In July, Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) took a 15s tour to Ireland, a trip that marked the first international tour for the organization’s U16 and U18 girls’ teams. The squads went 4-for-5 against Irish provincial teams, represented the U.S. game well, and took home memories that will surely impact their rugby and life trajectories moving forward.
EIRA formed more than a decade ago and for the majority of its existence focused on the boys’ game. In the last few years, however, the USA Rugby National Development Program has expanded . . .