December 5th, 2019
The North Carolina Youth Rugby Union is happy to announce that the Single High School League will begin competition on December 6th, 2019. Games will be played on Friday evenings and Saturdays through February. The full schedule is posted on the NCYRU website - check it out and make plans to attend!
NCYRU President Dave McCarthy said “The NCYRU is coming off of a very successful Sevens Season that saw many new girls and boys find the enjoyment of Rugby. I am very excited to see many of the new faces along with our existing players as we begin our ‘19-20 season.”
This season, the league will boast 14 teams competing in two conferences. The SHS League will have 8 weeks of regular season competition and then wrap up with a State Championship at the end of February. League Director Cam Hayes said “As we prepare to kick off the NCYRU SHS Boys Rugby season for 2019-2020, I want to wish all of the players, coaches, and schools, the very best for a competitive and fun season of rugby. Each year we have seen the growth of rugby in high schools throughout North Carolina and this year we welcome two new high schools to the league: Olympic H.S. in Charlotte and Pinecrest H.S. in Southern Pines.”
The league is supported primarily by referees from the Southeast Rugby Referee Society. The NCYRU is always looking for people to officiate games, please contact us if you are interested in helping.
Opening week matches will kick off at 7pm on Friday, December 6 and at 1pm on Saturday, December 7. Go out and support your local HS Rugby team this weekend. Rugby in North Carolina is strong and growing!