Goff Rugby Report caught up with USA High School All American Head Coach Salty Thompson and Assistant Michael Engelbrecht, who also works with the U20s, as they scouted at the Rocky Mountain Challenge.
The High School All Americans finished last in the European U18 Championships, losing to Canada 13-12 in the final game of the tournament.
France won the tournament, with Georgia 2nd, Japan 3rd, Portugal 4th, Spain 5th, and Belgium 6th.
Spain edged the HS All Americans 26-22 in the teams' 2nd gam at the European U18 Championships Tuesday.
The game, played in Quimper, France, was the consolation semis. The USA will now play for 7th.
The Boys HS All Americans has lost 26-5 to Portugal in the European U18 Championships.
The HSAA team will now play for 5th in the consolation brackt. The American team looks like a group that had just come together, which is indeed the case, and especially their passing and alignments in the backline were disjointed, resulting in a lot of dropped balls, and passes to no one.
The Boys HS All Americans are getting set to kick off U18 European Championships Friday in Brittany, France.
University of Washington football player and former Husky rugby player Psalm Wooching has announced that he is choosing rugby football.
Head Coach Salty Thompson has named a HS All Americans squad to play at the Men's U18 European Championships in April.
The team will compete in games April 7, 11, and 16 in Brittany, France. On April 7 they will take on the Portugal U18s, and then the teams move on to semis, and finals. Also participating will be Japan, Belgium, Canada, Georgia, France, and Spain.
Players at the High School All American camp have been hard at work trying to impress coaches.
The Boys HS All American winter camp is well underway in Casa Grande, Ariz.
With nice, mild weather and a large team of coaches working under Salty Thompson, the players were all getting a rundown of the team system and a chance to show why they deserve a look for the HSAA assemblies in 2017, including two expected tours to Canada and the LVI.
The USA national team programs can never have enough props, and one who seems set to be a big part of American rugby's front row is David Ainuu.
This year’s HS All American camp is an interesting one in that some slots have opened up.
HSAA Campers Named
With a large chunk of the HSAA returners tagged for the U19 team to play Canada’s U19s at the end of the month.
Boys HS All Americans Head Coach Salty Thompson has named the players who are set to attend the Winter Camp in Case Grande, Ariz.
The camp will start on December 27 and end December 31. The players were chosen through scouting at the Regional Cup Tournaments over the summer, and through other scouting avenues.