Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) is a national elite training academy that develops players for higher level rugby competition. Many of their players eventually move on to play for USA Rugby, professional rugby, and other international professional rugby teams. To get an invitation from EIRA is quite an accomplishment and honor. Six of the Trumbull High boys rugby players attended the National Camp in Arizona in December 2022. Congratulations to Vincent Desautels, Sebastian Leon, Jonathan Hall, Lorenzo Sevilla, Wesley Dayton, and Brady Smith. Anthony Desautels was also invited, but was unable to attend.
What a great first year performance by the Boys Trumbull High Team Rugby Team! Connecticut Rugby is considered one of the best state rugby conferences in the Country. In its very first year, Trumbull High showed its dominance by making it to D1 state play offs and performing well against top ten teams in the country. Congratulations to the Boys Rugby Team and Coaches!
The Girls Rugby Team won the D2 State Championship after a very competitive season. This was the first year that the girls players ever played rugby. Week after week, they showed improvement with Coaches Shannon Shannon Horan and Alexxis Prince leading the way. Great performance by the Girls Team and Coaches. Congratulations!
THS Rugby captain Anthony Desautels was invited to play on the 2022 Connecticut Rugby All Star Team. Playing at Flanker during the tournament held in Hoboken, NJ, Anthony bolstered Connecticut’s defense rendering opponents in both matches scoreless. The CT All Stars Team walked away as Tournament Champs defeating PA 31-0 and NJ 26-0. Congratulations Anthony and the CT All Star Rugby Team!
Corbin Smith was invited to play with the USA U-18 Rugby Team on the Corendon Tour in July 2022. The USA team faced three countries: Belgium, Netherlands, and Canada. With the help of Corbin Smith, USA beat all three teams with an excellent performance in all three games. Corbin was lead try scorer for the team and was a defensive powerhouse on the field. He was selected as Tournament MVP - Best player on the field for all four national teams. Congratulations Corbin Smith!