September 11, 2016
GHSAA Take Second at Rugby Europe Women U18 Championships
Photo: Atavus Rugby
The Cup Championship featured two undefeated teams in the USA Rugby Girl’s High School All-Americans powered by Atavus and France at the Rugby Europe Women’s U18 Championship in Vichy, France. The host country France won the Championship over the United States 34-24. Canada came in third place with a 26-7 victory over Spain. England won the Plate, Portugal the Bowl and Germany the Shield.
To reach the Cup Final, the USA came back to beat Canada 19-17 with no time in the Cup Semi-finals, while France beat Spain 38-10.
The Cup Quarterfinals results were USA 36-7 Wales, Canada 29-21 England, France 41-0 Italy and Spain 22-10 Ireland.
In Pool Play, the four Pool winners each went 3-0 in their Pool, while the second place teams only lost to the Pool winners. England won Pool A with 47-0, 49-0 and 38-0 wins against Romania, Ukraine and Italy, respectively. USA won Pool B with 29-5, 33-5 and 40-0 wins over Germany, Ireland and Russia. Spain won Pool C with 45-0, 31-7 and 40-0 wins over Andorra, Sweden and Wales. France won Pool D witith 29-19, 19-0 and 46-7 wins over Netherlands, Portugal and Canada.
Preview article GHSAA in France for Rugby Europe U18 Sevens Championship
Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS – Rugby Europe Women’s U18 Sevens Championship 1. Lolohea Makaafi 2. Julia Riekena 3. Daisy Manoa 4. Kathleen Gearhart 5. Renee Gonzales 6. Kayla Canett 7. Kathryn Stowers 8. Lilly Durbin 9. Cassidy Bargell 10. Nia Toliver 11. Alexandria Sedrick 12. Suiluana A’au Coaching Staff: Farrah Douglas & Emilie Bydwell – Coaches, Sarah Leslie – Physiotherapist
Rugby Europe Women’s U18 Sevens Championship Pools
- Pool A: England, Italy, Ukraine, Romania
- Pool B: Spain, Wales, Sweden, Andorra
- Pool C: Germany, Ireland, Russia, USA
- Pool D: Portugal, Netherlands, France, Canada