Capital Rugby Union Hosts Stars Rugby Men, Women, & Allegheny RU Women

The Capital Rugby Union Selects Men and Women will play Stars Rugby XVs at Evergreen Sports Complex in Leesburg, VA today (Jan. 27th) at Noon and 1:30 pm, respectively. At 3 pm the Capital Women Devos will close out the day against the Allegheny Rugby Union Women’s All-Stars. There will be a LIVE STREAM on the Capital Rugby Union Facebook page and on Next Level Rugby YouTube.

Capital Rugby Union Men’s Selects vs Stars Rugby XVs Men

Stars Rugby Selects Men

#27 *Shane Aysen – center/wing – Hilton Head Rugby Club, Hilton Head, South Carolina
#88 *Matt Bales – flanker – Washington Irish Rugby Football Club, Washington DC
#4 *David Beach – second row – Notre Dame College Men’s Rugby, Euclid, Ohio
#2 Bjorn Coli – flanker/lock – Hilton Head Rugby, Hilton Head, South Carolina
#20 *Ben Connolly – fullback/center/wing – Southern Districts Rugby Club, Sydney, Australia
#15 *Austin Fernandez – wing/scrumhalf – Tampa Bay Krewe Rugby Football Club, Tampa Florida
#38 *Mike Fletcher – flanker/8 – Washington Irish, Washington DC
#22 *Pat Forde – flanker/8 – Eckerd College Tritons Rugby, St Petersburg, Florida
#47 *Joe Fotofili – second row – Washington Rugby Club, Washington DC
#121 *Casey Hansen – center – Bremer County Bucks Rugby Club, Waverly, Iowa
#10 *Tarik James – scrumhalf – Notre Dame College, Euclid, Ohio
#35 Diamond Kendall Jones – prop – Washington Rugby Football Club, Washington DC
#28 Ryan King – wing/center – Raleigh Rugby Club, Raleigh, North Carolina
#44 Austin Lagow – hooker – Alexandria Rugby Club Griffins U23, Alexandria, Virginia
#11 *Dontae Lawrence – fullback/wing – Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club, Savannah, Georgia
#26 *Aaron Lee – flyhalf/center – Seattle Saracens, Seattle, Washington
#40 Genesis Lucius – wing – Alexandria Griffins U23, Alexandria, Virginia
#25 Anton Moore – flyhalf/center – Hilton Head Rugby, Hilton Head, South Carolina
#31 *Conor O’Brien – scrumhalf/wing – Old Blue Rugby, New York, New York
#29 Mathew Papier – wing – Hilton Head Rugby, Hilton Head, South Carolina
#43 DJ Quigley- wing – Washington Irish, Washington DC
#173 Kasey Sheckles- flanker/8 – Alexandria Griffins U23, Alexandria, Virginia
#24 Kris Sheckles – flanker/8 – Alexandria Griffins U23 , Alexandria, Virginia
#39 Nicardo Swinson – prop – Washington Rugby Club, Washington DC
#23 Devante Wright – second row – Alexandria Griffins U23 , Alexandria, Virginia

COACH: Toga Fanueli, Washington, DC
COACH: Joe Fotofili, Washington DC
DIRECTOR: Liz Entwhistle, Chicago, Illinois
ATC: INOVA, Virginia

*indicates veteran of previous Stars tours


Capital Rugby Union Women Selects vs Stars Rugby XVs Women

Stars Rugby Women’s XVs Selects

#18 *Sarah “Esther” Anderson – flanker/8/flyhalf – Chicago Women’s Rugby Club, Chicago, Illinois
#13 *Jenna Balestra – center – Fresno State Women’s Rugby Club, Fresno, California
#103 Amber Chandu – prop – New York Rugby Club, New York, New York
#81 Cait Davis – flanker – Raleigh Rugby Club, Raleigh, North Carolina
#22 *Madison Fedderson – second row – Tacoma Sirens Women’s Rugby Football Club, Tacoma, Washington
#88 *Emilia Ferrara – flyhalf/center – DC Furies Women’s Rugby, Washington DC
#21 Megan Foster – center – San Diego Surfers Women’s Rugby Club/USA Rugby Women’s XVs National Team, San Diego
#9 *Izzi Gibbon – scrumhalf – Penn State Rugby, State College, Pennsylvania
#82 *Sierra Gribble – wing – St. Louis Sabres Women’s Rugby Club, St Louis, Missouri
#20 *Jasmine Griffin – wing – Raleigh Rugby Club, Raleigh, North Carolina
#7 *Courtney Holmes – flanker/scrumhalf – Rugby at NC State, Raleigh, North Carolina
#8 Bridget Kapinus – second row/back row- Chicago North Shore Women’s Rugby, Chicago, Illinois
#11 Maggie Kowalik – wing – Notre Dame College Women’s Rugby, Euclid, Ohio
#17 *Lexie Lundquist – flanker/8/center – Glendale Merlins Rugby, Glendale, Colorado
#159 *Justine Perl – center/flyhalf – University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
#62 *Brooke Schraffenberger – second row/back row – Detroit Women, Detroit, Michigan
#4 *Leah Smeltzer – hooker/flanker – Rochester Women, Rochester, New York
#27 *Meg Steffes – hooker/flanker – Atlanta Harlequins Rugby, Atlanta, Georgia
#102 *Keta Sutton – hooker/prop – Atlanta Harlequins, Atlanta, Georgia
#3 Cassie Urbano – hooker – Minnesota Valkyries Rugby, Minneapolis, Minnesota
#22 Alycia Washington – second row – New York Rugby Club/USA Women’s XVs National Team, New York, New York
#85 *Callie Woods – prop/second row – Columbia Bombshells Women’s Rugby, Columbia, South Carolina
#27 *Morgan Yankee – 8/second row – Marquette Women’s Rugby Football Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

COACH: Megan Pinson, Lindenwood University Women’s Rugby, St Charles, Missouri
COACH: Andy Evans, Trinity Western University Spartan Athletics, Burnaby, Canada
DIRECTOR: Liz Entwhistle, Stars Rugby 7s, Chicago, Illinois
ATC: Inova Sport, Virginia
*Veteran of Previous Stars Tour

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