GRR: Eagle Impact Rugby Academy
USA Rugby is unveiling a slightly new approach in its high performance pathway.
Part of that will be a verification process to officially recognize National Development Programs (NDPs) as part of its pathway.
A season cut short was especially frustrating for Central Washington, because the Wildcats looked poised for one of their best seasons.
Dominic Tianga’s rise has been as meteoric as it has been unlikely, but he’s a player you overlook at your peril.
Paule Barford has been at the forefront of coaching rugby in the USA for decades.
He speaks with Bruce McLane on RuggaMatrix America on being smart about coaching (if your players' game awareness is poor, why don't you emulate game situations in training?), how to create a high performance model that works, and for good measure he takesd a shot at the MLR.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy won the LA Invitational Boys Elite 7s, and also took home the Boys U16 title in competition at the LA Sevens weekend.
EIRA ran out two squads for the Boys Elite, a Red team and a Navy team. However, late injuries took a toll on the roster, and Head Coach Salty Thompson took 20 players to the tournament. More on that in a moment.