GRR: Eagle Impact Rugby Academy
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy will likely be sending three teams to the LA Invitational February 28-29, said Head Coach Salty Thompson.
The select-side program will enter two teams into the U18 Boys 7s brackets, EIRA Red and EIRA Blue, and a U16 team, as well.
Recent Old Glory DC signing Tendai "The Beast" Mtawarira has entered into an agreement with Eagle Impact Rugby Academy to serve as an ambassador to the program.
Old Glory DC Signs The Beast, Tendai Mtawarira
The Diatomic Warriors defeated Upright Rugby out of Ontario to win the Boys HS Premier bracket of the New York 7s Saturday in New York City.
The Warriors is a team made up of players from Xavier HS in New York, Gonzaga HS in Washington DC, and Greenwich HS in Connecticut. The squad was rounded out with three players who play their rugby in the Republic of Georgia.
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.