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EIRA U16s to Play BC

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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
David Ainuu Sophomore 5'10" 250 Prairie Mustangs WA
Xavier Doering Freshman 6'0" 214 St. Thomas Aquinas KS
Jake Ericksen Sophomore 5'8" 185 Motherlode CA
Drake Goranson Sophomore 5'8" 160 Penn Rugby IN
Ryan Jurczak Freshman 6'2" 185 St. Thomas Aquinas KS
Sean Lumkong Sophomore 6'1" 185 Coastal Dragons CA
Gabriel Mahuinga Sophomore 5'10" 190 Herriman High School UT
Jack Manzo Sophomore 5'10" 200 Xavier Rugby Football Club NY
Conor McManus Freshman 5'8" 150 Fort Hunt VA
Patrick McTiernan Sophomore 5'10" 155 Greenwich High School CT
Doug Mitchell Freshman 5'11" 205 Granite Bay CA
Christian Newby Freshman 6'0" 163 Triad Youth Rugby NC
Sean Nolan Freshman 6'1" 147 Back Bay Youth Rugby Club CA
Quinn Perry Sophomore 6'1" 224 Santa Monica 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
Joshua Schnell Sophomore 6'3" 180 Katy Barbarians TX
Chase Schor Haskin Sophomore 6'1" 192 Weston Rugby Club FL
Austin Strehlow Sophomore 6'5" 210 Danville Oaks CA
Jack Wendling Sophomore 5'10" 185 Chuckanut WA
Bailey Wilson Freshman 6'3" 190 United UT
Noah Wright Freshman 5'6" 135 Liberty Rugby Football Club WA
Nicholas Zimmer Sophomore 5'9" 185 Mustangs CA