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Powerade State Games

03/12/2017, 4:45pm EDT
By Danny

Registration is now open

Registration is now open for the Powerade State Games.  The rugby tournament will be held on June 17th at Hester Park, Greensboro.  Follow the link below for more details and to register:

http://pag.ncsports.org/contentPages.cfm/contentVariable/Rugby

USA College Scholarships

02/25/2017, 11:00am EST
By Danny

More Rugby Scholarships available!!

Details on Rugby Scholarships:

https://www.usarugby.org/scholarships/

USA rugby has details on which colleges can offer rugby scholarships

Savages are Crowned North Carolina High School Girls Champions

02/15/2017, 10:00am EST
By Danny Harlow / Dave Gozlan

Congratulations to the South Mack Savages, in their inaugural season, who fended off challenges from Myers Parks High School and North Meck High School to win the state championships

The NCYRU High  School girls Spring Rugby season  came  to an end at this weeks playoff games.  It has been a season of competitive Rugby with long term bonds being formed while a respect for each player towards the other has grown! 

Going into playoff weekend, North Mecklenburg girls team - was at the top seed in the standings but an undaunted South Meck team was not willing to allow them to take the Cup! 

The match was a crowd pleaser and when the dust settled the South Mecklenburg Savages won 12-5. 

North Mecklenburg was the shield recipient followed by Myers Park taking the bowl.

We are already planning summer 7's and things are in the works for next season to grow the girls program even further.

Clayton Memorial Day Tournament

02/15/2017, 9:30am EST
By Danny

End of Season Tournament

End of season rugby, fun and shenanigans at Clayton.  What a great way to finish off the season and start the summer with a fun, action packed holiday weekend. Please follow the link for details and to register

 

http://www.claytonrugby.com/memorialdaytournament

Fall 7s Series Leader Board

01/29/2017, 7:30pm EST
By Robert Peterlin

Ravens continue to lead the state in 7s

In its 2d season, the Fall 7s series was essentially controlled by the Ravens for a second year.  Unlike in 2015, for the 2016 Fall Series, the Ravens entered two sides for each event instead of one; 2015 saw the Ravens win the Fall 7s series and in 2016 the Ravens placed 2d and 4th with two programs competing.

Coach Brown sought to increase the overall benefit in having twice as many players compete in the Fall 7s Series, understanding that by splitting his team, he would not have as competitive of a team.  The boys in Orange and Black did not upset ... they dominated each and every week, once almost facing off against each other in the finals.

Congratulations to the Ravens for the commitment and dedication they showed during this Series. 

USA College Rugby Teams Directory

10/29/2016, 11:45pm EDT
By USA Rugby

USA Rugby College Team Directory

https://www.usarugby.org/college-directory/

Please follow the link to see which USA colleges have rugby teams

Clayton sweep the board in our Mothers Day High School JV Tournament

At the beginning of the tourney, players from all teams got together, gave three cheers to all the rugby moms, and then delivered each a Mum flower.  Then the competition began.......

It was a league competition with the best winning record and points difference achieved on the day.  Clayton came out of the blocks fast with a big victory over the Charlotte Tigers followed by wins over the North Meck Vikings and a second Charlotte Tigers Team.  That secured them the trophy, taking it from the Charlotte Tigers, who have held it for the previous two years.

Also, it was a great opportunity for some rising High School players to gain experience at the next level.  All in all, it was a great day!!!

Single High School State Champions

08/08/2016, 8:00am EDT
By Danny

Congratulations to our new Single High School State Champions: The Myers Park Mustangs

Well done to the Myers Park Mustangs boys on becoming our new Single High School State Champions.  They defeated the Hough Huskies on Friday night 36-7.  Also a huge congratulations to Adam Phifer, from the Mustangs, for picking up the Man of the Match award.

Also, in our 3rd & 4th ranked game, the Providence Panthers edged out the South Meck Sabres 22-18 to take the 3rd spot.

Such a great finish to an amazing season.  Well done to everyone involved!!!

Junior Ravens

03/20/2016, 3:15pm EDT
By Robert Peterlin

Next Generation of Ruggers in East Charlotte is Born

20 Mar 16. Mint Hill/Charlotte, NC.  The Rocky River RFC, a School based rugby team at Rocky River High School is launching an outreach program for the surrounding elementary schools.  The Rocky River Players are going to volunteer as mentors and tutors for the children at Reedy Creek Elementary, J.W. Grier Elementary and J.H. Gunn Elementary.

In addition to mentoring and tutoring, the High School Ravens will institute a community based U10 and U12 contact and non-contact Rugby programs for students at those schools to participate in the North Carolina youth rugby leagues.

For additional information, to provide words of encouragement, to offer to support this undertaking, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Derrick Brown or Robert F. Peterlin.  #RavensRugbyStrong #JuniorRavensSoar