FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Girls Rugby team will travel to the national championship competition for girls high school rugby in Racine, Wis. May 18-19. The top 19 girls high school rugby teams from around the country will take part in the competition, leading to the championship playoff.
The three-division tournament will feature back-to-back national champion Fallbrook Girls Rugby Club, as well as perennial powerhouses, the Kent (Washington) Crusaders, the Summit High School Tigers from Summit County, Colo., and the Amazons from Sacramento, Calif. The squad will consist of 26 players and will play three knockout matches on Saturday and Sunday. The tournament will be live-streamed at www.youtube.com/SevenFifteenMedia. For complete information on game times, visit www.rugbychampionships.org.
Fallbrook is coming off a great win in the Southern California Championship by beating Back Bay 109-0 in the semi-final and beating Fullerton 55-5 in the final.
Fallbrook took the championship in 2012 and 2011, and second place in 2010.
Rugby, an emerging NCAA women’s sport, is a fast-paced, full contact sport.