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Ruggers Edge

EIRA is committed to developing the complete rugby player. For some, such as Titi Lamositele it may be finding them a place in a professional setting overseas.


To further assist our pre-college players EIRA has partnered with Rugby College Admissions Advisor, Karen Fong Donoghue, owner and founder of The Rugger’s Edge.


The Rugger’s Edge is the only resource providing college counseling services specifically for rugby players. Karen works with EIRA to provide our players with admissions help targeted to the rugby athlete. The goal is to make the college rugby search and recruitment process as enjoyable and stress free as possible and increase the likelihood that the student will attend a school where they will thrive. Learn more.

Adrian College Men's Rugby


Leading the Adrian College Bulldogs Rugby team is head coach Benny Mateialona. The Bulldogs will play in the National College Rugby (NCR) small college division. The Bulldogs are actively recruiting for the 2023 fall start. Read about Adrian College Men's Rugby and Adrian College Academics

Bulldog Head Coach - 
Benny Mateialona


  • Position Specific - Half backs

  • USA HSAA Assistant Coach

  • EIRA - Midwest

  • Atavus Clinics

  • Michigan State Rugby Club

  • Legacy Rugby Academy - Lead Coach

  • Detroit Catholic Central Rugby

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