South Charlotte

Briefly: Tigers win state championship

In their first year of competition, the South Mecklenburg Tigers rugby club won the North Carolina Youth Rugby Union U19 state championship May 21.

The Tigers beat rival Matthews Vipers 22-15 at the Charlotte Rugby Club. The teams tied 19-19 in their only previous game this season. The Tigers finished the season 5-1-1.

The Tigers were down 15-12 near the end of the first half but scored two tries in the second and kept the Vipers from any further scoring to secure the win.