Rugby Assessments

FirstPoint USA has been helping potential sports stars of the future gain places at American Universities for many years now. Since 2001, we have secured scholarships for over 7,000 athletes; securing over $150 million in scholarship awards on their behalf in the process.

The first step in your journey to secure an American rugby scholarship is to attend one of our 'Rugby Assessment & Presentation' days.

We are currently holding assessment days for potential applicants to come along and show us their skills. If you are interested in attending a Rugby Assessment Day, you first need to apply below. Once we’ve received your application, we will send you written confirmation and further information about the scholarship process in general.

The dates and venues of these assessment days are outlined below:



Trials Address Date Registration
Manchester Bellevue Sports Village Kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester, M12 4TF Tuesday
22nd August 2017
Dublin National Sports Campus Campus Conference Centre, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 Wednesday
23rd August 2017
Glasgow Broadwood Stadium 1 Ardgoil Dr, Cumbernauld G68 9NE Thursday
24th August 2017
London Brunel University Sports Park Kingston Ln, Uxbridge UB8 3PW Thursday
24th August 2017
Birmingham Portway Lifestyle Centre Newbury Lane, Old Bury, Birmingham, B69 1HE Friday
25th August 2017


REGISTRATION FEE: £20.00 (20 Euros in Ireland)


SCHEDULE (Example):

  • Registration - 10 minutes

  • Presentation from FirstPoint Staff - 30 minutes

  • Playing Assessment & Game - 90 minutes

  • Closing Remarks & Feedback


All participants need to be dressed in proper rugby attire and bring all items that would be need for a training session or game.  No rugby boots or training gear will be provided.  We highly encourage participants to bring water and other snacks to keep them hydrated and energized throughout the session.  Changing and showering facilities will be provided.


One unique aspect of the FirstPoint Rugby Assessments is the presentation for students and parents to learn about American college sport, the level of competition, how rugby scholarships work, academic and rugby requirements and what the student-athlete experience looks like.

To allow participants and coaches to make the most of the Rugby Assessment, parents and visitors will be able to attend the presentation, watch the assessment taking place and meet with members of the FirstPoint staff to ask questions and learn more about what the opportunity involves.


Assessment Signup