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Austin Elite Names U19 HP Team

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Austin Elite Names U19 HP Team

Austin TX, Austin Elite Rugby is proud to congratulate the following players who have been selected for Central Texas Elite U19 High Performance Team. The High Performance Program is part of the Austin Elite Rugby Academy and is dedicated to raising the quality and standard of rugby in Central Texas. 

Players will have the opportunity of training with high level coaches, whilst gaining valuable experience along the way. 

For the first time the Central Texas Elite U19 team will run onto the field wearing their new academy colors, each players will proudly wear the socks of their own High school. The team will play on Saturday, 12thMay at Burr Field against North and South Texas. Players from all three sides will be playing for a place in the State of Texas team.  

“Rick Medina has put together a quality side” commented Alain Hyardet, Austin Elite Rugby Head Coach “We look forward to seeing the players evolve, along with the possibility of being the first generation of academy players representing Austin Elite Rugby”

The State of Texas team will represent Texas in the Rock Mountain Challenge in Colorado, where players have the opportunity to be selected for the USA All American team. 

Following the U19 program, Austin Elite Rugby Academy will add a U17 program in fall 2018.


Tyler Acosta Rock Rugby 
Jake Adams  Lake Travis High School 
Jesus Balderas  Lake Travis High School 
Kyle Beasley Westlake High School
Carson Cross Lake Travis High School
Efrain DeLaCruz Lake Travis High School 
Blake Dollar Lake Travis High School 
Liam Elliott Lake Travis High School 
Dimitri Gillcrist Four Points 
Titus Hall Lake Travis High School
Karch Hoffman  Rock Rugby
James Lardner Westlake High School
Max Mora  Lake Travis High School
Clayton Means Rock Rugby
Nicholas nelson Rock Rugby 
James Perdue  Westlake High School
Wesley Peterson  Westlake High School
Roberto Prince  Rock Rugby 
Branden Ramsey  Lake Travis High School
Will Rowden Rock Rugby 
Merkel Trevor  Westlake High School 
Justin Tucker  Rock Rugby 
Todd George  Rock Rugby
James Collyer Four Points 
Charlie Cross Lake Travis High School
Caden Eggeling  Westlake High School
Kaleb Nieto Rock Rugby 

Central Texas Elite U19 Management 

Rick Medina  Head Coach U19
Eric Reed  Head Coach U17
Pedrie Wannenburg  Forwards Coach 
Gerhard Swart  Back Coach 
Steve Swindall  Texas HP Director