GRR: Irish Rugby Tours
The COVID-19 outbreak has shut down rugby globally at all levels. However, the shutdown has had an even greater affect on touring teams.
Groups that had spent time, effort and money in putting together an overseas tour were forced to cancel what for many, was to be the trip of a lifetime.
Game one of their tour of Ireland saw the St. Augustine Hermits lose to Good Counsel College in New Ross, County Wexford, but it was a hugely beneficial experience regardless.
Back from their tour of Italy safe and sound, the Mystic U19s can reflect on a hugely successful tour.
The the field, the tour was difficult, as the relatively young Mystic team faced some more experienced opponents.
The Marin Highlanders ended their tour of England and Wales with a victory Sunday over Llantwit Major of Wales.
The tour was planned and run by Irish Rugby Tours, and included a slate of competitive games that provided the Highlanders with the right rugby experience.
It's been active on the field and off for the Marin Highlanders as they tour England and Wales.
In Bath, the boys toured the Bath Rugby Stadium, followed by a really nicely-run training session with one of the Bath rugby coaches. Next, they were off on a tour of the historic city of Bath, highlighted by visits to the Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths.