Pelham high school rugby team finishes second in national championships

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The Pelham Memorial High School varsity rugby team finished second in the National High School Rugby Championships. Pelham battled West End in a hard-fought, well played final that was up for grabs until the last minute. West End squeaked it 19-15.

Supporters jammed Rockwell’s back room to cheer on the game being played in Charlotte:

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Luke Persanis and North Westall were interviewed by influential rugby journalist Alex Goff after Pelham’s first two tournament triumps, a 24-14 win over South Doyle and a 22-12 victory over Brownsburg. The second win set up the Tier II final against West End on Saturday:

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