Rugby United New York added Kyle White for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old lock is 6’6″ and 265 lbs.
Kyle is from Pompton Plains, New Jersey, He attended Pequannock Township High School and played football and basketball. He was a Second-team All-Conference in football and Honorable Mention All-Conference in basketball as the starting center on the North I, Group II Section, and Regional Championship team. He also was named National Football Foundation Morris County Scholar-Athlete and Pequannock Township HS Scholar-Athlete.
Following his graduation in 2010, He attended Yale University from 2010-2014, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He played football for his 4 years with the team, earning 3 varsity letters. He was awarded the Woody Knapp Memorial Trophy 2013 that is “given to the outstanding member of the team who best typifies a cheerful disposition, leadership qualities, and an unselfish devotion to others.” He also was a Nominee for American History Senior Essay Prize for a thesis paper in 2014.
Kyle is a cross-over athlete, who began playing rugby in 2016 with the Village Lions Rugby Football Club. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2016 and continued with the team through 2017. He then switched to the New York Athletic Club Rugby Football Club – 2018 to present.
Kyle played in two 2018 preseason matches with Rugby United New York and was signed for the 2019 MLR season.