Rugby United New York added Gavan D’Amore Morrison for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old back row is 6’2″ and 215 lbs.
Gavan if from Roslindale, Massachusetts and attended Brookline High School. Following his graduation, he attended American International College, where he was a Collegiate All-American Honorable Mention in 7s in 2015 and Second Team in 2016. He helped lead the team to the College 7s Nationals.
Gavan has also played for the Northeast Academy for several years. He toured with the team to the 2015 Rugbytown 7s and in 2017 to the Rainforest 7s in Costa Rica. Gavan also plays club rugby with Old Blue. In 2018 Old Blue went undefeated in the American Rugby Premiership and won the Elite Cup over the Chicago Lions.
Gavan also played in the exhibition season for RUNY in 2018 and will help the team in 2019. He is among many teammates that are employed fulltime. He is a third-grade teaching assistant at the Buckley School in New York City.