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Austin Elite Rugby Announces Central Texas Elite U19 Squad

May 10, 2018 - Major League Rugby (MLR) - Austin Elite Rugby News Release

Austin TX, Austin Elite Rugby is proud to congratulate the following players who have been selected for Central Texas Elite U19 High Performance Team. The High Performance Program is part of the Austin Elite Rugby Academy and is dedicated to raising the quality and standard of rugby in Central Texas.

Players will have the opportunity of training with high level coaches, whilst gaining valuable experience along the way.

For the first time the Central Texas Elite U19 team will run onto the field wearing their new academy colors, each players will proudly wear the socks of their own High school. The team will play on Saturday, 12thMay at Burr Field against North and South Texas. Players from all three sides will be playing for a place in the State of Texas team.

"Rick Medina has put together a quality side" commented Alain Hyardet, Austin Elite Rugby Head Coach "We look forward to seeing the players evolve, along with the possibility of being the first generation of academy players representing Austin Elite Rugby"

The State of Texas team will represent Texas in the Rock Mountain Challenge in Colorado, where players have the opportunity to be selected for the USA All American team.

Following the U19 program, Austin Elite Rugby Academy will add a U17 program in fall 2018.


Tyler Acosta Rock Rugby

Jake Adams Lake Travis High School

Jesus Balderas Lake Travis High School

Kyle Beasley Westlake High School

Carson Cross Lake Travis High School

Efrain DeLaCruz Lake Travis High School

Blake Dollar Lake Travis High School

Liam Elliott Lake Travis High School

Dimitri Gillcrist Four Points

Titus Hall Lake Travis High School

Karch Hoffman Rock Rugby

James Lardner Westlake High School

Max Mora Lake Travis High School

Clayton Means Rock Rugby

Nicholas nelson Rock Rugby

James Perdue Westlake High School

Wesley Peterson Westlake High School

Roberto Prince Rock Rugby

Branden Ramsey Lake Travis High School

Will Rowden Rock Rugby

Merkel Trevor Westlake High School

Justin Tucker Rock Rugby

Todd George Rock Rugby

James Collyer Four Points

Charlie Cross Lake Travis High School

Caden Eggeling Westlake High School

Kaleb Nieto Rock Rugby

Central Texas Elite U19 Management

Rick Medina Head Coach U19

Eric Reed Head Coach U17

Pedrie Wannenburg Forwards Coach

Gerhard Swart Back Coach

Steve Swindall Texas HP Director


Austin Elite Rugby

Austin Elite Rugby is a Professional Rugby team based in Austin Texas, and we are excited to bring Professional Rugby to Central Texas and the City of Austin

As a proud member of Major League Rugby, Austin Elite Rugby embodies the sport's inclusive ethos. Developing players from youth to professional is at the heart of Austin Elite Rugby, creating a world-class experience for players and fans to enjoy the game.

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