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Local Rugby Players On State All-Stars Team

on July 12, 2017 - 12:17pm

Los Alamos rugby player Joey Sorenson breaks through tackles during the June 24 Denver 7s Rugby Tournament. Photo by Corrina Hughes

 

SPORTS News:

Two Los Alamos Nukes rugby players, Joey Sorenson and Preston Brown, were on the New Mexico All-Stars rugby team which won the under 19 out-of-state championship at the June 24 Denver 7s Rugby Tournament.

The All-Stars team is selected at open try-outs and on the basis of their performance throughout the regular season and are some of the best young rugby players in the state. The team has trained extensively since the end of the regular reason.

Also participating in the tournament was former Los Alamos Nuke Nate Rogers who plays on the New Mexico State University Chiles team in Las Cruces. Rogers played for New Mexico Brujos in the men’s division of the Denver tournament.

The New Mexico All-Star are slated to play in the Dallas Harlequin 7s Under 19s Tournament July 15-16 in Dallas, Texas.

Nate Rogers, center, plays for the New Mexico Brujos during the June 24 Denver 7s Rugby Tournament. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Preston Brown holds onto the ball during the Denver 7s Rugby Tournament. Photo by Corrina Hughes

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