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 

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