High School Boys
The Utah Lions Rugby Academy is forging a new partnership with Eagle Impact Rugby Academy that will see EIRA diversify somewhat, and the Lions expand what they are able to offer.
The two organizations will be working together in a way that, say Lions Program Director Mike Cressler and EIRA Program Director Salty Thompson, will make both stronger.
The 2021 Boys HS Rugby National Championship is set for late-May in Salt Lake City.
The tournament, which is run as an invitational overseen by a selection committee that bases its decisions on team quality, will follow the same format of the last several years, ever since it returned to privately-run status.
The latest list of college commits includes some fancy talent among girls HS rugby in Wisconsin.
While the Badger State is dispersing its abilities throughout the land, on the men's side, Utah is bringing in more players, including a few transfers, while Cal has officially named its 14-player incoming freshman class. Some of those we listed before but we're listing them again.
All the talk about what the future of Youth and High School rugby will look like, one glimpse at the future might be had in Southern California.
The Southern California Interscholastic Rugby Federation (SCIRF) will return this school year, albeit a bit later than usual, and will do so with growth on its mind.
The tipping point for USA Youth AND High School's members to all get on board with USA Rugby appears to have been just that little bit of wiggle room in negotiations, and perhaps a pervading feeling that having a central National Governing Body is still something most members want.