GRR: Salty Thompson
Goff Rugby Report caught up with USA High School All American Head Coach Salty Thompson and Assistant Michael Engelbrecht, who also works with the U20s, as they scouted at the Rocky Mountain Challenge.
The Boys HS All Americans are getting set to kick off U18 European Championships Friday in Brittany, France.
Head Coach Salty Thompson has named a HS All Americans squad to play at the Men's U18 European Championships in April.
The team will compete in games April 7, 11, and 16 in Brittany, France. On April 7 they will take on the Portugal U18s, and then the teams move on to semis, and finals. Also participating will be Japan, Belgium, Canada, Georgia, France, and Spain.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy will bring 36 rugby players to Las Vegas to compete in two brackets in the Las Vegas Invitational.
Two EIRA teams will compete in the Boys Elite HS bracket, while a U16 development side will be in the Boys Open.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy has announced that it has brought on Brendan Keane full-time to serve as Associate Director alongside Director Salty Thompson.
Keane has been working for several years with the EIRA program in various capacities, kick-starting the Carolinas chapter while he was a teacher and rugby coach at Charlotte Catholic HS, and then coaching the EIRA U16s and U17s.