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Rugby Norcal Hosts NCIT and High School Playoffs

15 Apr, 2015


Action Rumbles to Cherry Island Soccer Complex in April

Rugby Norcal is pleased to announce they will be hosting the 11th Annual Northern California Invitational Tournament (NCIT) and High School Playoffs at Cherry Island Soccer Complex on April 18 -19. This two-day event will also serve as the championships for some divisions including the girls divisions and the boy single school divisions.  Placer Valley Tourism is thrilled to have partnered with Rugby Norcal again to bring this exciting rugby event to Placer Valley. 

Executive Director for Rugby Norcal, Mark Carney, explained that many divisions will play their elite eight and final four rounds of the playoffs on Saturday and Sunday respectively. However there is also an open invitational portion to the tournament that allows all the rest of the high school teams not making the playoffs to finish their season in a tournament setting. 

In the Gold Division local team Granite Bay Rugby will be competing in the playoffs. Their varsity team has 6-0 record whereas the junior varsity has only one loss so far this season. Both teams have an excellent chance of moving on to the first ever Rugby Norcal Championship Tournament that will be held on April 25 at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. Good luck Granite Bay.

They are expecting nearly 30 rugby clubs from as far away as Los Gatos and Chico to participate with more than 50 teams total competing in the tournament. This invitational is consistantly a highlight of the high school rugby season and this year certainly will follow in that tradition especially considering the historical record they just hit with more than 5,000 registered players.

Placer Valley Tourism [PVT] is made up of the 23 hotels in Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, California.  PVT recruits and supports hundreds of annual events with grants, marketing, volunteers, and other services as needed.  To learn more about how PVT can help bring your event here, visit www.playplacer.com or call (916) 773-5400.

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