CARSON — Santa Monica U16s had a great showing at LA7s Invitational. They went 3-1, and only missed the final on points differential mainly because of some really bad tournament schedule management by the organizers. (But the boys came away knowing how well they played.) I saw one of the games Saturday against a Canadian side, and I can’t emphasize enough how thrilling and talented this group is. Congratulations also to the coaches and parents. You see in this picture Brad Palmer, Brian O’Rourke, Steve Bagnara and Diane Watanabe. All legends themselves!!! Plus, Beth O’Rourke who makes it all happen as director of youth rugby for Santa Monica. Super looking forward to the coming season!