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GRASSROOTS RUGBY

NCR: USA Youth and High School Rugby Celebrates Milestone of Over 50,000 Registrations (USA YHS Rugby)

  • Takeaway: USA Youth and High School Rugby announced that over 50,000 players registered with the organization this year, marking a year-over-year increase of 12%.
  • Quotable: "A significant contributor to this milestone is the remarkable growth within the "Youth" category, which covers ages 8 to 14 years. This age group has shown the highest growth rate with a 15% increase in YTD, reflecting a burgeoning interest in rugby among younger children."

MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY

MLR Rising: Top 50 College Rugby Players Selected and Invited to MLR Rising (Major League Rugby)

  • Takeaway: The inaugural MLR Rising, which will take place at Mary Washington University July 8-13, will allow players to showcase their skills in front of MLR clubs ahead of the 2024 MLR Collegiate Draft.

USA RUGBY

Women's Eagles: Sale Sharks Women Re-Sign Four USA Women's Internationals (Sale Sharks Women)

  • Takeaway: The Sale Sharks Women re-signed loosehead prop Catie Benson, center Katana Howard, loosehead prop Nick James, and lock Erica Jarrell "for at least a couple more seasons."

🏉 QUICK HITS

High School Rugby: 2024 Girls HS Rankings Final (Goff Rugby Report)

High School Rugby: Solid Start for EIRA Iberian Tour (Goff Rugby Report)

Men's U20 Championship: Les Bleuets Ready for Tough Defense of U20 Title (World Rugby)

New Zealand: Ardie Savea Ready to Settle Score with England after 'Smack in the Nose' (The Guardian)

Wales: WRU Reveals Five-Year Plan to Save Welsh Rugby (BBC Sport)

Poll Question

Women's U20 Pick'Em Time: USA vs. Canada?

USA
Canada

Yesterday's Poll Answer

Men's Internationals Pick'Em Time: Samoa vs. Spain?

82% of respondents voted for Samoa over Spain.