Fifteen boys HS teams are expected to play, with several bringing JV squads. There will be an eight-team Elite Division that includes several of the top HS teams in the nation: Penn, KC Jr. Blues, St. Thomas Aquinas (Kansas City), Brother Rice, Brownsburg, Kansas City Cougars, St. Louis University High, and Eureka HS.
Five of those teams ended last season ranked by Goff Rugby Report, and Penn is currently the single-school #2.
The Super 12 Division includes some JV teams from the Elite plus some up-and-comers (Mustangs Rugby and Christian Brothers, both out of St. Louis) as well as a brand-new program in St. James Academy out of the Kansas City area.
This will be the first-ever run-out for St. James, and the first run-out for Brother Rice as a single-school varsity team (they previously drew players from other schools and competed as a club).
Source: Goff Rugby Report