BHSAAs ready for Rosslyn Park Sevens

BOULDER, Colo. – The USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans, sponsored by Aircraft Charter Solutions, have been named for the English Schools Rosslyn Park Sevens.

The 12-man roster for the English Schools Rosslyn Park Sevens contains nine players that played in the Las Vegas Invitational and adds Ben Pendowski, senior, Budd Bay Barbarians, Jahlani Tavai, senior, Los Angeles Rugby Club, and Jesse Mander, senior, St Paul's, London.

Hanco Germishuys, senior, West Side H.S. Omaha, and Ben Cima, senior, Gonzaga College H.S., both AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans selections for the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in April, bring 15s experience along with Mander and Suwaiter Poch, senior, Hilo Reign, Hawaii. All progressed through the Under-17s along with Junior Helu, senior, Hayward Griffins. Mander is the only returner from last year’s HSAA Plate Semifinalists.

Matt Brennan, senior, Seattle Vikings, and Tyler Sousley, senior, Penn H.S. Indiana, made an impact in Las Vegas in their first showing with the HSAAs. Also Ben Pendowski, senior, Budd Bay Barbarians, was selected for Rosslyn Park based on his performances for the Washington State Loggers in Las Vegas.

Evan Clark, the only junior in the team, Santa Monica Rugby Club, is joined by Austin Taefu, senior,Tempe Rugby, and Jonah Eldridge, McClatchy Lions, Sacramento, to complete the squad. All three played for the HSAAs in Las Vegas.

GAME SCHEDULE - Thursday March 27
12.20pm - ICEF Public Schools (Los Angeles)
1.20pm - Coleg Gwent, (Wales)
2.20pm - Sherborne (England)
4.20pm - Bishop Burton (England)

"This is the third year attending Rosslyn Park and it provides invaluable experience for our players," HSAA Head Coach Salty Thompson said.

Boys High School All-Americans | Rosslyn Park Sevens

PlayerHeightWeigth (pounds)YearClub/School
Matt Brennan5'10"190SeniorSeattle Vikings
Benjamin Cima6'1"185SeniorGonzaga College High School
Evan Clark5'10"165JuniorSanta Monica
Jonah Eldridge6'0"168SeniorMcClatchy Lions
Jacobus Germishuys6'2"220SeniorOmaha
Junior Helu5'11"211SeniorHayward Griffins
Jesse Mander5'10"175SeniorLondon Wasps
Benjamin Pendowski5'11"216SeniorBudd Bay Barbarians
Suwaiter Poch, Jr.6'0"230SeniorHilo Reign
Tyler Sousley5'11"180SeniorPenn Rugby
Austin Taefu5'7"156SeniorTempe Rugby
Jahlani Tavai6'4"225SeniorLos Angeles