Eagle Impact Rugby Academy is going back for another go in Spain.
The U18 Boys EIRA side will tour Spain for the third straight time, and hope to continue its improvement arc while there. Their first two matches in 2021 were fairly convincing victories for the Spain National U18 side. In 2022 the games were much closer.
Saint Mary's looks ahead to Oxford University in a midweek clash with the Dark Blues.
This coming off two close losses for their 1sts and 2nds against Cambridge University of Sunday.
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy girls fielded a combined U16/U18 team to face Leinster U18s Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland.
The EIRA side opted for the combined side in part because their U16 players have shown themselves to be able to front up physically against older Irish girls.
That proved to be correct as the EIRA side won 48-7.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy are right in the middle of their Ireland tour, producing good, competitive games for two boys teams and two girls teams.
It's also a learning experience, culturally as well as with rugby.
On Friday the U16 Boys played Ulster U17s, the U18 Boys played Ulster Clubs U18s, and the two girls teams, U16s and U18s, played Munster's corresponding teams.
The Spain national U18 team defeated Eagle Impact Rugby Academy 36-3 Wednesday afternoon in Valladolid, Spain.
This was an improved scoreline from the two games EIRA played against Spain in 2021, and overall the American boys competed well.