NAI 7s Tournament in Utah

July 30 2016

Upright Rugby Rogues Win Boys and Girls U18 Elite Titles; Celtic Barbarians Win Plate

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posted July 30 2016

There are two Canadian teams in the North American Invitational 7s youth tournament. Upright Rugby from Ontario and Celtic Barbarians from Alberta are entered in the Elite divisions. The Upright Rugby Rogues went 1-2 on Day 1 in boys U18 Elite, the Celtic Barbarians went 1-1.

In girls U18 Elite the Rogues were 2-1 on Day 1. Their only loss was to Utah Elite.

On Day 2 the Upright Rugby Rogues went 4-0 in the girls U18 Elite winning the title and reversing the Day 1 loss to the Utah Lions Elite team.

In the boys U18 Elite on Day 2 Upright Rugby got past hosts Utah Lions Elite in the Cup quarter-finals with a narrow 31-28 win while Celtic Barbarians lost to Atlantis II and dropped to the Plate round. Upright won their Cup semi 26-17 over Atlantis II while EIRA defeated Atlantis I in the other Cup semi. Celtic Barbarians won their Plate semi over Utah Elite. Upright Rugby defeated EIRA in the Cup final 26-19 while Celtic Barbarians won the Plate 27-7 over Herriman.

Congratulations to both teams for representing Canadian rugby very well.

Upright Rugby Rogues U18 girls (last name, first name)

Apps, Olivia (Aurora Barbarians)
Cohoon, Maddi (Brantford Harlequins)
Grant, Danni (Aurora Barbarians)
Hurd, Taylour (Oakville Crusaders)
Knowles, Michaela (Waterloo County)
Svoboda, Tia (Bellville Bulldogs)
Deemer, McKenna (Motherload Rugby, CA, USA)
Ringler, Amber (Utah Cannibals, USA)
Fleurant, Rochelle (Utah Cannibals, USA)
Fisi, Marry (Utah Cannibals, USA)
Frazier, Peyton (Utah Cannibals, USA)

Upright Rugby Rogues U18 boys (last name, first name)

Bondy Carter (Niagara Wasps)
Finerty Declan (Oakville Crusaders)
Hager Ethan (Brantford Harlequins)
Jutronic Nathan (Oakville Crusaders)
Moran Liam (Toronto Scottish)
Morra Josiah (Toronto Scottish)
Novak Mitch (Regina Rogues)
Oitomen Avery (Oakville Crusaders)
Mahe Sione (Utah Cannibals, USA)
Vainevaku Jordan (East Rugby, UT, USA)

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