Congratulations to the Strikers Team of the Month for March, the Richmond Strikers Rugby 5th & 6th Grade Boys! They have kicked off the season with a 8-1 record!
The 5th & 6th Grade Boys Rugby team took home the Plate Championship (2nd place) in their pre-season tournament, North Carolina Ruggerfest the first weekend of March. They suffered their only loss of the season thus far in overtime of the final match of that tournament. They took on teams from North Carolina and Georgia.
Since that match, they have gone undefeated. They completed their Ruigby Virginia friendly matches this past weekend and will head into their matrix matches following a bye week for Spring Break.
"I’m very proud of the boys after a great March where we lost one game, which was in overtime. We saw strong tackling, great rucking, passing and even scoring distribution," Head Coach Dave Bickel said about their impressive start. "Their strong efforts have us set for a great season. Congratulations to the entire 5th & 6th grade team for a job well done!"
Best of luck to the Richmond Strikers Rugby 5th & 6th Grade Boys team heading into the second half of their season!
5th & 6th Grade Team Spring 2019 Record (as of 4/1):
- (W) 35-12 vs Raleigh Rattlesnakes
- (W) 21-14 vs Cary Claymores
- (W) 21-14 vs Atlanta Yough
- (L) 7-14 vs Cornelius Cobras - OT
- (W) 20-0 vs PAC
- (W) 12-5 vs Vienna
- (W) 77-7 vs Clayton
- (W) 38-15 vs Vienna
- (W) 52-5 vs Alexandria/West End
April 13 - vs Loudoun/WS & Great Falls/WL/Culpepper
April 27 - Mid-Atlantic Youth Rugby Festival
May 4 - vs Alexandria/West End
May 11 - Round Robin vs Loudoun/WS & Great Falls/WL/Culpepper
May 19 - Rugby VA State Tournament