Major League Rugby (MLR) and USA Youth & High School Rugby (YHS) announced a wide-ranging collaboration that will establish programs and initiatives to grow youth and high school rugby. The collaboration includes a streaming partnership with The Rugby Network to stream key high school games across the country, a school-based flag rugby program, inner city and after school rugby programs and a coaching app to include MLR content, along with other initiatives.
Rugby Montana crowned its girls HS champions late last month with the Bitterroot Koa Wahines edging the Kalispell Black & Blue 19-10 in the final.
The Fairfield Rugby Club won the High School bracket at Tri-State 7 this past weekend thanks to some outstanding defense, only allowing two tries throughout the day.
The Spanish national U18 team defeated Eagle Impact Rugby Academy Saturday in the second game of the two-game EIRA tour of the Iberian country.
In a game that had a similar score to the opener, Spain won 61-15. The first game had a 55-15 score.
With Cal’s announcement of their 2021 recruiting class we of course have over a dozen incoming Cal freshmen in our latest commit list.
But we have players from other sources, too, including players who have told us straight out that they learned about a program because that program advertised on Goff Rugby Report.
The Falcon 7s opened the door to elite-level 7s for women and girls players, and we saw some talent rise to the top.
Julie McCoy, who heads up hosts American Rugby Pro Training Center (ARPTC), ran the tournament, and pulled triple-duty as live-streaming commentator, was impressed with the standard of play, especially on the high school side.
The NAI 7s slated for late July in Salt Lake City has signed on Irish Rugby Tours, Next Phase Rugby, and Fuzion 100 as sponsors.
And so we get to the HS Club rankings after the National Championships.
Now … we will see some changes lower down as Colorado still has a championship to decide. But for the most part, pending a longer, more introspective look into things, this is the rankings for the season.
A quiet weekend before Nationals but needed in part because we had a bit of a scheduling hiccup.