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Compiled by Steve Breazeale
A group of five students at San Clemente High School mobilized their peers and gathered enough interest to start a rugby club on campus. The Triton Rugby Club, which currently has 38 members, is gearing up to compete in the upcoming Southern California Youth Rugby League this winter.
The sport is not yet accredited by CIF, the state’s governing body of high school athletics, but is fast becoming a popular sport in the area. Dana Hills High School created the Dana Rugby Club several years ago and has been competing ever since.
The club members plan on having enough players to field both a varsity and junior varsity team, according to team organizer Greg Foreman.
Practices are set to begin on Nov. 16 and the team’s first game will be against Dana Rugby Club on Dec. 4.
The team is accepting athletes of all skill levels. For more information on the club, visit www.tritonrugbyclub.com.