Eagle Impact Rugby Academy finished up its busy summer of 15s tours with a trip to Ontario.
EIRA took teams of U15, U16, and U17, playing Ontario provincial age-grade opposition.
The teams overall went 5-1, easily the most successful as judged by wins and losses. Among the players who shone were Grady Pope out of Katy HS in Texas, and Aspetuck product Pearson Hill.
The Rugby East schedule is set for this fall, with six teams playing each other once each.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy took a team to Argentina in the same summer the program sent two teams to Ireland.
The Argentina group were slightly older—U18s and U19s—but the competition was very stiff. The teams lost all three games, but program director Salty Thompson said the experience was hugely valuable.
This is the second piece we have about Eagle Impact Rugby Academy’s summer tours.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy toured three countries on four different tours this past summer, and we’re having a look at how they did.
British Columbia EIRA Tour
EIRA took four teams to British Columbia in July, passing up the usual destination of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for Shawnigan Lake Schools on Vancouver Island.
The University of Mary Washington is ready to make the move up to D1A and has confirmed it's schedule.
LITTLE ROCK, AR. - Women’s Collegiate All-American 7s Head Coach Dave Clancy has named his full squad for the 2019 National Development Invitational Tournament hosted by ARPTC in Little Rock, AR. The competition takes place August 17-18, featuring eight academy and invitational sides.
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, the league of varsity women's college rugby programs, is working with Major League Rugby to develop referees, and the program also needs assistant referees and touch judges.
The program is looking for young and up-and-coming rugby officials to work as ARs and Touch Judges to work the games officiated by MLR refs.
GLENDALE, CO. - The Men’s Collegiate All-American Sevens have named their full squad for the 2019 RugbyTown Sevens taking place in Glendale, CO from August 23-25.
The US Naval Academy men's rugby team has confirmed a very challenging schedule for 2019-2020.
As usual, the 1st XV plays in D1A, while the 2nd team will mix in JV teams and 1st teams from other positions. Navy's 3rds have of late been playing in the Cardinals DII Conference, but this year will sometimes play a 2nd or 3rd XV from a DI program, or play lower-division opposition.
The Washington Loggers U14 State rep-side played the British Columbia Representative XV on Saturday, August 10, at the ChuckanutRugby Grounds, near Bellingham, Wash.
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (Penn Mutual) announces a new multi-year agreement with the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), continuing its support as the organization’s top sponsor — a distinction Penn Mutual has held since 2015.
Notre Dame College has released its fall 2019 men's rugby schedule.
The USA 7s is going back to Carson, CA, where it began back in 2004.
That 2004 event lasted two days and drew about 11,000 fans in total. Expect it to be a bit better attended this time around.
Following the conclusion of Selection Camp 2019 and a strong collegiate rugby season, USA Rugby officially confirms Men’s Collegiate All-American honors lists in both XVs and 7s along with honorable mention.
USA Rugby’s Girls High School All-American XVs will assemble today in Canada for West and East camps running August 7-12 at Brentwood College (West) and August 20-24 at Brock University (East). Players in both camps will train jointly with under-18 teams from Canada allowing both sides to maximize development with a taste of international competition.
Kutztown University Rugby has released its fall schedule.
The Golden Bears open up their season on August 31 against the Schuylkill River men's club. The Bears then open up the Rugby East season with Mary Washington, Army, Navy, Virginia Tech, Wheeling Jesuit, Penn State, Note Dame College, and St. Bonaventure.
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos women's team has announced that capped Eagle Kelly Griffin will be the team's new head coach for the 2019-2020 season.
Griffin replaces Zac Winter, who will be starting his career as an elementary school teacher this fall. The Gauchos program issued a public thank-you to Winter for leading the team to two straight national playoff appearances.
Japan and USA have maintained their unbeaten starts to the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019 to set up a title decider in their final match in Suva next weekend.