GRR: USA Rugby South
The USA Rugby South Panthers Rugby Academy will be touring New Zealand in 2024 and there is still room for players who want to attend.
The tour is slated for June and will last 12 days. It will include coaching sessions with coaches from the Auckland Rugby Union, Wellington Rugby Unoion, and Canterbury Rugby Union, exposing players to some of the best rugby coaches in the world.
The USA Rugby South U19s once again won the Rugby Americas North championship, beating hosts Jamaica 18-15 in the final.
The South, which represents the USA in this tournament every year, opened up pool play with a 19-0 shutout of Cayman and a 17-5 win over Trinidad & Tobago.
Following on from their National Sevens Youth Championships win in Cleveland, the Panther Rugby Academy is looking to get another trophy at the NAI 7s.
The Panther program will field two U16 teams and will also compete in the U18 brackets.
But right now let's have a look at this group that won the Youth 7s in Ohio.
Panther Rugby Academy on the National Sevens Youth Championships over the weekend in Cleveland, but it certainly wasn't easy.
They had their obstacles for sure. They lost starter Tony Mack a few days before the event and another, Kai Campbell, in pool play both to injury. Those two losses hurt but they also revealed how tight this group was.
The USA South Panthers program won both brackets in the Rugby Americas North over the weekend.Speed and Fitness Sees USA South Women Through
The Women's 12-a-side competition saw the South take care of every opponent despite often giving up size and power to their opposition.