The Houston SaberCats signed Tim Stanfill for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 30-year-old wing is 5’10” and 185 lbs.
Tim is from Vancouver, Washington. He played football at Evergreen High School and graduated in 2007. He began playing rugby his Junior year in high school with the Vancouver Sharks.
He went to college in 2007 at Central Washington University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He was a four-time All-American and a two-time National Championship MVP. Central Washington won the Las Vegas Invitational in 2011 and qualified for the Collegiate Rugby Championship that year. In 2012 the team finished second in the USA Collegiate Sevens National Championship after an overtime loss.
Tim played in the American Rugby Championship and made his USA National Team XVs debut against the New Zealand All Blacks on November 1, 2014, in Chicago. The last of his six tests for Eagle #455 was against Uruguay on March 5, 2016, in the Americas Rugby Championship.
Tim joined the Seattle Saracens and won three USA Club 7s National Championship with the team and another in 2018 with Bulldog Rugby as a player/coach. In 2019 he played with Life West in the USA Club 7s Nationals, as well at the 2019 Rugbytown 7s.
Tim also played rugby XVs with the Seattle Saracens in the British Columbia Premiership and in 2016 played professionally with PRO Rugby’s San Diego Breakers.
Houston SaberCats Comments
Being a strength and conditioning coach, Stanfill brings the SaberCats’ squad athleticism and leadership. We are excited to announce him as the newest member of the team and can’t wait to see him in AVEVA Stadium this season!