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Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:07    PDF Print Write e-mail
Varsity Cup QF Video - Navy v Texas
MultiMedia - Game Footage


Varsity CupFull game footage of the Varsity Cup Quarterfinal clash between Navy and Texas played at Annapolis April 19, 2014 at UCLA.








 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 15:48    PDF Print Write e-mail
2014 RUGBYMag.com Boys HS Single-School Rankings Presented by Selective Service April 22 2014
Rankings - Boys High School

 

RUGBYMag.com's Boys Single-School rankings are back after we missed our cue last week.

The big mover is Snow Canyon, which in recent days beat three highly-ranked multi-school teams. Snow Canyon moves from #13 to #5. Gonzaga and Xavier tied, and so stay at #3 and #4, respectively.


The other big news is that we added some teams to the list. We had to. Too many teams around the country are playing well.


The biggest just was Union out of Oklahoma, which goes to #15. But Burrell, like Union undefeated and impressively so in league play, jumps in at #18, and Bishop Hendricken out of Massachusetts also makes the top 20.


Selective



Because of all these moves, we didn't feel we could just drop some teams out. Those that move down have done so, for the most part, because of a close loss to a ranked team. So ... we expanded to 30 places. Actually, 31 as #30 has a tie between two Oregon teams, Union HS and Reynolds, who have beaten each other in close games.

No room for Olympus or Arlington? Not yet ...

Boys HS Single-School Rankings April 22 2014
Rank Prev Team Notes
1 1 Sacramento Jesuit (Calif.) Bt. Wesley College, Aus.
2 2 Herriman (Utah) Bt. Highland, Summit Academy, Wasatch HS
3 3 Gonzaga (DC) Won Jesuit Classic. Tied Xavier (4)
4 4 Xavier (NY) Bt. Trinity School, Aus., Tied Gonzaga (3)
5 13 Snow Canyon (Utah) Bt. United (MS#2), San Diego (MS#3), Red Mountain (MS#5)
6 5 Penn (Ind.) Bt. Brownsburg (20)
7 9 St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) Lost close game to KC Jr Blues (MS#2)
8 6 Cathedral (Calif.)
9 7 De La Salle (Calif.) Bt. Fairfield Prep
10 8 Charlotte Catholic (NC) Bt. East Meck
11 14 St. Ignatius (Ohio) 2nd in Jesuit Classic, Bt. Hudson
12 11 Greenwich (Conn.) Bt. Fairfield Prep
13 16 Westlake (Texas)
14 15 St. Edwards (Ohio) Bt. Brunswick, Moeller
15 Unr Tulsa Union (Okla.) Bt Bixby, 5-0 in league now.
16 19 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.) Bt. Lake Travis
17 10 St. Augustine (Calif.) 7-5 over Father Ryan
18 Unr Burrell (Pa.) Undefeated in league
19 22 Shaw (La.) Won New Orleans title
20 Unr Bishop Hendricken (Mass.) Bt. Belmont High
21 12 View Park Prep (Calif.)
22 21 Wando (SC) Bt. Salesianum
23 Unr Cumberland Valley (Pa.) Bt. State College, Bishop Shanahan
24 17 Ravenwood (Tenn.) Bt. Greenville (25) 10-3
25 24 South Doyle (Tenn.) Bt. Karns, Central
26 20 Brownsburg (Ind.) Lost to Penn (5)
27 Unr Fort Hunt (Va.) Bt. NOVA
28 Unr Father Ryan (Tenn.) Lost 7-5 to Ravenwood (17)
29 25 Greenville (SC) Lost 10-3 to Wando (21)
30t Unr Reynolds (Ore.) Bt Union (18)
30t 18 Union HS (Ore.) Lost to Reynolds



 
Written by Brett Anker    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:24    PDF Print Write e-mail
Key HS Matchup in Utah
School Age - Boys


Two top high school programs will meet this Friday in Utah Rugby. Herriman, who currently sits atop the Bonneville Conference with a 9-0 conference record, plays a 7-0 United squad.

Fresh off a defeat at the hands of number one ranked single school Sacramento Jesuit, United is looking to take control of the Bonneville division.  United has been putting up points in bunches this season, having scored over fifty three times this season.

Herriman has been trouncing opponents, earning a bonus point in very single game this season.  United will be there final regular season game of the season.

The winner of this game will take first place in the Bonneville conference and will put themselves in a better position for post-season play.

One key factor in this game is that United will play Bingham on April 24th and have a two day turn around to play Herriman.  Herriman will certainly have the advantage coming into the contest.

The game will take place at 330MT at Herriman.

 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:59    PDF Print Write e-mail
US Collegiate Development Camps Forms Partnership with 7s Outlet
School Age - Boys


US Collegiate Development Camps and Ultimate Rugby 7s Academy in the United Kingdom today announced their joint partnership to enable young rugby players from outside of the United States to continue their education while playing top-level collegiate rugby in the US. In addition, the partnership will help give aspiring US-based high school players a chance to train overseas at the UR7s Academies.

