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 AiavaLas Vegas Blackjacks
Dylan AudsleySt. Mary's
Nick BarrettMetropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy
Tom BlissLoughborough
Zach BonteUCLA
Liam BourkeUCD
Nick BoyerUC Berkeley
Ross DeaconLandsdowne
Cameron FalconLSU/Trinity
Lemoto FilikitongaMetropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy
Henry HallSt. Mary's
Brendan HardimanSan Francisco Golden Gate
Casper HuizengaKutztown
Conor KearnsTrinity
Korbin LindellCentral Washington
Joel SmithGlendale
Jared StewartNewcastle
Noah TarrantLas Vegas Blackjacks
Mike TeoBelmont Shore
Vili Toluta'uMetropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy
Vei TomasiLas Vegas Blackjacks
Teli VeamatahauMetropolis/Spearhead Rugby Academy
Gary VimahiMetropolis/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 MatchMay 11 - 11:00 A.M.Field i1FreeMap
Boys High School Showcase MatchMay 11 - 11:00 A.M.Field i2FreeMap
Rookie Rugby Flag Jamboree (K-8)May 11 - 1:00 P.M.Field i1Free (all children K-8 welcome to participate)Map
Metropolis Rugby Club DI and DII vs. Milwaukee Curtain RaiserMay 11 - 1:00 P.M.Field i2FreeMap
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 MatchMay 11 - 4:00 P.M.Field i2FreeMap
MJAAs vs. Canada (Test Two)May 11 - 6:00 P.M.Field U2 (Bowl next to stadium)Adults: $10
Kids 13 & Under: $5