GLENDALE, Colo. — USA Rugby High Performance Pathways has announced its coaching staff for Men’s U20 and U23 Junior National Teams.
Both programs will be overseen by former Men’s 15s National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin who currently serves as the Director of Rugby for New York Athletic Club.
USA Men's Under 20s Head Coach JD Stephenson has named his starting lineup to face Canada Tuesday at Ellerslie Rugby Park in Edmonton, Alb.
Former Union HS standout Malon Al-Jiboori will captain the team, with Little Rock Junior Stormers HS All American Ruben de Haas as the vice captain.
There’s the little matter of the USA Under 20 team having to play Canada this week in a two-game series in Edmonton, and it’s going to be a tough series.
Rocky Mountain Rugby has started a new U20 initiative, becoming the pilot program for USA Rugby.
The idea is to provide competitive options for players 18-20 - perhaps players who are not in college or not in a college that has a rugby team.