The good news for the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy team is that what was essentially the same group as the HS All Americans in Las Vegas, played better at the Victoria 7s; the bad news is, they lost the final anyway, losing 31-26 in overtime against British Columbia.
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.
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy U16 team under Coach Brendan Keane is going to British Columbia for a two-game tour, and it’s an interesting and diverse group.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy Director Salty Thompson is taking a 12-player team to British Columbia in July for the Victoria International 7s.
The team Thompson will take is very similar to the HS All American squad he coached at the Las Vegas Invitational, a team that lost to British Columbia 7s Academy in the final.
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.
The merger of the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy program and Serevi’s Rugby Academy under the name USA Rugby Academy is, in many ways, a logical step for both organizations as well as USA Rugby, but it doesn’t mean others are left out in the cold.
Serevi Rugby® and Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) today announced their merger, aimed at providing a consistent and high-quality level of youth rugby development under the umbrella of the USA Rugby Academy.