Mustangs Youth Rugby win U8 SharkFest Competitive Division Title for second year

Front row, L-R: Jack Bottini, Jake Broussard, Grant Poole, Jason Jutronich, Ian Bell, James Curtis, Zackary Erle. Back row: Magnus Falkiewicz, Liam Spieker, Liam Wilson, Zane Reed. Coaches: Aaron Bell, Drew Hannaman, Warren Spieker, Troy Mouritzen
Front row, L-R: Jack Bottini, Jake Broussard, Grant Poole, Jason Jutronich, Ian Bell, James Curtis, Zackary Erle. Back row: Magnus Falkiewicz, Liam Spieker, Liam Wilson, Zane Reed. Coaches: Aaron Bell, Drew Hannaman, Warren Spieker, Troy Mouritzen

The San Diego Mustangs Rugby Club’s U8 team won the experienced division title at the Back Bay SharkFest Youth Rugby Tournament held March 14 in Newport Beach.

The Back Bay SharkFest Youth Rugby Tournament is the de facto Southern California Youth (U8 to U12) Rugby Championship Tournament, bringing together the best youth rugby teams from Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

The Mustangs U8 Team faced the physically bigger South Bay team in the final match, which featured strong defensive coverage and offensive plays by both teams.

The U8 Mustangs won the game 30-5 with continuity rugby and strong supporting play, with tries scored by Magnus Falkiewicz (2), Jason Jutronich, Jack Bottini, James Curtis, and Ian Bell. Of particular note was the performance of the Mustangs U8 B team, which finished third in the experienced division, narrowly missing the finals.

The Mustangs U8, U10, and U12 teams will end their season this weekend at the San Diego Youth Rugby Cup being held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.


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