Glendale Raptors & Chad London
The Glendale Raptors have signed Chad London for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Chad is 30-years-old 6’1″, 220 pounds, and plays center. Chad is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa and has been with the Glendale Raptors since 2013.
Chad began playing rugby by age 6 in Johannesburg. He came from a rugby family with his grandparents, parents, and brother Ryan has played. Chad and Ryan also represented South Africa in BMX racing as a youth and today is an avid golfer.
Chad attended the University of Johannesburg for two years in chiropractic studies. He then was offered and accepted a rugby scholarship to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He attended there from 2009-2012, graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Cum Laude. While there, he was also recognized as an All-American.
Chad moved to Colorado following his graduation from Palmer and has played with the Glendale Raptors since then. He was the leading scorer in the Pacific Rugby Premiership in 2014 with 12 tries and was named Club Player of the Year by Rugby Today. He also has been a co-captain of the team in 2017.
Chad had other responsibilities with the Raptors. He was a chiropractic intern with the team in 2013 and also served as a youth rugby coach since 2013.
In 2016, Chad played with the Denver Stampede in the first professional rugby league in the U.S. He then resumed playing with the Raptors and has played professionally with the Raptors since 2018. He is among a core group of veterans on the team that has provided leadership, friendship, and consistency as one of the top rugby clubs.
Chad is among many professional players in Major league Rugby that have other full-time positions. Chad in otherwise known as Dr. Chad London at Washington Park Chiropractic in Denver, Colorado.
Chad London and USA National Team
Chad has represented the USA Rugby National Team since 2014. He is Eagle No. 453 and has six caps while starting three times and scoring three tries. He made his Eagles debut against Scotland on June 7, 2014, in Houston, Texas. He then played against Canada and then in the 2016 Americas Rugby Championship against Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay. His last match was against Russia on June 25, 2016, in Sacramento, California.