Front Row Power Key To Life-Arkansas State Clash

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Watch the scrum during Saturday's Arkansas State vs LIfe, because it could be where the game is won and lost.

Life is expected to run out a really effective front row anchored in the scrum by tighthead prop Alex Maughan. It's no secret that Maughan takes pride in his scrummaging, and he should.

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"It will be a battle, for sure," demured Life head coach Colton Cariaga. "Arkansas State is a tough team and it will be a tight contest. We'll have to wait and see."

Going up against Maughan will be ASU loosehead Tim Olwhein, who has emerged as a very solid front-rower. He will have his hands (and neck and shoulders) full, but head coach Blake White is high on him. He's also high on his entire tight five, with freshman Dante Bandonilocking down a starting second row spot.

"Dante is a talent and he's one of the few American-trained freshmen who has been able to come in and be fundamentally sound," said White. "It's a testament to the coaching he's received and to him. He's picked up our lineouts and our systems and our approach really quickly."

Meanwhile, Life has an embarrassment of riches at second row and started Daemon Torres and Jamie Berrisford against Clemson last week. Whatever the second row combination for the Running Eagles, they will have a powerful front row of Maughan, Brian Muntanga, and Griffin Kraemer to push against.

Jesuit Wins Nailbiter Single-School Championship

Kelecki Latu Helps Save A Title

The Jesuit of Sacramento Marauders won their ninth High School National Championship in dramatic fashion as they edged Herriman Saturday in Salt Lake City.

Back Bay Rules In HS Club Championships

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Back Bay put in an impressive performance in defeating Royal Irish to win the 2019 HS Club championship.

All Deadlocked In Single-School

We won’t know the match for the single-school HS National Championships because lightning has delayed one of the semifinals, but we do know the other finalist.

Brilliant Back Bay, Gutsy Royal Irish In HS Club

Brutally clinical play saw Back Bay and Royal Irish through to the Boys HS Rugby National Championships club final.

HS Single-School SF Halted By Lightning

Play has been suspended at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships due to lightning.

HS Nationals Schedule Changes

A wet field caused Regional Athletic Center officers in Salt Lake City to halt Field 2 action at the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.

Day Two Boys HS Nationals LIVE

Charlotte Tigers Open Nationals With A Win

It's Day Two if the Boys HS Rugby National Championships.

A Dramatic Day One At HS Nationals

Day One of the 2019 Boys HS Rugby National Championships had just about everything, but especially dramatic finishes and tight games.

Throwback Thursday: Japan's World Cup Moment

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This moment for the Cherry Blossoms ignited World Rugby's selection for Japan to host the 2020 World Cup. We're now just a few months away! Can Japan knock off another World Cup giant in Pool A? Which underdog country will have its moment in 2019?

Doylestown Dragons Breathing Fire

One of the hottest teams heading into this weekend’s national club quarterfinals, the Doylestown Dragons shouldn’t fly under anyone’s radar in Spartanburg, SC for their last eight showdown with Buffalo.