Glendale Raptors & Shaun Davies
The Glendale Raptors have relied on Shaun Davies leadership and consistency at scrumhalf. He just completed the Fall internationals against Ireland and the Raptors can breathe a sigh of relief after returning from a concussion suffered from being body slammed by Pari Pari Parkinson of the Maori All Blacks during the Nov 3rd match against the Eagles. Parkinson escaped with a yellow card, much to the chagrin of those who witnessed the slam.
Davies is 29 years old, 5’8″ tall and weighs 175 pounds and is from Durban, South Africa. He graduated from Westville Boys High School. He then went to Brigham Young University from 2009 to 2012 and helped the team win two National Championships in 2009 and in 2012. In 2009 the team beat Cal 25-22, where he was named Man of the Match. In 2012 the team won the title beating Arkansas State 49-42. He is a four-time Collegiate All-American.
Upon graduation, Davies played club rugby at Life University. He then played professionally for the Ohio Aviators in 2016 and in 2017 has played with the Glendale Merlins and since 2018 with the Glendale Raptors.
The Glendale Raptors won the 2018 Major League Rugby regular season but suffered a narrow loss to the Seattle Seawolves in the Championship. In August the Raptors played the USA Men’s Collegiate All-Stars in an exhibition match and Davies played in that match, as well as in others during the Fall 2018 exhibition matches.
USA Rugby Eagles XV
Shaun Davies is Eagle 432. He made his debut on June 16, 2002, at Glendale and on November 24, 2018, played against Ireland in Dublin. He has 19 caps, started 12 times and scored 18 points ( 1 try, 5 conversions, and 1 penalty kick).
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