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HS & HS Club 15s Nationals: Schedule & Pools

  • 09 May 2024
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Majestics rugby

Remember that the collective term, “high school nationals,” refers to two rugby events occurring across May 17-19 in Madison, Wis. On Friday-Saturday, May 17-18, the high school CLUB teams compete, and on Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, the SINGLE-SCHOOL teams compete. It all happens at the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex. Be sure to download the handy app for the combined event, which will be a great hub for all live updates (all times listed in Central). Also check out the website, which has all the championship info. [lead photo: 2023 HS Club 15s national champ Majestics / Amy Nicholson]

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The High School Club National 15s Tournament has the complex all to itself on Friday, and six teams in two pools of three are vying for the Tier 1 title. There were some late drops that condensed this competition, as Idaho’s Rocky Mountain and Michigan’s Sparta-Rock (which will separate out into two different programs next year, as Rockford HS will be supporting a school-based team next year) withdrew.

Nonetheless, there is no want for competition in this bracket, which spans east and west coasts. Teams will play two pool play games on Friday, setting up placing matches on Saturday. The pools’ 3rd-place teams compete for 5th; 2nd-place teams compete for 3rd; and pool winners compete for the trophy.

 

Aspetuck rugby

Aspetuck at 2023 HS Club 15s nationals / Photo: Amy Nicholson

TIER 1 CLUB

Pool A: Aspetuck (Conn.), Majestics (Utah), SacPAL Amazons (NorCal)
Pool B: Belmont Shore (SoCal), Morris (N.J.), United (Utah)

TIER 1 CLUB SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MAY 17
10 a.m. Majestics v Aspetuck (field 1)
10 a.m. Belmont Shore v Morris (field 2)

12:30 p.m. United v Morris (1)
12:30 p.m. SacPAL v Aspetuck (2)

3 p.m. Majestics v SacPAL (1)
3 p.m. Belmont Shore v United (2)

SATURDAY, MAY 18
11 a.m. 3rd: Pool A#2 v Pool B#2 (1)
12:15 p.m. 5th: Pool A#3 v Pool B#3 (2)
12:15 p.m. Championship: Pool A#1 v Pool A#2 (1)

 

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United at 2023 HS Club 15s nationals / Photo: Amy Nicholson

TIER 2 CLUB

There are four teams in the Tier 2 Club competition, and they’ll play each other in a round robin. Standings will determine the champion and final places.

Teams: Chicago (Ill.), Clayton (N.C.), Stevens Point (SPASH, Wis.), Wolverines (NorCal)

TIER 2 CLUB SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MAY 17
11:15 a.m. Wolverines v SPASH (field 1)
11:15 a.m. Clayton v Chicago (field 2)

1:45 p.m. Wolverines v Chicago (1)
1:45 p.m. Clayton v SPASH (2)

SATURDAY, MAY 18
10:30 a.m. SPASH v Chicago (3)
11 a.m. Clayton v Wolverines (2)

 

Lola Unga rugby

Wolverines’ Lola Unga / Photo: Jackie Finlan/TRB

DIVISION 1 SINGLE SCHOOL

There are eight teams in Division I. They’re all ranked 1-8, setting up a traditional championship bracket: quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday, May 18, and then finals on Sunday, May 19.

DIVISION 1 TEAMS
1. Divine Savior Holy Angels (Wis.)
2. Eagle HS (Idaho)
3. Columbia Central (Tenn.)
4. Catholic Memorial (Wis.)
5. Meridian (Idaho)
6. Warsaw Community HS (Ind.)
7. DSHA JV (Wis.)
8. Grandville (Mich.)

DIVISION 1 SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, MAY 18
Quarterfinals
9 a.m. Catholic Memorial v Meridian (field 1)
9 a.m. DSHA v Grandville (field 2)
10 a.m. Columbia Central v Warsaw (1)
10 a.m. Eagle v DSHA JV (2)

2:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 (1)
2:30 p.m. 5th Semifinal #1 (2)
3:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 (1)
3:30 p.m. 5th Semifinal (2)

SUNDAY, MAY 19
9 a.m. 7th Place (1)
10:15 a.m. 5th Place (1)
11:45 a.m. 3rd Place (1)
1:15 p.m. Championship (1)

 

Eagle HS rugby

Eagle HS rugby

DIVISION 2 SINGLE SCHOOL

There are six teams competing in two pools, so everyone gets two games on Saturday, and standings will set up the Sunday finals. It’s the same scenario as the Tier 1 Club competition: The pools’ 3rd-place teams compete for 5th; 2nd-place teams for 3rd; and pool winners for the trophy.

Pool A: Hamilton (Wis.), Hononegah (Ill.), Eagle JV (Idaho)
Pool B: City Honors (N.Y.), Columbia Central (Tenn.), Taft (Ill.)

DIVISION 2 SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, MAY 18
8:30 a.m. Hamilton v Hononegah (field 3)
9:30 a.m. City Honors v Taft (3)

1:30 p.m. Hamilton v Eagle JV (1)
1:30 p.m. City Honors v Columbia Central JV (2)

4:30 p.m. Taft v Columbia Central JV (1)
4:30 p.m. Hononegah v Eagle JV (2)

SUNDAY, MAY 19
9 a.m. 5th: Pool A#3 v Pool B#3 (2)
10:15 a.m. 3rd: Pool A#2 v Pool B#2 (2)
11:45 a.m. Championship: Pool A#1 v Pool B#2 (2)

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