Eagle Impact U17-18 Team Wins Ontario Series

Eagle Impact U17-18 Team Wins Ontario Series

The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy ended its summer schedule on a high note this weekend in Ontario.

Jul 30, 2017 by Alex Goff
Eagle Impact U17-18 Team Wins Ontario Series
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy ended its summer schedule on a high note this weekend in Ontario. 

On Saturday, the EIRA U16s won their third straight game against Ontario U16s 24-19; the scores over the five days for those two teams were 27-21, 24-21, and 24-19. Then the U17s/U18s defeated Ontario U18s 29-15 to take that series two games to one.

Game 1: EIRA U17s/U18s 27, Ontario U18s 32

Game 2: EIRA U17s/U18s 24, Ontario U18s 19

"We are very proud of the boys and thrilled with the development of the players across all the teams this summer," EIRA coach Brendan Keane said. "For the teams in Ontario to take on the challenge of playing three games [each] in five days and go 5-1 between the two teams speaks to the commitment of the athletes and coaches to the process and their mental and physical toughness."

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Scrumhalf Max Clark, who plays his school rugby in England; lock wing Ultan Horrigan (Georgetown Prep); center Matt Start (Myers Park); and fullback Cian Messner (Penn High School) were part of an impressive backline performance. Messner kicked some tough conversions on the day. Up front, lock Matt Gelhaus of Walnut Hills, Ohio, was a force.

Here are the EIRA squads that toured Ontario

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