EIRA U16s to Play BC
EIRA U16s to Play BC
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy is fielding a U16 team that will travel to British Columbia to play the BC U16s.
The team will initially assemble in Seattle, Wash. on July 12, and then bus to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, where they will stay and train before playing BC U16s twice.
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The EIRA team is a new chapter in the story of the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy, which was started by USA Rugby’s High School All American Head Coach, Salty Thompson, to develop the skills of elite young players, and those that wanted to improve to the elite level.
That has been accomplished in camps and academies around the nation. But now EIRA is stepping into the arena of competition, providing elite touring opportunities for committed players.
After two-a-days on July 13 and 14, the EIRA team will play the BC U16s on Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm Pacific.
After a rest day and another training session, EIRA will play a rematch against the BC U16s at 2pm on Saturday, July 18 at 2pm. Both games will be at the Capilano Rugby Club.
Former Charlotte Catholic Head Coach Brendan Keane, who is running EIRA Carolinas, will be Head Coach of the team, with Scott Bracken and Jon Banarhall as his assistants.
The 24-player EIRA U16 squad is:
|First Name||Last Name||Grade (completed)||Height||Weight||Rugby Club||State|
|Xavier||Doering||Freshman||6'0"||214||St. Thomas Aquinas||KS|
|Ryan||Jurczak||Freshman||6'2"||185||St. Thomas Aquinas||KS|
|Gabriel||Mahuinga||Sophomore||5'10"||190||Herriman High School||UT|
|Jack||Manzo||Sophomore||5'10"||200||Xavier Rugby Football Club||NY|
|Patrick||McTiernan||Sophomore||5'10"||155||Greenwich High School||CT|
|Christian||Newby||Freshman||6'0"||163||Triad Youth Rugby||NC|
|Sean||Nolan||Freshman||6'1"||147||Back Bay Youth Rugby Club||CA|
|Justin||Petersen||Sophomore||5'11"||155||Coastal Dragons Rugby||CA|
|Alex||Rayton||Sophomore||6'2"||180||Woodlands Youth Rugby Club||TX|
|Steven||Rohde||Sophomore||5'11"||185||St. Thomas Aquinas||KS|
|Chase||Schor Haskin||Sophomore||6'1"||192||Weston Rugby Club||FL|
|Noah||Wright||Freshman||5'6"||135||Liberty Rugby Football Club||WA|