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United Boys And Girls Lead Utah Youth 7s

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United Boys And Girls Lead Utah Youth 7s

The United Boys and Girls. Utah Youth Rugby photo.

Utah Youth Rugby's fall HS 7s season comes down to this weekend and there's plenty on the line.

United Boys won the opening tournament, beating Herriman 28-24 in the final. Herriman responded last week, beating United 24-21 in the final.

So this week's tournament decides who's on top.

Boys Decider

"We finally beat Herriman," said United Head Coach Colin Puriri. "It's been a while. They might be a bit young this fall and we might be on an upward swing. That's how the cycle goes, but we've also got a pretty good team."

United has no superstars, said Puriri, but that's good because all of the players are working together as one unit. Still, Griffin West, James Tenney, and Zeb Mendenhall have been playing especially well.

For Herriman, Sam Adamson helped lead the Herriman Red effort in the second tournament.

United Girls Run Rampant

In the girls bracket, United has won twice, beating the Majestics in both finals. Still, Puriri said the standard overall in the state is improving, with Majestics, Provo, East, and Wasatch all playing stronger rugby this year.


"But our United girls team is loaded," Puriri said. And it is, with HS All Americans and top-flight players throughout.

Queenette Toomalatai, Liz Tafuna, Salote Iongi, Makena Taumoepeau, and Nafanua Fitisemanu all playing well for a United team that looks set to sweep.

Other Divisions

Salt Lake Valley Rhinos leads the Boys D2 league, while the Majestics went 3-0 in an ever-improving Girls U14 league.

There will be a Girls D2 this weekend with Snow Canyon, South Davis, and B sides from United and Wasatch in action.


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