Utah Warriors & USA Eagles prop Angus Maclellan
The Utah Warriors added USAEagles prop Angus Maclellan to the team for the inaugural major League Rugby 2018 season. Maclellan is 25 years old, 6’1″ tall, and weighs 255 pounds.
Maclellan is from Empire, Michigan and began playing rugby in high school with the Traverse City Alliance. After graduating from St. Francis High School, he attended Davenport University where, as Captain, he lead the Panthers to back to back D1 AA National Championships in 2010 and 2011.
MacLellan earned All-American honors at Devenport and was also a part of the USA U20’s team in 2011 that competed for the Junior World Cup Championship in Georgia. The following year he captained the team, as it won the World Rugby U20 Trophy in a tournament held at Murray Park, Utah.
In 2014 MacLellan played the USA Selects for the Americas Rugby Championship and was selected for the 2015 Rugyby World Cup training squad before injuring his ACL. He made his USA Eagles debut on June 18, 2016 against Italy at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium and it is expected that he will gain his 5th cap for the EAgles against Chile on Feb. 17, 2018. Angus MacLellan is Eagle number 493.
Maclellan also played rugby at Trinity College in Dublin and for the Linwood Rugby Club in Christchurch, New Zealand. He joins the Utah Warriors, after playing for the Chicago Lions.
MacLellan said “I am excited to be a part of the Warriors program and make the move out to beautiful Utah. I’ll join the team following the ARC but it’s great to be able to train with some of my Warriors teammates here in Eagles camp. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to focus more on rugby and be a part of what they’re building in Utah”.
Warriors Head Coach Alf Daniels said “Angus will add some great experience to our front row. There are only a handful of guys in America who have scrummed at the International level, so we are fortunate to have Angus in the mix. He’s a strong man who puts in a lot of work around the field. He’s definitely not one to take days off and isn’t scared to get his hands dirty. We look forward to seeing him continue to progress here at the Warriors.”
- Alf Daniels – Head Coach
- Paul Lasike – Center
- John Cullen – Lock, Backrow
- Lote Tuipulotu – Hooker (Prop)
- Alex Tucci – No.8
- Kenny Scott – Flanker, Wing
- Saia Uhila – No. 8
- Matt Jensen – Lock
- Pio Vatuvei – Prop
- Jackson Kaka – Flanker
- Joshua Whippy – Fullback, Center, Wing
- Havea Unufe – Center
- Fetu’u Vainikolo – Center, Wing
- Angus MacLellan – Prop
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