It is Championship day at Rio Tinto Stadium, as 3 National Championships will be determined today in rugby. The first of the championships will be the High School Boy's title which will take place at 2:30pm MT and will feature Xavier High School from New York City facing off against Sacramento Jesuit from Sacramento, California.
At 4:30pm MT it will be a all Utah final in the Boy's U-19 National Championship as Highland Rugby will take on Utah United, this is a rematch of last years Championship and will also be the last match for Highland's head coach Larry Gelwix which should add some additional drama to the match, as if it was needed.
This may be the first year for the College Premier Division, but the National Championship final between BYU and Cal won't be the first time these teams have battled for a National Crown, that match will start at 7:05pm MT.
I will be heading out to the stadium to provide you with some live updates on the matches and some pictures from the venue as well. You can be a part of the action by adding your comments, predictions, and whatever else to the comments section.
More to come- updates after the jump
Well the first half of the high school match is in the books with the team from Sacramento Jesuit up 25 to 15 over Xavier High School.
Here is a picture of the Jesuit team before the start of the match:
Xavier Kicked off the action:
The second half is underway and Sacramento Jesuit has extended their lead to 36-22
OK, more updates in a few minutes, you can find more pictures at my Picasa Site
Well it is never fun to finish second by Xavier was a fun team to watch:
Your USA Rugby National Boy's High School Champions Sacramento Jesuit:
The Championship Trophy presentation:
The match MVP:
OK now on to the Highland match- at the half it is Highland 12 - Utah United 7:
The Utah United fans were making themselves known:
Here are some match pictures:
The second USA Rugby National Champion of the day is Highland who claim the Boy's U-19 title by a final score of:
The 3rd place trophy went to Utah United:
The Championship trophy was given to coach Larry Gelwix:
OK both BYU and Cal have taken the pitch to start warming up, I will try to post some pictures of them at halftime.