Browsing: North America Rugby

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Utah Warriors signed Hagen Schulte for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old flyhalf/fullback is 6’0″ and 210 lbs. He will be 27 in January. Hagen is from Christchurch, New Zealand. He attended S.t Bebe’s College in Christchurch and then went to Lincoln University. He qualified to play for Scotland based on his grandmother is Scottish, however, he elected to play for Germany which he also was qualified. Hagen played club rugby for Marist Albion in Christchurch, New Zealand and was the top scorer in the Canterbury league before signing for the Warriors. He also played for Canterbury at…

The Utah Warriors have re-signed Josh Whippy for his third Major League Rugby season in 2020. The 29-year-old fullback/wing is 6’2″ and 215 lbs. Josh played 529 minutes in 11 matches in 2019 and scored 3 tries. He made 62 carries for 580 meters, had 4 line breaks, 6 tackle breaks, made 35 tackles, and kicked twice for 69 meters. Josh played with Park City Haggis in the USA Club 7s Nationals in 2019 and at the Rugbytown 7s for Tiger Rugby Josh’s and his twin brother Jared suffered broken legs in successive weeks for the Warriors in 2018. Both…

The Utah Warriors re-signed Jared Whippy for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old fullback is 5’11” and 225 lbs. The Warriors announced his return to the team in 2019, however, he did not play as he was still recovering from his 2018 leg injury. The 2018 MLR season was one that the Whippy family would rather forget. First, his twin brother Josh broke his leg in the final preseason match against the Wolfpack and then Jared broke his leg against Austin Elite Rugby. He was born in Suva, Fiji and raised in New Zealand. He attended Church College…

The Utah Warriors will have Tonata Lauti returning for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 30-year-old wing, who turns 31 in December, is 5’8″ and 185 lbs. During 2019, he played 730 minutes in 10 matches and scored 2 tries. He also carried 72 times for 802 meters, made 7 line breaks and 2 tackle breaks, made 39 tackles and kicked twice for 93 meters. Tonata was on the All-MLR first team in the 2018 season and was the leading try-scorer in the league. He is originally from Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga and is one of thirteen children. His family…

The Utah Warriors signed Fetu’u Vainikolo for a third season in 2020. The 33-year-old wing and center, who will be 34 in January, is 6’0″ and 220 lbs. Fets continued to impress during 2019. He played 923 minutes in 15 matches and scored 6 tries. He carried 80 times for 926 meters, had 15 line breaks, 11 tackle breaks, and made 38 tackles. His speed, elusiveness in the open field, and power made him a dangerous offensive threat to opposing teams, as his 2018 and 2019 MLR opponents have discovered. Look for him to excel in 2020 again. The Utah…

Old Glory DC signed Canada international Doug Fraser for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old center is 5’8″ and 205 lbs. Doug played for Austin Elite Rugby, now the Austin Herd, during the 2019 season. He played 226 minutes in 4 matches, carried 21 times for 182 meters, made 2 line breaks, 7 passes, and made 22 tackles. Doug is from Ladysmith, British Columbia and attended Ladysmith Secondary School from 2005-2010. He then attended the University of Victoria from 2010-2015, earning a BA in History with a focus on British Columbia and Canadian History and a Minor in…

The Utah Warriors re-signed Gannon Moore for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old center/wing is 6’2″, and 220 lbs. Gannon played 741 minutes in 10 matches for the Warriors in 2019. He scored 5 tries, made 82 carries for 862 meters, had 9 line breaks and 7 tackle breaks, and made 90 tackles. Gannon also played for the USA National Men’s XVs against Canada on July 27 at Infinity Park at Glendale. He is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and attended Lincoln High School. He played football and graduated in 2009. While at Lincoln, he played rugby since…

The Utah Warriors re-signed Nolan Tuamoheloa for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 20-year-old wing is 6’0″ and 195 lbs. Nolan will be 21 in December. Nolan played 247 minutes in 8 matches and scored 2 tries in 2019. He carried 11 times for 130 minutes, has 2 linebreaks and made 17 tackles. Nolan is from Iliili, American Samoa and spent time living in Hawaii. He played rugby while in American Samoa and in Hawaii before moving to Utah to pursue ‘better’ opportunities. He attended Northridge High School in Layton, Utah, playing volleyball, football and graduating in 2017. He…

The Utah Warriors have signed Joseph Nichols for his third season in 2020. The 28-year-old scrumhalf from Harare, Zimbabwe, is 6’0” and 175 lbs. Joseph played 133 minutes in 6 matches with the Warriors in 2019. He carried the ball 9 times for 16 meters, made 7 tackles and kicked once for 36 meters. Since the end of the 2019 MLR season, Joseph played with the Park City Haggis in the USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals and is playing XVs with the Haggis in the Rocky Mountain Rugby Division 2 league with the Haggis. Joseph is the youngest of 3…

Utah Warriors signed Pat Vatemo Ravouvou as a utility back for 2019 and 2020. The 29-year-old is 5’10” and 187 lbs. Pat did not play with the team during the 2019 season. He did play in the 2019 Rugbytown 7s with Tiger Rugby and his attacking spirit should blend in with the Warriors attack at wing or at fullback in 2020. Vatemo is from Nadi, Fiji and lives in Saunaka and attended Ratu Navula College. He is best known for playing rugby sevens for the Fiji Sevens team, playing in 38 tournaments and scoring 912 points, which ranks 28th on…

The Utah Warriors re-signed Kenny Scott for his third Major League Rugby season in 2020. The 30-year-old wing is 6’4″ and 235 lbs. Kenny played flanker in 2018 and 2019 and is slated to play wing in 2020. That hopefully will mean increased playing time. He played 30 minutes in 3 matches during 2019. He carried 3 times for 35 meters, made 7 tackles, and had 1 lineout take. Following the 2019 MLR season, he played with the Park City Haggis at the USA Club 7s Nationals. Scott began playing rugby in 2007 and played in college at Kansas State…

Rugby ATL signed Ross Deacon for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old No.8 is 6’2″ and 240 lbs. Ross played with Rugby United New York for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He played 846 minutes in 13 matches and scored 1 try. He carried 110 times for 691 meters, made 101 tackles and had 14 lineout takes with 1 steal. He also started all three matches for RUNY during the 2018 exhibition season and was then sent on loan to MLR’s Austin Elite. Deacon was born in San Francisco to Irish parents and moved to Ireland at…

The USA Women’s National Team XVs are set to begin their final test series of the year against rival Canada this Wednesday, November 20, KO 2 PM PT on florugby.com. Admission is open for all fans at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The teams will then meet again to conclude the mini-series on November 24. The USA could have up to five players earning their first cap on Wednesday. Life West’s Frieda Fetuu and Leti Hingano will start at lock and fullback, respectively, while Twin City Amazons’ Kathryn Johnson will play No. 8. Beantown Rugby’s Katherine Treder and…

The Seattle Seawolves re-signed George Barton for his third season with the team. The 22-year-old center is 6’1″ and 240 lbs. George was a versatile player with exceptional speed, which is combined with his physical style of play, helped the Seawolves win back-to-back Major League Rugby championships. George made 16 appearances in 2019 playing 684 minutes and scored one try. He carried 61 times for 579 meters that led to 4 line breaks, 9 tackle breaks, and 4 offloads. He also made 109 tackles as a member of our Seawall. Barton is from Duncan, British Columbia, graduated from Shawnigan Lake…

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