New Orleans Gold Rugby Club & Tim Maupin
The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club re-signed Eagle Tim Maupin for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The Danville, California native is 29-years-old, 6’1″ and weighs 215 pounds.
Tim attended De La Salle High School from 2003 to 2007. His rugby prowess in high school and with Rugby NorCal gained exposure and he was honored as a High School All-American. He also was the quarterback in the California Interscholastic Federation D1 State Championship in 2006, losing to Canyon County.
Tim then attended Saint Mary’s College of California from 2009 through his graduation in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. The D1A Rugby Gaels were among the best college teams in the U.S. and he achieved Collegiate All-American honors. In 2013 the team advanced to the D1A Rugby Championship Final, losing narrowly to Life University.
In 2014 he moved to Dublin, Ireland and played for Dublin University RFC at Trinity College, where he stayed until Spring 2018. He was a House Master and rugby coach at Blackrock College in 2014-2015. He also studied at the Dublin School of Design in 2017.
Tim Maupin and USA Rugby National Team
Tim is Eagle 446 and debuted for the Senior Men’s National Team against Georgia on November 16, 2013, at Rustavi. He has 7 caps, 5 as a starter. His last was againstTongaon November 15, 2014, at Gloucester, U.K.
That should change shortly as Tim is part of the November 2018 squad which will face the Maori All Black in a non-test match on November 3rd at Soldier Field in Chicago. The team will then travel to Europe for matches against Samoa, Romania, and Ireland.
In both 2017 and 2018, Tim also played for the USA Rugby Selects in the Americas Pacific Challenge.
Tim Maupin and NOLA Gold Rugby Club
Tim joined New Orleans Gold Rugby Club during the 2018 Major League Rugby season and played both center and wing. His experience and guile were a welcome addition, as the team had experienced numerous injuries.
Tim’s performance speaks for itself and for both, it was a good fit. In 2019 the team has been very active in recruiting and signing talented professional athletes and this will make the team a contender in 2019.