GRR: USA U20s
With the Girls HS All Americans on their way to the European U18 7s championships this coming weekend in France, we we wanted to look at where we are as an age-grade program overall.
Will Snape Rogers, who heads up the Women U20s and worked closely with the Girls HS All Americans spoke with Goff Rugby Report's Alex Goff about the programs.
Obscured within all the other rugby news this summer was the small fact that the USA U20s, after being thoroughly beaten by Canada in their opening clash June 13, won their second game.
The victory was somewhat pyrrhic as Canada easily won the two-game series (1st score was 46-12, second 25-27, leaving the aggregate scoreline 71-39).
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.
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In this latest installment of the RuggaMatrix America podcast, Bruce and Alex talk about Bruce's new plan for a huge college conference, and why it matters. Also - Alex checks in with All American coaches Gavin Hickie (College) and JD Stephenson (U20s) as they talk about player expectations.