GRR: Rugby NY
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy hosted a skills clinic this past weekend with a special visit from EIRA Head Man Salty Thompson.
The players worked on skills and decision-making in the chilly air of Pelham, NY.
The second round of the New York State HS 7s league is in the books and Pelham HS won this past weekend’s Boys tournament, beating Keio Academy in the final.
Teams earn points for where they finish in each tournament, and so far Pelham leads the series, with New York’s 1st team in 2nd place. New York beat Keio’s 2nd team for third this past weekend.
Boys HS teams from the Met NY area have started a fall 7s season.
The competition will feature five tournaments, with points awarded in each of them, making for a series winner. Pelham HS has committed to entering three teams, and Keio Academy two. North Fork, Montauk, New York, and Thornton Donovan are also expected to enter, with Rockaway, Harvey, and St. Francis possible.
The Durham school out of Britain defeated the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy NY team 54-20 Wednesday night.
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy New York will face the touring Durdham HS team from England this coming Wednesday.
The games are late in the day, with the JVs playing at 8pm and the 1st teams playing afterward.
The EIRA NY Varsity lineup is as follows:
Front Row: Alex Pasa, Pelham HS
Peter Reyes, Xavier HS
Riley Burke, Pelham HS
Justin Djuve, Rye HS