The Danville Oaks Rugby team defeated the Kahuku Red Raiders High School Rugby Club 8-5 in the championship game of the Pacific Cup Invitational in San Diego on Saturday.
Danville, from Northern California, is ranked No. 1 on GoffRugbyReport.com.
“The team has worked hard this season,” Kahuku coach Seamus Fitzgerald said. “They’ve shown great discipline, a strong work ethic and a lot of character to reach this level of play. Teamwork and learning to play as a unit had a lot to do with this team’s success. Because they know the system much better this year, they were able to execute at a higher level and play more cohesively as a team, which made them stronger overall.”
Kahuku reached the championship game by defeating No. 4 Back Bay of Newport, Calif., 53-0.
Sione Uasi scored a try for Kahuku on a quick tap, and William Fonokalafi was called the best player of the tournament in a GoffRugbyReport.com article.
In April, Kahuku beat the Kalihi Raiders 36-0 for the state title.