We are inviting aspiring rugby players to join us for what promises to be an engaging and informative webinar, hosted by Scotland international Ryan Wilson, who will be joined by Rory Corr, the current forwards coach of the UCLA Men’s Rugby Team.
Date: Wednesday 22 November | Time: 8.00pm GMT
Former Glasgow Warriors captain Ryan, our rugby ambassador who is now a top media pundit with TNT Sports, will get the inside track from Rory on life as a college rugby player in the States, both from his time as a player at UCLA and now as the university side’s forwards’ coach.
The guys will discuss what it takes to become a successful rugby scholar in the US; what coaches are looking for in a recruit; the different playing levels; the collegiate rugby playing schedule; life as a student-athlete at UCLA, and the opportunities for playing rugby in the US at university and beyond.
Jamie Berrisford, FirstPoint USA’s senior rugby consultant, said: “The webinar will be a great opportunity for anyone thinking about playing college rugby in the States to get some great insights from someone who’s been there and done it, both as a player and a coach, with one of the leading universities in the States.
“Rory will be someone who many players can identify with, having come from school rugby in Northern Ireland and who had different options to consider at the time. It’ll be great to listen to his story and help answer some of the questions we get regularly from prospective rugby scholarship candidates, such as playing levels compared to back home, the facilities, and what players can expect when they get to the States.
It’s also fantastic to have Ryan Wilson on board with us and he’ll be an entertaining and informative host, who can provide his own expert insights on the game.”
The UCLA rugby program has a long and acclaimed history, producing fifteen USA Eagles internationals and consistently developing All-Americans for both 15s and 7s. Established as one of the best collegiate rugby programs in the country, it maintains its status as a top choice for prospective high-school athletes.
With what are sure to be fascinating insights from Rory about his experiences as a UCLA player and coach, the webinar is aimed at talented young male and female rugby players who are considering US university as an option, and existing FirstPoint USA rugby clients who are currently involved in the recruitment process.