Local Nighthawk Rugby players Matthew Long and Daniel Hardiman of Del Norte High School and Austin Warczakowski of Poway High School have been teammates for three years and nearly 50 matches. Recently the boys were named to the Under-17 All-Star team scheduled to compete at the prestigious Rocky Mountain Rugby Challenge from June 15 – 17 in Colorado. The Southern California Youth Rugby U-17 Griffin’s coaches selected the trio from over 140 candidates hailing from Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Riverside and Ventura counties. The honor of competing at the challenge in June will gave the three the opportunity to be seen by college rugby coaches as well as USA Rugby High School All-American team selectors.

For more information on Nighthawks rugby contact Ven Griva at 760-855-2787. Visit www.socalyouthrugby.org for more information on youth rugby.