It was the first chance for Head Coach Greg Bruce to see Belmont High School’s Club Rugby’s First XV (a team is made up of 15 players) in action. And while the game was with a very young team from Kearsarge High School from Sutton, NH and the final score, 52-0, fairly indicated the difference in depth, Bruce liked what he saw.
“The boys looked good but there is a lot of work that we need to do. But for the first real contact of the year, the guys handled themselves real well. They showed a lot of energy tonight, they tackled well and its a good start,” said the always reserved Bruce of this team which won the state’s Div. 1 state championship in May.
Next up for the club (the team can no longer be referred simply as Boys’ Club Rugby as they have a female member) is a match against Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood on Wednesday.
“That will certainly be a big step up in competition,” said Bruce.