Browsing: North America Rugby

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New Orleans Gold & John Sullivan The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club re-signed John Sullivan for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.  The 25-year-old, 6’2″, 225 pound back row is a versatile player, whose vertical leaping ability is an asset in lineouts. John is from Orchard Park, New York. He went to Orchard Park High School and began to play rugby his sophomore year for the Orchard Park Rugby Club.  He also ran indoor track that year. After high school, John enrolled at St. Bonaventure in 2011 and pursued their 5 years BBA/MBA program.  He majored in accounting and minored…

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Seattle Seawolves & Olive Kilifi The Seattle Seawolves re-signed USA Rugby Men’s Eagles prop Olive Kilifi for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Kilifi is 32-years-old, 5’11”, 260 pounds. Kilifi was born in Huntington Beach, California and resides in Seattle, Washington. He went to Tyee High School in Seatac, Washington, where he played center and later prop. Prior to graduation, he was selected as a USA High School All-American. He is a long-time player for the Seattle Saracens. Olive Kilifi and USA Rugby National Team Olive Kilifi made his Eagles debut in November 2013 against Georgia as a reserve and…

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Toronto Arrows 2019 Squad Toronto Arrows Release (TORONTO, ON) – The Toronto Arrows today announced the second group of significant signings 10 weeks from the club’s Major League Rugby season opener in New Orleans. Joining the new Toronto outfit are: PROP – Smith, Mike (Freelton, Ont.) LOCK – Van Horne, Josh (Cambridge, Ont.) LOCK -Van Horne, Tom (Cambridge, Ont.) BACK – Jones, Spencer (Cambridge, New Zealand) BACK – Mackenzie, Jamie (Oakville, Ont.) BACK – Malcolm, Sam (Whanganui, New Zealand) BACK – McLelland, Aaron (Gisborne, New Zealand) BACK – Windsor, Shawn (Stoney Creek, Ont.) All four domestic signees are products of…

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New Orleans Gold Rugby & Shawn Riley The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club signed Shawn Riley after a recent combine at Southern Pines, North Carolina. Shawn is 27-year-old, 5’10” and weighs 200 pounds. Shawn grew up in Wooster, Ohio and attended Wooster High School playing football and track. He then attended Akron University before transferring to Notre Dame College. He played football for both colleges and switched to rugby in 2012. His Senior year at Notre Dame College he earned USA Collegiate All-American Honorable Mention honors and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. Shawn played rugby…

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Houston SaberCats & Gabe Romero The Houston SabeCats signed Gabe Romero for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is from Humble, Texas, which is part of the Houston metropolitan area. Gabe joined the club in June 2018 after graduating from Lindenwood University. The 23-year-old hooker is 5’7″, weighs 215-pounds and played the final two matches against the Glendale Raptors and the Utah Warriors. Gabe went to Kingwood High School where he played football as a defensive tackle and on the offensive line. He also played for the Kingwood Rugby Club. There he was honored to play for Rugby Texas at the…

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Rugby United New York & Mike Brown Mike Brown has returned to Rugby United New York for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old, 5’11”, 220-pound hooker, played for RUNY during the 2018 Spring exhibition season. Mike was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to South Africa at a young age. He started to play rugby at age 12 Selborne College and then moved back to Michigan where he attended Clarkston High School. While in high school he continued to play rugby with the Birmingham Buccaneers. In 2009 he attended the USA Rugby Under-18s camp. After graduating high school,…

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Seattle Seawolves & Dan Trierweiler The Seattle Seawolves re-signed Seattle native Dan Trierweiler for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.  He plays hooker, is 5’9″, 220 pounds, and is 30-years-old.. Dan played his senior year in high school with the Seattle Vikings. He has played rugby with the Seattle Saracens since 2007, tracing the team’s roots through the Seattle RFC, Old Puget Sound Beach, and finally with the Seattle Saracens in 2014. In 2009 he also spent eight months in Auckland, New Zealand where he played for the Ponsonby Under-21s squad. Dan also values his education. He earned an AA Degree…

