Go Guam Go! Boys Rugby U18 Team to Compete in Hong Kong

August 22, 2016

Rugby has exploded in popularity on Guam in the past decade. 

The Guam Rugby community has participants at every level of competition...
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...and international.
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And it isn't just a boy's club either, Guam women love rugby and they've found success in the sport.  
(Guam's women's team won silver in a international rugby tournament held in India this past February. Recognize UNO Magazine cover model/Miss World Guam Aria Perez-Theisen? She talks about her love of rugby in our Fitness Issue. Image source: uog.edu)
Now, the Guam Boy's U18 squad is set to test their skill at the highest level they've ever been.
Today our young rugby stars are making their way to Hong Kong to participate in the Asian Schools Rugby Sevens Championship. 
This is a BIG deal. 
This tournament brings together teams from Hong Kong, Singapore, China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka, so our boys will be exposed to many different styles of play and levels of expertise. 
This all-star crew of high school rugby standouts come from Okkodo High School, St. Johns High School, and Father Duenas Memorial School.
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On Saturday, Team Guam takes on India at 2 pm, Hong Kong at 5:40 pm, and Singapore at 7:00 pm. 
The next day, our all-stars go up against China at 3:00 pm.
Cheer them on!
Also, if local rugby is what you're into, be sure to catch the upcoming season of the Guam Rugby Heineken Sevens League.
And if you're new to the sport and would like a way to ease into competition, the Para Todu Rugby Club is looking for teams for its Summer Touch Rugby Festival.
Who knows? The next rugby article we write might be about you!

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