Old Glory Dc Best Players of Alltime

John Rizzo

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Old Glory Dc Best Players

Old Glory DC Rugby Football Club is a professional rugby union team that calls the nation’s capital home. Founded in 2018, Old Glory DC has quickly become one of Major League Rugby’s most successful and exciting teams. Led by two local business leaders – former USA Eagles’ Paul Sheehy and local club rugby player Chris Dunlavey – along with part ownership from Scotland’s own Scottish Rugby Union, Old Glory DC aims to bring high-level competitive rugby to Washington D.C., while at the same time nurturing its already vibrant youth and social communities throughout the district. With interim head coach Nate Osborne at their helm, they strive each match to uphold an atmosphere of excellence on their march towards becoming MLR champions.

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1. Kyle Stewart

Kyle Stewart was born on 10 March 1997 in New Zealand. He is a prop and has represented his country at the junior level before making his debut for the senior side in 2016.

He made an impact during that year's Mitre 10 Cup, starting all of their matches as they reached the semi-finals where they were narrowly beaten by Canterbury Crusaders. 

Stewart also played a part in Otago's National Provincial Championship campaign, helping them to victory over Auckland Blues en route to qualification for the Super Rugby season playoffs; however, Otago were subsequently eliminated from contention after being defeated 59–37 by Northampton Saints in the first round proper.

For 2018 he joined French Top 14 side Racing 92 on a two-year contract and will be looking to help them secure back-to-back titles this season; he debuted against Pau on 5 February 2019 (Racing 92 lost 24–7). 

Kyle Stewart has been a regular in the Taranaki side since 2018. He was part of the Rugby Lyons Piacenza side that won promotion to Serie A in 2019. Stewart made his debut for Manawatu against Tasman on 25 February 2021, and has since played 8 games for them. 

In 2020, Stewart joined Old Glory DC where he helped them reach the National Premier Leagues Final but they were defeated by Perth Glory 3-1.

2. Thretton Palamo

Thretton Palamo Career

  • 2008–2009: Biarritz
  • 2014–2016: Saracens
  • 2015–2016: London Welsh (loan)
  • 2016–2018: Bristol
  • 2017: Dragons (loan)
  • 2019: Old Glory DC
  • 2019:  Houston SaberCats (loan

Thretton Palamo is a 34-year-old center who has played for Saracens and Biarritz in the English Premiership. 

Thretton Palamo was born in Woodland, California in 1988 and attended college at Brigham Young University where he played rugby union for the Brigham Young Cougars from 2006 to 2009.

In 2009, Thretton signed with Saracens following his graduation from BYU and made his debut against Bristol Rugby during the 2008–2009 season. 

During his five seasons with Saracens, Thretton accrued 68 appearances (including 36 European Cup matches) scoring 17 tries while helping the club win two Premiership titles and make it to three consecutive Aviva Premiership Finals (2013-2015).

Following an impressive performance for Biarritz at this year's Champions Cup, rumors circulated that Thretton could join newly promoted French side Racing 92 as soon as 2019 but no deal materialized as of yet. 

Thretton Palamo is a versatile offensive lineman who has played for both the London Welsh and Bristol Dragons in England. Palamo was signed by the Houston SaberCats as a free agent in early 2018 and quickly made an impact, starting all but one game during his rookie season.

He continued to play well in 2019, earning Second Team All-Pro honors from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). 

In 2020, Palamo joined Old Glory DC as their new Offensive Line coach under Head Coach Ricky Stuart and helped lead them to their first playoff appearance since 2014. Thretton Palamo currently resides in Houston with his wife Kaitlyn and young daughter Harper.

3. Jamason Faʻanana-Schultz

Jamason Faʻanana-Schultz was born on 13 June 1996 in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. He attended Ipswich Grammar School and played rugby union for the Queensland Reds Academy from 2010 to 2016.

In 2017 he joined Southern Districts Rebels in the New South Wales Cup competition and has since made 11 appearances for them as a flanker. Jamason Fa'ananasa- Schultz is currently 26 years old and 1 foot 2 inches tall (6 feet 2 inches).

Jamason Faʻanana-Schultz is a professional rugby player who currently plays for Houston Sabercats in the PRO Rugby competition. 

He has represented Samoa at youth level, and was part of their World Cup squad in 2015. He made his senior debut with Auckland Blues in 2017, before moving to Red Hurricanes later that year.

In 2019 he switched clubs again, joining the Houston Sabercats as they entered into PRO Rugby's inaugural season. His impressive pointscoring record (20 goals from 22 apps) sees him ranked 3rd on the team behind Trynon Edwards and Zack Testaverde. 

With only 8 games remaining in the season, it looks like he could add another trophy to his cabinet come November.

4. Mike Dabulas

Mike Dabulas

Mike Dabulas is a rugby union player who has spent most of his career playing fly-half and fullback. He was born in Westfield, New Jersey, United States on December 13th 1996.

Mike started playing rugby at the age of six and quickly became involved in the sport’s development in his home country. In 2013, he signed for Old Glory DC before making his international debut for the USA Eagles later that year against Uruguay XVII in Montevideo.

Mike has since gone on to make appearances for both Ireland A and England U20s, as well as being named in the 2017 World Rugby Americas Championship squad. 

His impressive performances have seen him earn selection for both Eddie Jones' England national side and The Springboks, where he made his Test debut during their tour to America earlier this year.

Mike currently plays club rugby with Saracens RFC where he captains their second team alongside former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw. 

