Fallbrook U12 Braves power up island-style for San Diego Youth Rugby Cup Tournament

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook U12 Braves concluded their season at the San Diego Youth Rugby Cup Tournament held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista on March 15. The Braves played in three matches, victorious against Carlsbad Thunder with a final score of 10-0 with trys by Max Holt and Sebastian Anderson, but defeated by the experienced San Clemente Gators and Valley Center Avengers.

Prior to their final match against the Avengers, Nico Rooseboom-deVries performed the Haka, a Maori war chant commonly used to kick-off rugby matches in many island nations such as New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga. Nico’s son, Darius, has been with the Fallbrook Braves for three seasons.

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