The United States may not be a considered a first, second or even third choice destination for the typical mainstream rugby career seeking school leaver with legitimate ambitions of becoming a high earning/high profile professional one day. That said the combination of the newish Major League Rugby for senior players in the States and the desire of certain decent US colleges to host rugby, is making the country a more prosperous looking destination for youngsters who are perhaps rated just one grade down from the elite players matriculating each year.
A source said that of the 40 or so teams, about 20 were of a decent standard.
News is that local scouts are twigging onto these opportunities like never before. This is resulting in a growing network to link the right kids with the right study/rugby playing opportunities.
Obviously there are also several other top sports that are catering to Saffas currently by providing world class facilities and training at US Colleges.