New Orleans Gold & John Sullivan
John’s rugby sevens play also brought him to the Las Vegas Invitational in 2016 where he played with Stars Rugby 7s where the team became Shield Champions. He also played with them at the Rugbytown 7s that August. To conclude that year’s sevens season, he played with the Northeast Academy at the New York 7s and the Barbados 7s. The team left both tournaments as Cup champions.
John is excited about playing professional rugby. He indicated that “My goal is to play the best rugby I can and become the best player I can. MLR is going to let me do that, so I’m pumped to have this opportunity, and I can’t wait to move down to New Orleans and get started.”
He also reflected on his rugby experiences saying that “Playing the sport I love has given me so many opportunities to make a lot of great friends and travel all over the country.
New Orleans Gold
- Nate Osborne – Head Coach
- Todd Fitzgerald – Assistant Head Coach and Assistant General Manager
- Sebastián Kalm – Backrow
- Moni Tongauiha – Center
- Hubert Buydens – Loosehead prop
- Eric Howard – Hooker
- Ratu Peceli Rinakama – Flyhalf, Scrum-half, Wing, Fullback
- Bobby Johns – Center, Flyhalf, Scrumhalf
- Matt Hughston – Center, Flanker
- Jojo Tikoisuva – Wing
- Tim Falcon – Owner
- JP Eloff – Flyhalf, Center, Fullback
- Ryan Fitzgerald – General Manager
- Holden Youngert – Scrum-half
- Michael Baska – Fullback
- Derrek Van Klein – Loosehead Prop
- Ben Tarr – Tighthead Prop
- John Sullivan – Back-row & Utility Back
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