Sports: Belmont Rugby Starts Season With Win Over AC, 43-0

Photo: Before the game Friday. The young men and women of Belmont High School Rugby Club started its 2016 season with a convincing win over Arlington Catholic High School, 43-0, on the pitch at Harris Field on Friday, April 1. The most successful Massachusetts public school playing rugby XV – Belmont won a Division 1 state […]

Belmont Falls to Boston College High in Rugby Championship Final

Photo: The boys up front, the core of the Belmont High School Rugby Club that held its own against undefeated Boston College High. The 26 Belmont High School Rugby Club players gathered in a circle, after throwing in their soul and heart into every minute of the 70 played in the state championship game held Saturday, […]

Belmont Rugby in State Championship Finals in Worcester Saturday Afternoon

Photo: Belmont High Rugby. For the third consecutive year, the Belmont High School Rugby Club will be taking the pitch in Worcester today, Saturday, May 23, in the title game of the Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization’s sixth annual State High School Championships. Belmont meets Boston College High School at the Commerce Bank General Foley Stadium, 305 Chandler St., Worcester, […]

Chan Kicks Belmont Rugby into Third Consecutive State Finals in Epic Win

Photo: Senior Captain Darren Chan leading Belmont Rugby off the field Monday. The traits of a good captain lie in three “Cs”: they care about the success of the team through example and encouragement while being consistent in playing to the best of their ability at practice and in games. Finally, they must be courageous […]

Belmont Rugby Welcomes Back Rivals Bishop Hendricken in State Semifinals

Photo: The earlier match with Bishop Hendricken. Belmont High School Rugby Club will be seeking its third consecutive trip to the state championships as the squad hosts tonight, Tuesday, May 19, the team it battled in the past two finals and defeated earlier this year in a historic victory. Bishop Hendricken High School‘s rugby club will take […]

Belmont Rugby Ends Regular Season with Overwhelming Win, Playoffs Next

Photo: Belmont High School Rugby. Despite the loss of captain senior scrum back Darren Chan, Belmont High School Rugby Club dominated a good Xaverian Brothers High School squad, 34-7, in the final regular season match held at Belmont’s Harris Field on Wednesday, May 6.  Read the game recap here. The team finishes the season with five wins against […]

Dominating Second Half Powers Belmont Rugby By St. John’s Prep, 26-17

Photo: Ball Out! Belmont tackling knocked the ball out during match vs, St. John’s Prep. Over the past two years, Peter Berens made countless great saves as the starting goalkeeper with the Belmont High School boy’s soccer, help leading the team to a sectional quarter- and a semi-finals. On Wednesday, April 29, Berens was in the spotlight again, […]

Belmont Rugby Knocked About by BC High for First Loss

Photo: Belmont Rugby. Before the season began, Belmont High Rugby’s Head Coach Greg Bruce said he had heard rumblings that Boston College High School’s rugby club would be a challenger this year. “BC High is coming into the season with high hopes,” said Bruce, noting that Belmont defeated BC High twice last season, including in […]

Belmont Rugby Dominates State Champs Hendricken in Historic Home Win

Photo: Senior Wing/Center Norman Kilavatitu heading downfield with everyone in tow. Belmont High School Club Rugby’s midweek match with visiting arch-rival Bishop Hendricken High School was expected to be a titanic battle between the finalists of the past two Massachusetts Youth Rugby Organization state championships. But the match did not follow the anticipated script. Instead, on Wednesday night, April 1, […]

Rugby World Comes to Belmont for Matchup Between HS Champions

Photo: Coach Greg Bruce with the team on Monday. Greg Bruce, the head coach of the Belmont Rugby Club, said Wednesday night’s meeting between the two best high school XV (indicating 15 players) in New England east of Hartford is special enough that the New England Rugby Referee Society is sending a pair of assistant referees/touch judges along with the […]