Rugby is a growing sport all over the world. Although it is most popular in countries like New Zealand and South Africa, the United States is making its way towards building up young athletes to engage in the sport. Florida is a great place for rugby to flourish as a youth and high school sport. Orlando recently hosted the inaugural Tropical Rugby 7s Tournament over Easter weekend. Here is a look into some of the action.
The Tropical Rugby 7s Tournament hosted 25 teams from all over the world, including teams from England, Canada and Mexico. Both men's and women's teams competed in 14U, 16U, 18U and the collegiate level. Most teams there, are based in the state of Florida. As the fastest growing team sport in America, this event represents how popular the sport can be in Florida alone. Those that represent the organization, want to promote rugby in the panhandle sport because it is a great location with good weather and beautiful pitches to play on.