NOLA Gold Rugby Club signed Tim Maupin to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The Danville, California native is 31-years-old, 6’1″ and 215 lbs.
Update July 6, 2020: Tulane University Rugby Football Club announced that Tim will be the new head coach.
Tim played 12 matches for NOLA Gold during 2019. He played 913 minutes, had 76 carries, 764 carry meters, and scored 4 tries and started four matches at right-wing and the other match at outside center for the team in 2020.
Tim attended De La Salle High School from 2003 to 2007. His rugby prowess in high school and with Rugby NorCal gained exposure and he was honored as a High School All-American. He also was the quarterback in the California Interscholastic Federation D1 State Championship in 2006, losing to Canyon County.
Tim then attended Saint Mary’s College of California from 2009 through his graduation in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. The D1A Rugby Gaels were among the best college teams in the U.S. and he achieved Collegiate All-American honors. In 2013 the team advanced to the D1A Rugby Championship Final, losing narrowly to Life University.
In 2014 he moved to Dublin, Ireland, and played for Dublin University RFC at Trinity College, where he stayed until Spring 2018. He was a House Master and rugby coach at Blackrock College in 2014-2015. He also studied at the Dublin School of Design in 2017.
Tim Maupin and USA Rugby National Team
Tim is Eagle 446 and debuted for the Senior Men’s National Team against Georgia on November 16, 2013, at Rustavi. He has 9 caps, 5 as a starter. His last was against Romania on November 17, 2018.
That should change shortly as Tim is part of the November 2018 squad which will face the Maori All Black in a non-test match on November 3rd at Soldier Field in Chicago. The team then traveled to Europe for matches against Samoa, Romania, and Ireland.
In both 2017 and 2018, Tim also played for the USA Rugby Selects in the Americas Pacific Challenge.
Tim Maupin and NOLA Gold Rugby Club
Tim joined New Orleans Gold Rugby Club during the 2018 Major League Rugby season and played both center and wing. His experience and guile were a welcome addition, as the team had experienced numerous injuries.
Tim’s performance speaks for itself and for both, it was a good fit. In 2019 the team has been very active in recruiting and signing talented professional athletes and made the team a contender in 2019. NOLA Gold continued with a strong truncated season in 2020 and has since signed their key players to long-term contracts.
NOLA Gold 2020 Comments
Ryan Fitzgerald, General Manager commented on Tim Maupin re-signing with the Gold, indicating that “We are really glad to have Maups back for his 3rd season in Gold. Tim is a professional that works very hard and truly dedicated to the day to day grind of competing at this level. He is constantly looking to improve and push himself and others around him. He’s a tough player with a lot of experience and willing to compete every day.” 👑 #GoldReign