AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans head to Minnesota for Canada series

AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans head to Minnesota for Canada series

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.

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MJAA Roster

Nu'u Aiava Las Vegas Blackjacks
Dylan Audsley St. Mary's
Nick Barrett Metropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy
Tom Bliss Loughborough
Zach Bonte UCLA
Liam Bourke UCD
Nick Boyer UC Berkeley
Ross Deacon Landsdowne
Cameron Falcon LSU/Trinity
Lemoto Filikitonga Metropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy
Henry Hall St. Mary's
Brendan Hardiman San Francisco Golden Gate
Casper Huizenga Kutztown
Conor Kearns Trinity
Korbin Lindell Central Washington
Joel Smith Glendale
Jared Stewart Newcastle
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

EventDate & TimeLocationTicketsMore 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

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Comments (4)

  • Guest - John Vito

    Who are they and where are they from? Its like a a bunch of rugby players with no names.

  • Guest - Ben

    Last year the games were broadcast on the net. Are these games being shown this year.

  • Guest - Clive

    In reply to: Guest - Ben

    Hello, Ben

    If you get any news let me know. My son, Joel Smith, plays for the US side so anxious to be able to watch. He's asked the coaching staff but it seems nothing is going to be broadcast.

  • Guest - Tito

    Are you guys going to have anykind of info on these players? are you going to have something on Youtube during there training for something, or please offer a website so we can learn about these players