Boys HS All-Americans In Vancouver to Play BC Rugby’s U19s

July 9, 2016

Boys HS All-Americans In Vancouver to Play BC Rugby’s U18s

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Photo: USA Rugby All-Americans

Doug Coil

The USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans arrive in Vancouver on Sunday, July 10 and will play against the British Columbia’s Under 18 squad on July 13 and 16. BC Rugby Union will stream the first match at 5 p.m. PT on bcrugby.com/live.

Salty Thompson’s Boys High School All-Americans are coming off of a two-match, east coast sweep of Ontario Blues’ under-19 team, and have assembled a team made up mostly of young student-athletes selected from the Great Northwest Challenge and Rocky Mountain Rugby Challenge Regional Cup Tournaments, as well as All-American veterans like Sim Mander from St. Paul’s in England.

Thompson’s coaching staff includes Scott Bracken, who was with the team in Ontario, and AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans Head Coach JD Stephenson, who will benefit from working with potential MJAAs in a national team environment.

Boys High School All-Americans British Columbia Tour

NameClubPositionYearRCT
David Ainu’uLibertyPropJuniorNorthwest
Ben BroselleChuckanutCenterJuniorNorthwest
Brendan CurleUnionFly halfSeniorNorthwest
Taylor DamronBack Bay SharksUtility backSeniorWest
James DowneySan Diego MustangsScrum halfJuniorWest and North West
Owen DuvallCathedral CatholicPropSeniorWest
Carlos GomezDanville OaksWingJuniorNorthwest
Benny GondaSanta MonicaPropSeniorWest
Anton GrigoriouBack Bay SharksFly halfSeniorWest
Ryan JamesYoung AztecsWingJuniorWest
Justin JohnsonMira Costa High SchoolFlankerSeniorWest and North West
Sean LumkongLa Costa CanyonCenterJuniorWest and North West
Nafitalai MaafuTempeLockSeniorWest
Patrick MaddenYoung AztecsFull backJuniorWest
Sosefo Mailangi-RayBack Bay SharksNo. 8SeniorWest
Sim ManderSt. Paul’s, LondonCenterSeniorNone
Lia MonisRainier Junior HighlandersLockSeniorNorthwest
Jeremy OckomichalakSanta MonicaPropJuniorWest
Oscar OckomichalekSanta MonicaHookerSeniorWest
Justin OlesGranite Bay GrizzliesFlankerSeniorNorthwest
Cutler PonsPeninsula GreenScrum halfJuniorNorthwest
Kevin SaundersDanville OaksCenterJuniorNorthwest
Devin ShortBlackhawksLockSeniorWest
Elijah Tafao-BraganzaDanville OaksFlankerJuniorNorthwest
Halleluiah TiauliRainier Junior HighlandersHookerSeniorNorthwest
Joshua WarnockPeninsula GreenLockSeniorNorthwest

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