May 1, 2013
National powers Jesuit, Dixon in NorCal rugby playoffs

The Northern California High School Rugby playoffs will be held Friday through Sunday at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex in Elverta.

Among the 45 boys and girls teams competing in 10 divisions are six-time national champion Jesuit and defending 2012 national champion Dixon. Both have already qualified for the USA Rugby National Invitational Tournament May 16-18 in Elkhart, Ind.

On Friday, Jesuit plays McClatchy at 5 p.m. and Dixon faces Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland at 6:30 p.m. in the Boys Varsity Single School semifinals. The championship is 3 p.m. Saturday.

In Saturday's Boys Varsity Club Division (can draw from up to three schools) semifinals, Granite Bay will play Hayward and the Burbank-based Islanders face Danville in 2 p.m. matchups. The championship is 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The NorCal divisional winners will advance to the California State Cup May 25-26 at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club on Treasure Island.

The event is sponsored by the Northern California Youth Rugby Association.

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