GRR: HS All-Stars
A high school select-side 15s tournament independent of the USA Rugby RCT system is going to be held this coming June.
Set up and run by Eagle Impact Rugby Academy, but open to all select-sides (pending acceptance of an application), the EIRA National Invitation All Star Tournament will be held June 20-21 at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Ind.
After firing one last salvo about the high school game, USA Rugby's VP of Rugby Operations, Kurt Weaver, is apparently leaving the organization.
In a Facebook post today, Weaver said:
"Today is my last day with USA Rugby, it's been a true privilege to serve the game with the national organization. Now on to the next project!"
High school rugby has seen a few changes over the past year and the past decade, most of it good as more teams and more players are playing a decent-to-good level of rugby.
Most of the news is good news, but all of the new is a story, and we wanted to look at the biggest and most important stories in the high school game.
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 Washington Loggers state rep side has reached an agreement with the British Columbia RFU to player the British Columbia Representative XV at all age grades, U14, U16, and U18, in the summer of 2020.
The matches expand a cross-border development partnership that began in 2014, based on long-standing relationships at the men’s club level.