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