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.
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.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy U16s lost 22-12 to Central Ontario U16s Saturday at the University of Guelph.
The Central Ontario team was a bit bigger and put EIRA on the back foot in what was a back-and-forth match for most of the game. Eventually, however, Central broke open a 17-12 game with a try and then held on by dominating possession.
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy U16 eam on tour in Ireland has named its lineup to face the Munster U16s
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy Southern California defeated Rhinos Academy and EIRA Midwest Blue to win the Boys Tier 1 bracket at the Rocky Mountain Challenge.
EIRA SoCal won 38-14 and 55-15, finishing the weekend 4-0 with 123 points scored and only 36 allowed.
Rhinos Academy took 3rd, beating 5785 Blue 24-0.
This Sunday the NIKE Rugby Camp Selects will play against EIRA Southern California in what promises to be an action packed affair. The match will take place at the University of San Diego as a curtain raiser to the San Diego Legion and NOLA Gold match.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy enjoyed a hugely successful Las Vegas Invitational, rebounding from a slightly disappointing 2018 result.
TEMPE, AZ – Monday February 3rd 2019 - Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA), is about to pilot a club venture with Granite Bay Rugby Club in Sacramento, California. The goal is to bring EIRA’s methodology to the club level and provide an environment aligned to best practices under the banner of EIRA Club Sacramento.
Over 300 boys HS players were in elite-level winter camps over the Christmas break.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy had 252 players in camp, while USA Rugby has 82 U18 and Rising Junior All American players in camp at the same time.
That's 334 athletes at elite-level camps at the same time.
Who are they? We can tell you. Look at the lists below: