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Rugby ATL has signed Matt Heaton according to Rugby Canada. The 26-year-old openside flanker (27 once the season begins) is 6’3″, and 220 lbs. He also has played lock. Matt is from Godmanchester, Quebec and attended Chateauguay Valley Regional High School where he played rugby for the Spartans. He also played for Saint-Anne-De-Bellevue Rugby Club, for the Dog River Howlers, and the Atlantic Rock. In 2013 he played for the Canada Under-20s in the World Rugby Trophy competition and in the IRB Americas Rugby Championship. He has played for Canada A and made his debut for the Senior National team…

USA Rugby Release Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC to host 2019 Championship Weekend; December 7-8. Vassar College (NY), Scott Boulevard Fields (MO) & Furman College (SC) are set to host opening rounds of the fall regional playoffs; November 23-24 The Fall 2019 Men’s and Women’s Championship Series, along with the Men’s D2 National Championship, will commence December 7th-8th at The Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC. Not only is it a first-class facility and continuing to establish itself as the home of rugby in North Carolina, but has hosted the High School State Football Championships…

The Houston SaberCats signed Zack Godfrey for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 19-year-old plays wing, center, and fullback. Godfrey was born in the U.S. and played for Sleaford RFC, as well as at Stamford School. He played representative rugby for the Leicester Tigers U18 Academy in the National League in 2018 and for the U17s in 2017. He also played with the Ealing Trailfinders Academy in 2018. Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.

Trinity College tour to the U.S. concluded Saturday after wins against D1A Rugby teams Navy, Penn State, Army, and Iona. Trinity College opened their tour against at the USNA with an estimated 56-14 win (Twitter 6 minutes left) against the 1st XV and a 57-14 win against the 2nd XV. On September 3, the team traveled to State College and beat Penn State 69-17. They then travel to West Point and beat Army on September 6 and concluded their tour with a win against Iona College the following day 61-12. In the final match, Naudipha Dube and Cam DiGiorgio scored…

The 18th D1A Rugby ranked St. Bonaventure Men’s Rugby Club hosted the 5th ranked USNA Men’s Rugby Club on September 7 in a pre-season meeting between top D1A clubs at the Marra Athletic Complex. The Bonnies took a 17-8 advantage into the break with Navy coming back to win 34-24. In the second XV match, Navy beat the Bonnies 24-5. Match RecapThe Bonnies struck first in the match with a penalty goal by Wesley Chiromo in the 5th minute. Navy then leveled the match a minute later after a kick by Lewis Gray. St. Bonaventure took the lead again in…

The No. 14 USA Men’s National Team XVs edged No. 21 Canada 20-15 at Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium in the final match prior to the Eagles departing for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Captain Blaine Scully earned his 50th test cap with the United States, an honor shared by only 10 other Eagles in U.S. history. The USA Men’s National Team XVs 31-player squad for Rugby World Cup Japan will be announced on Sunday, Sept 8 by 12 PM Pacific Time. Match Recap Canada struck early after winning a breakdown as Gordon McRorie dots down and converts for…

The Toronto Arrows signed Tayler Adams for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old (26 in Nov.) is 5’9″, 179 lbs, and plays scrumhalf, flyhalf, and fullback. Tayler is from Auckland, New Zealand and currently lives in Sydney, Australia, where he moved to in 2015. He attended Kelston Boys High School in New Zealand, graduating in 2011. He then attended the Southern Institute of Technology. He represented New Zealand in 2013, playing rugby for the Under-20s in the IRB Junior World Championship in France. From 2012-14 he played for Southland in the ITM Cup and in 2015 played for…

The Toronto Arrows signed Richie Asiata for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old prop/hooker is 5’9″, and 254 lbs. Richie is from Auckland, New Zealand and moved to Australia with his family in 2000 where he attended Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane. He played rugby for Australia Schools in 2014, the QLD Reds Under-20s in 2015-2016 with the latter going undefeated in the Super Under-20s. He also was selected for the Australia Under-20s and played in the World Rugby U20s Championship in 2016. From 2016-2019 he played for Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship and from…

The Toronto Arrows signed Canadian international Will Kelly for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. Will played with the Ontario Arrows during the 2018 exhibition season and trained with the team in 2019. The 22-year-old flyhalf/fullback is 6’3″, and 210 lbs. Will is from Ancaster, Ontario and attended Hillfield Strathallan College. He has attended McMaster University since 2016 and played rugby during the 2016-2017 season. Will played AAA hockey for the Brantford 99ers, Hamilton Bulldogs, and the Jr. B Ancaster Avalanche. He played club rugby for the Brantford Harlequins since 2011. He represented the Canada Under-20s in 2017 and made…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Canada lock Paul Ciulini for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. During the 2019 season, he played in 16 of the team’s 17 games. The 23-year-old is 6’5″, and weighs 265 lbs. He will be 24 in October. Ciulini is from Vaughan, Ontario and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School and was a highly ranked throwing the javelin. After graduation, he went to the University of Toronto majoring in Chemistry and played rugby for the Varsity Blues. He was also selected for the 2015 OUA All-Stars. Ciulini began playing rugby at an early age…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Canada National Team prop Cole Keith for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. During 2019 he played 13 games, including the MLR semifinals. The 22-year-old is from Sussex, New Brunswick is 6’0″, and weighs 255 lbs. Cole went to Sussex High School in New Brunswick and played for the Belleisle Rovers, the Under-16 and Under-18s Spruce, and for the Atlantic Rock provincial team. In 2016 moved to Victoria, British Columbia and joined James Bay Athletic Club and became part of the Canadian Centralized Group. In 2016 he played for Canada’s Under-20s in the World Rugby Junior…

The Toronto Arrows re-signed Spencer Jones for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. During the 2019 season, he played in 16 of the team’s 17 games. The 22-year-old center/flyhalf is 6’1″, and 209 lbs. Jones was born in Canada but grew up in Cambridge, New Zealand. He attended the University of Waikato from 2016-2018 pursuing a BMSC Degree. In New Zealand, he played for the Hamilton Old Boys and was part of the Waikato Development squad. In 2018 he played for the Austin Blacks and for Westshore in the British Columbia CDI Premier League. Jones is another talented young addition…

San Diego Legion signed Aaron Mitchell for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. He played for the team in 2018 and in 2019 played in 13 games. Following the conclusion of the season, Aaron traveled to South Africa and attended the International Rugby Institute. The 23-year-old tighthead prop is 6’3″, and 295 lbs. Aaron was born in Oceanside, California and attended Cathedral Catholic High School where he played both football and rugby. His senior year in football he led the team to the San Diego Division 1 Championship and was named 2013 All-CIF San Diego Section First Team. He was…

San Diego Legion signed Chris Eves for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 31-year-old prop will be 32 at the start of 2020. He is 6’2″ and 258 lbs. Chris is from Henderson, New Zealand, a suburb of Auckland and attended Massey High School where he played rugby with the first XV for three years. He played provincial rugby for North Harbour in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup. He then moved to Portugal and played for Agronomia from 2010-2011. Playing for Portugal’s National Team was an option, but they did not qualify for the 2011Rugby World Cup and…

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