The Utah Warriors signed Danny Giannascoli for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old flyhalf/fullback (26 in April) is 6’2″ and 200 lbs. He was selected by the Warriors in the second round of the 2020 Collegiate Draft and played one preseason game in 2021 against Rugby ATL. Since then he has played with the USA Division 1 club side, Schuylkill River, and for the regional select side Philadelphia United.
Giannascoli was picked in the 2nd Rd (15th Overall) by Utah in the inaugural Major League Rugby Collegiate draft in 2020 and now returns to the Warriors!
The Utah Warriors signed Danny Giannascoli, who was selected as the 15th pick in the second round of the Major League Rugby Draft. The 23-year-old flyhalf/fullback (24 in April) is 6’2″ and 200 lbs. Danny played with the Warriors Selects in the Fall of 2020.
Danny is from Malvern, Pennsylvania, and attended Malvern Prep High School. During his senior year, he played football for the Friars and was also introduced to rugby that year. Previously he also played soccer.
Danny attended Loyola University, Maryland, from 2015-2019 earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance. He also enrolled in the Master’s Degree Business Administration Program from 2019-2020.
At Loyola, he played rugby and was a four-time All-Potomac Conference first-team selection (2016-19), a two-time NSCRO All-American and Mid Atlantic South MVP, the 2018 and 2019 team captain, 2019 Collegiate Sevens All-American, 2019 Club Sevens Nationals Dream Team selection with Schuylkill River, and the 2019 Rugby Barbados World Sevens Champion and Freetail 7s in Austin, Texas with Atlantis. He also played at the 2019 Rugbytown 7s with the Collegiate All-Americans
Danny will now develop as a rugby player with the Utah Warriors.