The Seattle Seawolves signed Henry Hall to their extended squad for 2021. The 27-year-old prop (28 in March) is 6’2″, and 270 lbs.
Henry signed with the Dallas Jackals Development team for 2021, however, the team postponed their entry into Major League Rugby until the 2022 season. This made henry a free agent and led to his return to Washington and signing with the Seawolves.
Henry is from Tacoma, Washington, and attended Puyallup High School. He played football in 2008 and 2009 at tight end and linebacker and is included in the school’s all-time football roster.
He comes from a rugby family with his father Ric ‘Zippy’ Hall, one of the founders of the Valley Kangaroos RFC in Seattle. In fact, he played for the first time on the pitch with his father for his 60th birthday with the team.
Henry began playing rugby at age 13 with the Tacoma Tsunami, continuing with Chuckanut Bay, The Pacific Northwest Washington Loggers representative side, Liberty RFC, as well as with the Valley Kangaroos.
Following his time with the Puyallup High School Vikings, he earned a scholarship to St. George’s School in Vancouver, Canada, representing the rugby team in his junior and senior years. His performance earned selection as a High School All American in 2010 and he captained the side during the team’s South Africa tour in 2011. When not playing football or rugby he enjoys playing badminton and pick up basketball.
Henry moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 2011 and played for Auckland University’s U-20 Side. He progressed through the USA Rugby age-grade pathway, captaining the U20s in winning the World Rugby Junior Trophy.
Henry attended Saint Mary’s College of California from 2012-2016, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree In Integral Studies, and continued in 2016-2017, earning a Master of Science Degree in Business Management. While at Saint Mary’s the team won three D1A National Championships and one in sevens.
He then went on to play club rugby with the Olympic Club in 2018 and San Francisco Golden Gate Club in 2019 in the Pacific Rugby Premiership. He played with SFGG against the Seattle Seawolves in January 2019.
Henry then returned to Washington State to play with the Seattle Rugby Club in the British Columbia Premiership.
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Hall indicated that “I’m thrilled to represent my home, the Pacific Northwest.”