Greenwich Rugby Takes Silver at Blazing 7’s Tourney


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Greenwich Rugby finished second at the Blazing 7’s Rugby Tournament in Morris Plains, N.J.

Playing with a team comprised of mostly rising seniors, Greenwich defeated Doylestown 40-5 and Bergen 38-7 in pool play.

They then defeated Play Rugby 47-7 in the semis.  In the finals, the Union Mudturtles scored in the final minute to win 26-19.

Jack Freiheit scored seven tries, with Will Beney adding six and Bryce Stanback scoring four. Zhaire House added two tries, with Joe DeMuyt, Parker Kelly and Chris Hahn all scoring one try each. Stanback also added 12 conversions on the day.

Greenwich finished their summer 7’s play with a 20-5 record.

Playing in five tournaments, including the prestigious CRC’s and Surfside 7’s, they finished with the gold once, and second and third twice. The Greenwich team played almost exclusively with GHS players, a rarity amongst the summer 7’s tournament teams, most of whom filled rosters with area all-stars.

Jack Freiheit finished his Greenwich career with 45 7’s tries this summer. Adding to his 15’s totals, he scored 78 tries in 47 total games this past year, all career tries records. The High School All-American player will continue his career at the University of Colorado in Boulder this fall.

About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, has been editing and reporting on events throughout Connecticut for over a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield. Throughout over two decades, he has worked as the editor-in-chief at the Sentinel, as well as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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