Boys HS Nationals Seeds Set

Danville Wins HS Club Nationals

The seeds are set for the 2019 Boys HS Rugby National Championships.

Twenty-four top high school teams were accepted to the competition after a rigorous application process. Since that announcement in February, the panel of coaches and advisors working with the Boys HS Rugby National Championships have been evaluating the teams for their progress through the season.

Watch The Boys HS National Championships LIVE on FloRugby May 16-18

And now after some voting and debate, the seeds have been made. The top eight seeds from each side—Single-School on one side and HS Club on the other—will compete for the National Championship for those respective brackets.

The other four from each side will compete in the Tier II bracket. This is undoubtedly the most competitive Tier II the competition has seen, with several multiple state champions involved.

All 24 teams in the BHSRNC are ranked by FloRugby. The FloRugby ranking is listed in parentheses. The seedings were made based on the panel's consensus of their ability to compete, with minor adjustments made to ensure teams familiar with each other did not meet in the first round.

Notably, the last two HS Club national champions, Danville and Royal Irish, are not seeded #1, and in fact will meet each other in the quarterfinals, as a repeat of the overtime thriller final from last year.

Last year's single-school champion, Gonzaga, is also not seeded #1, and is in fact seeded #4.

Clubs

1. Granite Bay Grizzlies, Northern California (2)

2. Back Bay Sharks, Southern California (1)

3. Lamorinda, Northern California (4)

4. Royal Irish, Indiana (3)

5. Danville Oaks, Northern California (7)

6. Charlotte Tigers, North Carolina (10)

7. KC Jr. Blues, Missouri (19)

8. San Diego Mustangs, Southern California (9)


Single-Schools

1. Jesuit HS, Northern California (2)

2. Penn HS, Indiana (1)

3. Herriman HS, Utah (4)

4. Gonzaga College HS, DC (3)

5. Xavier HS, New York (6)

6. Greenwich HS, Connecticut (7)

7. East HS, Utah (12)

8. Kahuku HS, Hawaii (11)


Tier II

1. Eastside, Washington (C5)

2. Wando HS, South Carolina (SS24)

3. Rocky Mt. HS, Idaho (SS27)

4. Raleigh, North Carolina (C14)

5. Aspetuck Valley, Connecticut (C16)

6. Snow Canyon HS, Utah (SS38)

7. United, Utah (C17)

8. St. Thomas Aquinas HS, (SS30)

The first round will be as follows in each bracket:

1v8, 4v5, 3v6, 2v7

Each team will play one game each on May 16, 17, and 18.

Danville Powerful In Taking 5th

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After winning last year's Boys HS Club national title, the Danville Oaks had big dreams, but repeating at this tournament isn't easy.

Montpellier Beats Stade Francais To Edge Closer To Top 14 Playoffs

Montpellier can continue to dream of making the Top 14 playoffs as they moved into the sixth spot after making 14-man Stade Francais pay in the final 10 minutes of a crucial 42-25 victory on Sunday.

Rocky Mountain Reaches New Heights At HS Nationals

Rocky Mountain Takes Tier II

In what many said was the most competitive Tier II bracket since there has been a Tier II bracket, Rocky Mountain HS of Idaho held off the Eastside Lions of Washington to win it all.

Five Find Glory In West Regional Club Playoffs

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The USA Rugby West Regional Club playoffs finished up in Austin, TX with the worst weather, thankfully, holding off, and five teams advancing to a national final June 1-2.

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.