Written by RUGBYMag.com News Release
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:08
Midwest Youth Sevens Full Report
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New Trier Rugby Club fought off strong competition in the 2012 Midwest Youth Rugby Sevens Championship Tournament held in St. Charles on July 14th, winning the title by defeating the South Side Irish Academy 22-10 in the final match.
The champions won their matches decisively throughout the day as it advanced to the championship final, defeating the Downers Grove Renegades (29-12), North Chicago Luther North (52-0) and St Charles Predators (40-7).
New Trier's regular season ended in May, and coaches and players then rolled into training to prepare for three 7s tournaments throughout June and July.
New Trier won the title at the first sevens tournament of the season, the Highland Games in Itasca on June 30th, not losing one fixture during the tournament. Two weeks later the team entered Lakefront 7s in Milwaukee and advanced to the semifinals where it lost to a strong Naperville team.
Eight teams competed in this year’s Midwest Youth Rugby Sevens Championship tournament, but due to its popularity the tournament is expected to be expanded to allow a larger number of teams to compete in 2013.
The roster for New Trier’s Midwest Championship matches consisted of Jimmy Sheridan, Charlie Stimson, Jordan Garrett, Justin Garrett, Jeff Smith, Mike Sorensen, Matt Laskowski, Stephan Balan, Jack Stimson, Joe Talbot and Kyler Sullivan. Coaching the New Trier 7s Team are Leo Sheridan, Thys Wallace and Tim Sheridan. Head Coach of the New Trier Rugby Club is Malcolm Hurcombe.
Final - New Trier High School 22-10 South Side Irish Academy
3rd Place game - SC Predators 20 Elgin 10
5th Place game - Renegades 44 Palatine 12
7th Place game - Luther North 21 Westfield Rugby 21
First Round Pool Results
South Side Irish Academy 24 Elgin 14
Palatine 15 Westfield Rugby 5
New Trier 29 Renegades 12
Predators 27 Luther North 7
Second Round Pool Results
Elgin 40 Palatine 12
South Side Irish Academy 48 Westfield Rugby 0
Renegades 17 Predators 26
New Trier 52 Luther North 0
Third Round Pool Results
South Side Irish Academy 37 Palatine 0
Westfield Rugby 0 Elgin 31
New Trier 40 Predators 7
Renegades 43 New Trier 14