Youth Rugby Report: Malahide RFC, Clermont Auvergne and Niagara Flag Rugby

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NEW YORK, NY – We cover all rugby here, including the YRS (Youth Rugby Scene). Here’s an update from a few of the teams:

Country: Ireland/France
State/Province: Malahide v. Clermont
Report: If this was a match between the senior clubs, it would be David v. Goliath, but not this time. The Malahide RFC Under 10’s recently traveled to Clermont in France to play against the mighty French club. It was a case of planes, trains and automobiles for the Malahide side to get there. However, by all accounts, the trip was a great success and the boys gave a great account of Malahide Rugby Club. It was a great day for the match and the future of the game.

Thanks to Aidan Brophy of Malahide RFC for sharing this adorable and wholly enjoyable story.

James Morden Mustangs

Team members are – Front row, left to right: Colin Tchang, Abdirahman Meris, Alexis Recchia, Kevin Delvecchio, Katie Tchang, Juliet Sapezinskas. Second row, left to right: Denver Reilly, Kaitlin Sullivan, Braeden Laliberte, Aaliyah Aboubaka, Carter Schafer, Kerim Mostic. Back row, left to right: Mr. Smith, Katie Rigg, Ethan Libera, Sterling Ryan, Sarah Farah, Daniel Goulet, Shae-Lyn Dicienzo. Absent: Mrs. McKinney-Lepp (Yoga Coach), Mr. McLean (Haka Coach), Mrs. Savio (Game Day Coordinator), Sufiyan Amin, Meryem Alibegic, Dylan Cryderman, Matt Machado.

Country: Canada
State/Province: Ontario
County: Niagara
League: District School Board of Niagara Junior Flag Rugby
Report: The James Morden Public School Mustangs Intermediate Flag Rugby Team (grades 6 to 8) from Niagara Falls won the District School Board of Niagara Junior Flag Rugby title this Fall. The Mustangs posted a record of 11-4-1. In the play-offs, James Morden defeated Greendale 12-6, Caistor Centre 9-6, Orchard Park 2 10-2. In the quarter final they defeated Prince Philip 1, by a score of 9 to 3. In semi-final action, the Mustangs downed Orchard Park 1, 4 to 3.  The final saw James Morden defeat defending champion Forestview, 11 to 9, in overtime. This year, James Morden’s rugby squads have been very successful, with the junior team wining the District School Board of Niagara championship in the fall and now, winning the intermediate title in the spring. In the second division title match, Valleyway defeated Central. In total, 16 teams participated in the two intermediate flag rugby play-off tournaments.

Thanks to coach Caleb Smith for keeping up the good fight and keeping us informed.

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Born in Osu, Accra, Ghana, West Africa, Junoir Blaber is a rare commodity; while most Ghanians eat, sleep and dream Soccer (football), Junoir is all about Rugby. A self-proclaimed Rugbyologist, he has been involved in Rugby as a ref, coach, administrator and player since Columbus discovered Ohio. His useful/trivial rugby knowledge qualify Blaber as RWU's Senior Correspondent & known in rugby circles as The Rugby Rain Man. He can also be found moonlighting for our American partners at MeetTheMatts.com.

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