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The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy U16 and U17 teams have been named for next week's tour of British Columbia.

The EIRA teams will play the BC U16s and U17s on the campus of the University of British Columbia, with the western HS All Americans playing the BC U18s in a repeat of last year's tour. In 2016, the two EIRA teams and the HS All Americans swept their Canadian opposition.

Reports from 2016
EIRA U16s Win Game 1   

EIRA U17s Win Game 1

EIRA U16s Complete Sweep

EIRA U17s Complete Sweep

Several of the 2016 U17s have gone on to national honors from the press or from the HS All Americans, or both. Interestingly, only one player on the U17 team returns from the 2016 U16 team, Granite Bay second row forward Dante Bandoni. So this is a very new group.

Most of the players were selected from the western half of the USA, with another group touring Ireland later this month, and then still another, more eastern, group playing in Ontario. Howeever, several players from the Midwest are on the BC trip because of scheduling conflicts.

TeamFIRSTLASTRugby Club NameState
U17JulianArteagaTri CityCA
U17JonahAuvaaRainier HighlandersWA
U17DanteBandoniGranite BayCA
U17JacobBirkoferBrownsburg Rugby ClubIN
U17WilliamChevalierNeuqua Wildcats Rugby ClubIL
U17AlexanderEvansGranite BayCA
U17AizakFidoSouth Bay Youth RugbyCA
U17JonathanHaleyPasadena RFCCA
U17KarlKeaneEastside Lions Youth AcademyWA
U17IsaiaLotawaEastside Lions Youth AcademyWA
U17AndrewMartinezGranite Bay RugbyCA
U17MatthewMcCarthyBoulder Lions Rugby ClubCO
U17MilesMcCormickAztec WarriorsCA
U17CianMessnerPenn HSIN
U17CyprianMillerPhoenix FirebirdsAZ
U17EliasRamirezJesuit Rugby clubCA
U17KurtSakataBack BayCA
U17CarsonShoemakerArrowhead Berserkers RFCAZ
U17JonahTavaiLos AngelesCA
U17SamTippleBack BayCA
U17BryceVan OrderGranite Bay RugbyCA
TeamFIRSTLASTRugby Club NameState
U16GeorgeBaronSaint Thomas Aquanis - KSKS
U16JacobCortinasPeninsula Green RFCCA
U16JackFlanaganPhoenix FirebirdsAZ
U16AlexGeisertLiberty North High SchoolMO
U16LucaGillespie-BrownPeninsula Green RFCCA
U16JonathanHammondWest Shore UnitedTX
U16TristonHavertyGranite Bay RugbyCA
U16ViliamiHopoiCP HarlequinsCA
U16BraidenManusinaArrowhead BerserkersAZ
U16JacobMcDonaldAztec WarriorsCA
U16George HenryMiller, VJesuit High SchoolCA
U16JakeNegreteSan Joaquin Memorial High SchoolCA
U16JohnNelsonTemecula RugbyCA
U16LucasPattinsonBack BayCA
U16MarcusPinzonNorth County Youth RugbyCA
U16DylanRichardsonCorona HawksCA
U16MavaeganailetaiRobertsSouth Bay SpartansCA
U16EdwinSandersonGranite Bay RugbyCA
U16MaxSchumacherJesuit High SchoolCA
U16JakeStoneSan Diego AztecsCA
U16ColinTurnerBack BayCA
U16Ethanvan TonderRocky Mountain RFCID
U16PeytonWallLeo Lions RugbyIN
U16BenWierengaValley Center High SchoolCA

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