GRR sponsor Next Phase Rugby is kicking off its select side plans with an appearance at the NAI 7s.
As outlined in a recent press release, Next Phase is helping to promote its app with camps, potentially a tournament, and a touring side.
A new program playing in the NAI 7s brings back an old name.
The California Grizzlies resurrects the Grizzlies name which has been used for California and Pacific Coast select sides for decades. A collegiate Grizzlies side toured South America last year and are wrapping up a tour of Chile at the moment; now we are seeing a full age-grade program developing.
It's fair to say that 2022 was a breakout year for the Rebel Rugby Academy.
A select side formed in the West with an eye toward chasing the more established teams such as Atlantis and EIRA, Rebel not only chased effectively but, in 2022, caught them.
The Majestics teams marches into the NAI 7s this month with a three-fer on their minds.
The Utah-based girls program won the Utah state championship in May, defeating United in the final.
Not only did they defeated United 33-26 to take that championship, they also beat Mountain Ridge to take the Tier 2 championship.
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.