GRR: Eagle Impact Rugby Academy
The BC Elite Youth 7s Gold team edged the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy 7s team 31-26 to win the Victoria International 7s.
EIRA led early in the game, fell behind 26-14, but tied the game up late to make it 26-26 at the end of the second ten-minute half.
However, BC scored in OT to win.
Despite only going through a couple of training sessions together, the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy 7s team is on a roll.
The group that is largely the same as the HS All American 7s team that finished 2nd to British Columbia in the LVI Boys Elite 7s, is hoping for a rematch in the final of the Victoria International 7s, and it looks like that is what will happen.
The British Columbia Elite 7s Gold team and the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy both finished Day One at the Victoria International Youth 7s with 3-0 records.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy player Nate Short is one of several players on the team looking ahead to a new chapter in college rugby.
The Dixon HS halfback will join a song Arizona State University recruiting class this fall
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy squad is in Seattle training with the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy Washington team to prepare for the Victoria International 7s.
Goff Rugby Report spoke with some of the players, and got some footage from training camp. Below is a short video report (refresh if you don't see it).
Additional reporting by Owen Goff.