Eagles Taking Flight: Bye Bye Blaine

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The Eagles are preparing for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in different ways. While Blaine Scully pens a farewell letter to Cardiff fans, Titi Lamositele, Ruben de Haas, and Ben Landry go trophy hunting in three leagues. 

Bye Bye Blaine

In classy captain form, Blaine Scully bid farewell to the Cardiff Blues.  Scully penned a grateful letter to the fans making it clear that his focus had shifted to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Scully told FloRugby that he has no specific plans following the 2019 Rugby World Cup, saying he just wants to "focus on the Eagles and see where everything is at [after that].”

Developing De Haas

Ruben de Haas didn’t see many minutes with the Free State Cheetahs this Pro14 season, but he may have his breakthrough opportunity. The Cheetahs are participating in a domestic competition called the Super Sport Rugby Challenge that spans April to June. Many of the Pro14 players will rest during this talent while the younger players get their chance to step up.

De Haas helped the Cheetahs to a victory over the Sharks and even scored a try in the first match of the tournament.

For a moment it looked like Bryce Campbell and Ben Landry were set to square off in the 2019 RFU Championship Cup Final. Unfortunately for American rugby fans Campbell wasn’t selected for the London Irish squad.

However, Ben Landry came off the bench for the Trailfinders in the 71st minute to help secure the 23-17 victory. 

Titi Lamositele started for the Saracens in their Champions Cup Semifinal victory over Munster just two weeks ago. 


This week he was left off the roster completely for the exhibition match against Exeter. Were the Sarries resting Lamositele for the Champions Cup Final? The Saracens announce the roster on Friday. Check this space.

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.