Rugby Wins Gonzaga Rugby Classic
After a two year hiatus Gonzaga College High School and the Gonzaga Rugby Boosters were proud to revive the Gonzaga Rugby Classic. This was the 11th year of the Gonzaga Rugby Classic, previously known as the Jesuit Rugby Classic.
The tournament was founded in 2010 and has become one of the premier high school rugby tournaments in the country. Both nationally ranked teams and developing programs have participated. The tournament was held at Segra Field, home to our hometown professional Rugby team, Old Glory.
Here are some great photos:
Saturday, April 23rd the Varsity Purple Eagles defeated Loyola Blakefield 36-12 and Greenwich 32-5. The following day, April 24th, Gonzaga defeated Aspetuck 17-10 to advance to the Gonzaga Rugby Classic finals. Later that day, the team defeated Fort Hunt Rugby 45-3 to claim the championship.
"The Rugby Boosters led by Owen Malone '81 and John Carroll put together a first class tournament supported by over a hundred parent volunteers," said head coach Peter Baggetta. "Six teams participated in the JV division, and 12 teams in the Varsity division that had in addition to Gonzaga Varsity Purple, currently ranked #4 in the nation, three teams ranked in the top 10 nationally and another four teams ranked in the top 25 nationally."
Here are more photos from the tournament:
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Next up, the Varsity Purple Rugby Eagles will travel to Aviator Sports Complex to face off against Xavier (NY) Sunday, May 1st. You can find the entire schedule here