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Dartmouth & Harvard Women’s Rugby Dartmouth women’s Rugby team won the 2019 NIRA National Championship, 19-14 over Harvard. It was the first NIRA Championship title in the program’s history. Harvard had the first scoring opportunity in the first minute, but Dartmouth would score first with a try by freshman Ariana Ramsey for a 5-0 lead. Neither team would score again during the half, s the top two teams engaged in a defensive battle. Dartmouth struck first early in the second half from a try by senior Camile Johnson, who evaded Harvard defenders. She then converted for a 12-0 lead. The…

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NIRA Semi-Finals: Harvard vs Quinnipiac Following Dartmouth’s 26-7 victory over Army, Harvard faced Quinnipiac in the second NIRA Semi-final at Dartmouth College Scully-Fahey Field in Hanover, New Hampshire. Harvard struck first with a try by Jenny Kronish in the 5th minute for a 5-0 lead. Senior Caitlyn Weigel added a try to push the lead to 12-0 after a Kronish conversion. Delia Hellander added the team’s third try to lead 19-0. Quinnipiac answered back with a penalty kick to cut the lead to 19-3, but Harvard answered right back with a long kick by Kronish, making it 22-3. Quinnipiac then…

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NIRA Semi-Finals: Dartmouth vs Army Top-seeded Dartmouth College Women’s Rugby defeated No. 4 seed Army West Point Women’s Rugby Club 26-7 on Friday, November 16 at Dartmouth College Scully-Fahey Field. Dartmouth’s record improved to 8-1 with the win and the team will face the winner of the other NIRA Semi-Final between Harvard and Quinnipiac match on Sunday for the title. The Black Knights saw their season end with a 4-5 mark. Dartmouth took an early lead with Ariana Ramsey scoring her first collegiate try in the 9th minute. Army answered back with a penalty try in the 17th minute to take…

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Premiership Rugby, Friends of the British Council, & Carolinas Rugby Union Carolina Rugby Union Release November 16, 2018 The Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Friends of the British Council and Premiership Rugby on their Coaching Scholarship Program. This program provides a full rugby immersion experience in England for a select number of coaches across the United States. The Premiership Rugby Scholarship winners will experience what it’s like to coach professional rugby in the UK while taking part in a series of high-level rugby and knowledge transfer sessions. During the week in…

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NIRA Tier ONE Championship: Army, Dartmouth, Harvard, Quinnipiac The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) Tier One Championship will be held this weekend, November 16-18. Last weekend Mount St. Mary’s won the Tier Two Title 22-15 over Sacred Heart. The Tier One Championship will have semi-final matches between Army versus Dartmouth and Harvard against Quinnipiac. The winners will meet on Sunday for the Championship. All games will be available to watch through ESPN +. Army vs. Dartmouth Last year Dartmouth lost a heartbreaker in the championship final to Quinnipiac. This year Dartmouth comes into the Championship weekend with a 7-1 record,…

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Tiger Rugby & Atlanta MLR Combine Tiger Rugby Release Tiger Rugby and the new Atlanta Major League Rugby team invite all men and women over the age of 18 to attend a one day (12th or 13th) elite Tiger Rugby Combine with our partners at the world-famous IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, just outside Tampa. We are actively looking for players that have the ability to play rugby at the professional level in both 15’s and 7’s. Standouts will be invited to continue on in high-performance training groups. No rugby experience is necessary to attend. Space is limited. Cost is $99.00…

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New Orleans Gold & Cam Falcon The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club re-signed Cam Falcon for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Cameron was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and is 25 years old, is 6’1″ and weighs 250 pounds. He provides versatility in the front row as he plays tighthead prop and hooker. Cam attended Archbishop Shaw High School and played rugby for the team from 2004, while he was in 6th grade until he graduated in 2011. He also played football and wrestled while there. However, it was rugby where he would gain notoriety, becoming a…

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