The USA High School All American team has now been chosen for the 1st of two HSAA trips this summer.
The team will be assembling in the Buffalo, NY area and will bus out to Oakville, Ont. There, the HSAA East squad will face the Ontario Blues U19 team on Wednesday, June 29 at 7pm Eastern Time. The game will be played at Appleby College in Oakville.
The Boys High School All Americans will split up for the summer of 2016, with two separate teams on two separate tours.
The apparent reasoning behind this is in part to expand the pool of players used, and in part to make travel somewhat easier for everyone. In addition, this plan will give players a little more time to plan for the travel.
British Columbia will play Atlantis in the final of the Boys Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational.
The game will be played in Sam Boyd stadium at 1pm.
Some interesting outcomes in the Boys U18 Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational, not least of which was one of the favorites losing their opening game.
(USA Rugby Release) - USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans Head Coach Salty Thompson has selected an assembly squad of 16 young rugby players for this week's Las Vegas Invitational in Nevada.
The USA Men’s team that faces a relatively inexperienced Argentina XV Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium is pretty inexperienced, too.
Players at the HS All-American Winter Camp were expected to reach tougher fitness and skill standards than in the past, and the players welcomed the change.
“It was very intense,” said Arkansas-based scrumhalf Ruben de Haas. “We had to work really hard and as a result it was a really high-quality camp.”
It was a very busy winter break for Ruben de Haas.
The Arkansas-based scrumhalf attended the USA U20 (aka Men’s Junior All-American) camp before Christmas, and then the High School All-American camp after Christmas.
Since both camps were in Arizona, he and his family, naturally, spent December 25 in Las Vegas, as you do.
The Boys HS All American Camp wrapped up at the change of the years, and coming out of it, Head Coach Salty Thompson is sounding very positive.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (USA Rugby Release) – The USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans, supported by Aircraft Charter Solutions, completed a four-day Winter Camp at the tail end of the 2015 calendar year at Casa Grande Sports Academy.
The Stars & Stripes isn't a HS All American tour, but the week and the game at the end of that week held plenty of benefit for the players and the coaches.
The Stars & Stripes week ended for 44 highly-regarded high school boys rugby players Saturday with the Stars & Stripes game in Greeley, Colo.
The Stars fell behind early and then came back in a high-scoring game to win 42-38. But more than that, the game was the culmination of a week of work with their respective coaching staffs.