Greenwich High rugby wins eighth straight state championship


The Greenwich High School rugby team wins its eighth state title in a row Thursday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium. (John Ferris Robben photo)

The Greenwich High School rugby team wins its eighth state title in a row Thursday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium. (John Ferris Robben photo)

The Greenwich High School rugby team won their eighth consecutive Connecticut state championship by defeating rival Fairfield Prep 70-10 Thursday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium.

The GHS rugby team captured the Connecticut state championship Thursday afternoon with a convincing victory over Fairfield Prep. (John Ferris Robben photo)

The GHS rugby team captured the Connecticut state championship Thursday afternoon with a convincing victory over Fairfield Prep. (John Ferris Robben photo)

Soh Nakayama scored three tries, while Jack Freiheit and Liam Woodland scored two each. Mitch Nethercott, Eric Menchaca, Luke Bienstock, Jack Weigold and Joe DeMuyt added one each. Nakayama also added five conversion kicks.

Freiheit finished with 33 tries for the season and 56 for his career, both school records, and also finished third all time in career total points with 280. Nakayama also finished with season total points record of 277 and is now No. 2 in career total points with 322.

Bienstock finished with 24 tries this season (third all-time), with Nakayama netting 20 (sixth all-time) and Jack Weigold with 17.

A number of players are participating in the Regional All-Star Tournament in UMass, Amherst next weekend. They will also play in a number of 7’s Tournaments this summer throughout the tri-state.

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