Through a series of camps held at various college venues in the United States, players aged 14 and over receive world-class instruction on the rugby pitch by coaches from top US rugby academic institutions. The aim is to help players from around the world understand the educational possibilities in the United States, and in many cases, opportunities specific to the game of rugby sevens, the newest Olympic sport. US collegiate coaches are looking to attract some of the best student rugby players from around the world to their universities with the opportunity to compete for a US national championship and to qualify to represent the USA 7s in international competition.

 A recent example of this successful pathway is Dartmouth’s Madison Hughes. The 2011 Wellington College (UK) graduate has gone on to captain Dartmouth to multiple Ivy League titles, an MVP performance leading Dartmouth to the 2012 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship title, and most recently, top performances for the US National Sevens team in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Madison will graduate from Dartmouth in June 2015 as he pursues a spot on the 2016 US Olympic Sevens team.

The 2014 US Collegiate Development Camp will be held at Dartmouth College June 23 to 26. There will be a Sevens Clinic on June 22 preceding the camp run by US Collegiate Development staff and UR7s Academy coaches.

Off the pitch at the US Collegiate Development Camp attendees will spend time learning about the admissions application process and timeline. Seminars will include assessment of current transcript, target college search, application essay tips, mock interviews and feedback on drafts of college applications. It is vital for students interested in furthering their education in the United States to get the right help to manage this process.

UR7s will be hosting it's first ever global residential Academy at the incredible facilities of Hartpury College in July with players from all over the world attending to work with some of the best coaches. Looking at all aspects of the game both on and off the field and in the gym, the Global Academy gives players an idea of what being 'in camp' would be like with international sides with all aspects of the coaching personalized to the individual player. UR7s Academy is currently putting a package together for young aspiring rugby players from the USA to attend the program.

According to Alex Magleby, longtime Dartmouth mentor and former US national sevens coach, “We are looking forward to working with UR7s Academy, sharing ideas & coaching methods, and with their help moving rugby forward in the United States. It will also be beneficially to some of our developing high school players to get to a UR7s Academy overseas in the coming year.”

UR7s Academy Coach Will Matthews adds that this new partnership “Is an opportunity for young rugby players to improve their skills working with players and coaches from the US 7s game, learning the athletic and rugby-based skills needed to be successful on and off the field.”

US Collegiate Development Camps is a premier identification and development camp linking high school student-athletes with top rugby and academic university coaches. They promote a learning environment built on fundamentals, tactical and strategic understanding as well as leadership through action and clarity, all formed on a high work-rate foundation. Camps include rugby skill assessment, rugby instruction in core rugby skill and decision-making areas, feedback and plan creation to improve skill assessment post-camp, as well as seminars on nutrition, sports science and recovery.

UR7s Academy seeks to develop the rugby 7s Olympians of tomorrow at Academies across the UK and around the world. Working with sponsors to deliver high-quality rugby 7s coaching using its unparalleled coaching database including players and coaches from the international game, the Academy aims to give students from all backgrounds the chance to be exposed to the Olympic game of 7s. Working with the very best coaches with international rugby 7s experience, young players receive insight into the game that they cannot get anywhere else. With all eyes on the Olympics in Rio (2016) and Tokyo (2020), the Academy gives students a chance to understand what it takes to play rugby 7s at the highest level and puts them on that path to success.

For more information please visit http://www.usdevelopmentcamps.com or http://www.ur7s.com


 
Written by Brett Anker    Monday, 21 April 2014 22:19    PDF Print Write e-mail
DII Southwest Action
Clubs - Men's DII Clubs


The Southwest (including Southern California) sends two teams to Nationals and it is becoming clearer who those teams might be. Red River will send a team out of their three division conference while the winner of Arizona/New Mexico will play the So Cal winner for the other berth.

In Red River, HURT and Little Rock have clinched a final-four spot in the conference playoffs while the third division, filled with DI-B squads has one week of games left.  

The Dallas Reds have emerged as the leader of DI-B but have played one more game than the Austin Blacks. The Austin Blacks play their hometown rivals the Austin Huns and barring an upset will take the DI-B division title.  Depending on the result, Tulsa, the Reds or the Blacks could be the wildcard.

In the Arizona/New Mexico playoff, both Arizona teams, Tempe and Red Mountain, advanced to the finals with convincing victories.  Tempe defeated El Paso 65-7 while Red Mountain downed Albuquerque 46-20 setting up their 3rd meeting of the season.  In another tight contest, Tempe completed the trifecta beating Red Mountain 21-17.

Tempe will take on the winner of the Southern California Conference.  The semi-finals, which took place last weekend, saw Oceanside defeat Huntington Beach 33-22 and Pasadena easily dispatch the North County Gurkas 62-0.

Pasadena will play Oceanside on April 26th for the right to play Tempe.

 


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