samoa and raised in Hawaii. Some of the players he will
face on Tuesday are relatives.
The players have been in Georgia for jsut a couple of days... Read More
Highland Rugby’s players finished off the script mapped out by everyone.
Larry Gelwix, honored with a dinner Friday night in recognition of this
being his last game as coach after 36 years, saw Highland rugby claim their
20th national championship, and Gelwix’s 410th
victory against ten (that’s 10) losses.
Highland overcame some early-game jitters and a... Read More
Jesuit of Sacramento defeated Xavier to take the 2011 High School
Championships, winning 50-27 in a game that was far, far more competitive
than the final score suggests.
Jesuit showcased an exciting, speedy offense and determined defense when it
counted, and got some outstanding performances from lock and captain Chris
Fry, wing and game... Read More
Both brackets of the Boys U19 quarterfinals this Friday produced one big
win, and one close one. In the first bracket, Highland beat West Shore
United 57-0, while Cathedral edged Belmont Shore 12-7.
In the second round of games, defending national champions United needed
everything they had to beat Naples 13-11. Naples led 8-5 before United
scored to take a 10-8 lead. Naples replied... Read More
Highland and Cathedral will face off later on Friday afternoon after each
won their U19 Nationals quarterfinals match, although in very different
Cathedral battled a very strong Belmont Shore side, and had to work hard to
combat the BS size and physicality. But at altitude in South Jordan, Utah,
Cathedral were quicker and fitter, and edged Shore 12-7.
In the other... Read More