CWU freshmen Tanner Barnes and Aladdin Schirmer were part of USA’s championship Junior World Rugby Trophy team that beat Japan in dramatic form this past weekend 37-33. Tanner threw the pass that scored the match winning try.
In perhaps the most exciting final in the tournament’s history, the United States won the Junior World Rugby Trophy championship in front of its home crowd on Saturday. Clinging to a four-point lead over Japan, the Americans held up a desperate Japanese attack in the closing seconds to win 37-33 at a sold-out Murray Rugby Park, Utah.
The Brave Blossoms threw wave after wave of attacking runs at the Americans, hoping to find a break, but after about five minutes and a couple of dozen phases, they knocked on and the final whistle soon followed. (READ MORE…)