Browsing: North America Rugby

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The Utah Warriors signed Tyler Fisher for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old center is 6’3″ and 240 lbs. Tyler is from Westville, South Africa and attended the Westville Boys’ High School. He played youth rugby with the Sharks from 2009-2014. He played for the U16s in the 2009 Grant Khomo Week and in 2012 in the U19s Provincial Championship. He attended the University of South Africa from 2012 to 2015, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing and Management. Tyler was selected for the South Africa U20s tour to Argentina in 2013. He made his…

Rugby United New York signed Anthony Parry for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old prop is 6’0″ and 255 lbs. Anthony played 467 minutes in all 16 regular season matches for RUNY. He had 54 carries for 201 meters and made 78 tackles. He also played in all exhibition season matches in 2018. Following the 2019 MLR season, Anthony returned to play with New York Athletic Club in the American Rugby Premiership. Anthony attended Salisbury School (CT) from 2005-2009 and played lacrosse and football as a center and linebacker. He then attended Gettysburg College, earning a BA in…

The Houston SaberCats signed Tim Stanfill for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 30-year-old wing is 5’10” and 185 lbs. Tim is from Vancouver, Washington. He played football at Evergreen High School and graduated in 2007. He began playing rugby his Junior year in high school with the Vancouver Sharks. He went to college in 2007 at Central Washington University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He was a four-time All-American and a two-time National Championship MVP. Central Washington won the Las Vegas Invitational in 2011 and qualified for the…

Rugby United New York re-signed Marcus Walsh for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old Irish scrumhalf is 5″7″ and 170 lbs. The Dublin, Ireland native will be 27 in January. During the 2019 season, Marcus played 243 minutes in 13 matches and scored 1 try. He kicked 11 times for 296 meters, had 13 carries for 98 meters, and made 17 tackles. Walsh played for RUNY in their three-match exhibition season in 2018. He was then loaned to Austin Elite Rugby for the 2018 MLR regular season and earned MLR Player of the Week honors May 14. Walsh…

Austin Herd signed Skyler Adams for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old prop is 6’1″ and 254 lbs. Skyler is from Black Forest, Colorado and attended Pine Creek High school from 2007-2011. He began playing rugby at age 16 with Colorado Grizzlies RFC. He played for Colorado All-Star U19s and won Colorado Rugby State Championships in 2010 and in 2011. He attended Lindenwood University from 2011-2012 and then joined the Glendale Raptors Division 1 side while attending Pikes Peak Community College from 2012-2013. He then transferred to American International College in 2013 and graduated with a Bachelor of…

The Utah Warriors signed Michael Baska for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old scrumhalf/fullback is 6’1″ and 185 lbs. Michael played for NOLA Gold in 2018 and in 2019. Last year he played in 12 matches for 157 minutes and had 1 try. He also made 16 carries for 94 meters, had 4 line breaks and 1 tackle break, made 3 kicks for 87 meters, and made 19 tackles. Michael played for NOLA Gold at the 2019 Rugbytown 7s and during the Fall 2019 season with the Kansas City Blues. Michael is from Overland, Kansas and attended Saint…

Rugby United New York re-signed Mike Brown for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old hooker is 5’11”, and 220 lbs. Mike played 171 minutes in 7 matches with RUNY in 2019. He scored 1 try, carried 12 times for 54 meters and made 14 tackles. Following the season, he returned to play club rugby with NYAC in the American Rugby Premiership. Mike also 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…

Rugby United New York re-signed Matt Wirken for the 2020 Major League Rugby. Matt will be 30-year-old in December. He is 6’7″, 270 lbs. and plays lock. During 2019, Matt played 159 minutes in 8 matches, had 15 carries for 44 meters, made 22 tackles and had 1 lineout take. Following the season, he was the captain of the Kansas City Blues for the Fall 2019 season. He also is a professional model. In 2018 Matt played with NOLA Gold Rugby Club and then with New York Athletic Club in the American Rugby Premiership. Matt is from Kansas City, Missouri…

Rugby United New York re-signed Harry Bennett for the 2020 season. The 29-year-old flyhalf/fullback is 5’10” and 190 lbs. The Rooster #31 will be 30 at the end of March. Harry played in 279 minutes in 9 matches, made 3 penalty goals, and kicked 15 times for 479 meters. He also carried 10 times for 50 meters, made 47 passes, and 26 tackles. He started for RUNY’s first exhibition match against the Ontario Arrows in 2018, but an injury sustained during the match curtailed the rest of his season. Following the 2019 MLR season, Harry played for NYAC Rugby in…

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…

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