Seattle Seawolves – Brock Staller
Seattle Seawolves Release: Seattle, November 3, 2017
The Seattle Seawolves and Head Coach Tony Healy are proud to announce the signing of 25-year-old Canadian Rugby star Brock Staller. “I am excited to compete with quality players in a high-performance environment. I look forward to engaging with the Seattle community to help grow the game and raise the profile of rugby in North America,” said the Canadian star. Brock knows there’s a big opportunity in front of him. Head Coach Tony Healy is also thrilled about Brock’s arrival. “Signing a player like Brock is just one more sign that the Seawolves management is fully supporting our vision of the game. His versatility across the backline, his hard-running style, and his big kicking foot will make him a danger on the pitch. Brock could be a big contributor to the team’s success,” he said at the time of the announcement.
Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Brock went to Kitsilano High school and played amateur rugby at Meraloma’s Rugby Club. He represented Vancouver in regional play, British Columbia in provincial play and currently represents Canada on the world stage. He is a graduate of the UBC men’s varsity rugby program. For two years in a row, Brock was the leading points scorer in the British Columbia Rugby Union Men’s premiership. The 25-year-old was named in the starting lineup to play for Canada alongside fellow Seawolves stars Phil Mack and Ray Barkwill against the Maori All Blacks at BC Place tonight.
At 6’2” and 210lbs, Brock brings a powerful running style of play, combined with a strong boot he is capable of landing penalties from 60 yards. He will pose an attacking threat every time he gets the ball. We are excited to see the skill and professionalism he exhibits on and off the pitch.
We are proud to welcome Brock Staller to the Seawolves family.”
More About the Seawolves:
The Seawolves are proud to be Seattle’s Major League Rugby franchise. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the club was formed in 2017 and is a founding member of Major League Rugby. The inaugural season kicks off in Spring 2018 and the team’s home games will be played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.
The Seawolves organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the sport of rugby in the US while empowering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. The Seattle Seawolves aim to foster a winning culture by enabling its members to meet their true potential while pursuing excellence within the Major League Rugby competition. Community outreach is a key tenant of the Seawolves philosophy, and our organization strives to continually help to enrich and give back to the greater Seattle and Pacific Northwest areas.”
Seattle Seawolves Rugby
- Curry Hitchborn – Rugby Development Director
- Matthew Turner – Operations Director & Player
- Brian Jones – Chief Commercial Officer
- Phil Mack – Player/Coach
- Tony Healy – Head Coach
- Ray Barkwill – Hooker
- Olive Kilifi – Prop
- Eric Duechle – Backrow
- Shalom Suniula – Flyhalf
- John Clavin – Advisory Board
- George Barton – Center
- Aladdin Schirmer – Backrow
- Brock Staller – Outside Center