Rugby United New York has added James Denise for the 2019 Major league Rugby season. The 33-year-old flanker is 6’2″ and 240 lbs.
James is a long-time player with New York Athletic Club, joining the club in 2008 and has been the team captain. He helped the team win the USA Rugby Division 1 National Championships in 2008, 2010, 2012 and in 2015.
Denise also spent time playing with Morris RFC and in Australia playing for the Randwick Rugby club, as well as GPS Rugby Club. Denise also played for US national team’s developmental side, the USA Hawks and earned invitations to National Team high performance camps.
He played for RUNY in the 2018 exhibition season and joins the team for 2019. He is among many players, who balance playing professional rugby while working fulltime. James is employed as a Sales representative.