BOULDER, Colo. – The USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans will be in Blaine, Minn., this weekend in preparation for an international test series against Canada at the National Sports Center.
MJAA Head Coach Jason Kelly will lead a pre-match camp in Blaine from May 4-7 before the first test on Wednesday, May 8, and another camp from May 9-10. The second test will be played on Saturday, May 11.
The MJAAs are not the only attraction in Blaine that week, as USA Rugby and Minnesota Youth Rugby are hosting a day of rugby on Saturday, May 11. A Middle School Showcase Match and Boys High School Showcase Match start off the day on separate fields of the National Sports Center, followed by a Rookie Rugby Flag Jamboree.
Entrance to each match, including the Women’s Club Showcase Match immediately before the MJAAs’ second test against Canada, is free of charge. A Ruck/Continuity and Lineout Coaching Clinic, held by USA Rugby High Performance Player Development Manager and former Eagle Luke Gross, will be available for $20, which includes a ticket to the second test.
Tickets for the tests can be purchased online or at the event.
|Nu'u Aiava||Las Vegas Blackjacks|
|Dylan Audsley||St. Mary's|
|Nick Barrett||Metropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy|
|Nick Boyer||UC Berkeley|
|Lemoto Filikitonga||Metropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy|
|Henry Hall||St. Mary's|
|Brendan Hardiman||San Francisco Golden Gate|
|Korbin Lindell||Central Washington|
|Noah Tarrant||Las Vegas Blackjacks|
|Mike Teo||Belmont Shore|
|Vili Toluta'u||Metropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy|
|Vei Tomasi||Las Vegas Blackjacks|
|Teli Veamatahau||Metropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy|
|Gary Vimahi||Metropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy|
The full event schedule for the week of May 4-11 is below.
Schedule of Events
|Event||Date & Time||Location||Tickets||More Info|
|MJAAs vs. Canada (Test One)||May 8 - 6:00 P.M.||Field U2 (Bowl next to stadium)||Adult: $10
Kids 13 & Under: $5
|Middle School Showcase Match||May 11 - 11:00 A.M.||Field i1||Free||Map|
|Boys High School Showcase Match||May 11 - 11:00 A.M.||Field i2||Free||Map|
|Rookie Rugby Flag Jamboree (K-8)||May 11 - 1:00 P.M.||Field i1||Free (all children K-8 welcome to participate)||Map|
|Metropolis Rugby Club DI and DII vs. Milwaukee Curtain Raiser||May 11 - 1:00 P.M.||Field i2||Free||Map|
|Luke Gross Ruck/Continuity and Lineout Coaching Clinic (five credits)||May 11 - 3:30 P.M.||Field i1||$20 (includes ticket to second test; pay on arrival)||Map|
|Women's Club Showcase Match||May 11 - 4:00 P.M.||Field i2||Free||Map|
|MJAAs vs. Canada (Test Two)||May 11 - 6:00 P.M.||Field U2 (Bowl next to stadium)||Adults: $10
Kids 13 & Under: $5