Outside of rugby, Mike likes spending time with friends and family along with exploring new cultures by travelling around different parts of the world Mike Dabulas is a midfielder who has played for Old Glory DC in the National Women's Soccer League.

He was born on May 30, 2000 in Washington, D.C., and grew up playing club soccer with Bethesda-Olney United. In college, he played for Syracuse University where he led the Orange to their first NCAA. 

Tournament appearance since 2006 and earned All-American honors as a sophomore while helping lead Syracuse to back-to-back Big East Conference titles. 

After graduating from Syracuse with a degree in business administration, Mike signed with Old Glory DC ahead of the inaugural season of the NWSL in 2020 and has been an important part of their midfield ever since scoring 32 points (23 Apps) over the course of his three seasons.

Their thus far including leading them to victory in both 2019 NWSL Championship Game against Portland Thorns FC and 2020 CONCACAF Champions League Final against Mexican side Club Necaxa.

This made Old Glory DC only team to win two continental championships consecutively – men’s UEFA Europa League (2018) & women’s FIFA Womens World Cup Canada 2019™).

Mike currently plays for United States Men’s National Team Under 23 Side competing at this year’s Olympic Games Qualifying tournament finishing top scorer having scored 5 goals so far en route qualifying America for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

5. Doug Fraser

Doug Fraser was born on May 9, 1992 in Belleville, Ontario. He attended Ladysmith Secondary and played rugby union for the University of Victoria before joining Old Glory DC in 2016.

Doug is a versatile centre who has also played as a winger for both Castaway Wanderers and Old Glory DC during his amateur career. Doug made his senior debut with Old Glory DC in 2018 and is currently playing for the club's premier team.

Doug Fraser is a Canadian soccer player who has played for various teams in the country and internationally. He started his career with provincial side BC Bears, before moving on to play for the national team. In 2019, he joined Austin Elite, a professional team in the United States.

Doug is known as an attacking midfielder and has scored several goals during his career so far. He is currently playing for Provincial / State sides and hoping to represent Canada at international level again soon.

6. Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell is a rugby union player who has represented Canada at the international level. He first played for James Bay AA in 2015 and went on to represent them at the senior level in 2019-2020.

Luke Campbell is known for his strong defense and accurate kicking game, which has seen him score many points over the years. 

In 2020, he signed with Old Glory DC where he will continue playing rugby professionally Luke Campbell is a professional Canadian football player who currently plays for the Toronto Arrows in the Canadian Football League.

Campbell has played for provincial and state sides over the course of his career, including playing for BC Bears in 2016 and 2017 before being drafted to Canada's U20 team in 2018. 

He made his debut with Canada Selects during their 2019 World Bowl qualifying campaign, amassing 14 points on 5 apps. The 26-year-old Campbell is entering his seventh year with the Toronto Arrows after originally joining them as an undrafted free agent back in 2014.

7. Danny Tusitala

Danny Tusitala

Danny Tusitala is a rugby union player who currently plays for Old Glory DC. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand and attended Kelston Boys' High School.

Danny started playing rugby at an early age and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually joining Hawke's Bay Rugby Union as a half-back. His senior career has been successful so far; he has played 60 games for Hawke's Bay and scored 21 tries.

In September 2017, Danny signed with Old Glory DC of the USA Pro 14 competition ahead of their inaugural season in 2018. Outside of rugby, Danny enjoys spending time with his family and friends during spare time.

Tusitala is a versatile back who can play both inside and outside centre.

He made his debut for Samoa in 2016, playing against Tonga. Tusitala has represented Auckland at provincial level since 2018 and was part of the side that won the national championship this year. Tusitala will be looking to impress at the 2020 Olympic Sevens tournament in Tokyo, where he is one of Samoa's key players.

8. Renata Roberts-Tenana

Renata Roberts-Tenana Career

  • 2018–2019, 2021: Northland
  • 2020: Old Glory DC

Renata Roberts-Tenana is a New Zealand rugby union player who has played for the Waikato Bay of Plenty and Auckland Blues. She made her international debut for the NZ women's national team in 2016, playing against Australia.

Roberts-Tenana was also part of the side that won silver at the Women's Rugby World Cup in France in 2017. The winger is known for her speed and attacking play, and has been praised as one of the best up-and-coming players in world rugby Union.

Renata will be looking to cement her place on the international scene when she features for New Zealand during their tour to Europe later this year Renata Roberts-Tenana is a fullback and centre for Northland. She has represented New Zealand at under-19 level and made her full international debut in 2018 against Fiji.

Renata was named the Women's Rugby League World Cup Player of the Tournament after scoring five tries during Group B play, including two in their final game against England to help her side make it through to the quarter finals where they were defeated by Australia. 

In 2019 she played 13 games for Northland, averaging 15 points per game as they finished bottom of the Premier Division table; however she helped them earn promotion as Fullback/Centre of Old Glory DC in 2020, scoring 75 points over 35 appearances.

Renata works as an account executive for a financial services company and also volunteers with Special Olympics Auckland - helping to raise awareness and funds for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Also Played For: major league rugby

9. Cory Daniel

Cory Daniel

Cory Daniel is a kicker for Old Glory DC RFC. He was born in Washington, D.C., and played soccer before switching to football as a junior at Bishop McNamara High School in Arlington, Virginia.

After graduating from high school, he attended Richmond University where he helped lead the Spiders to an FCS national title game appearance in 2016 before transferring to Navy for his senior season.

Daniel made two field goals against Army during his collegiate career and finished with 97 points on 18 kickoffs over 43 games (41 starts). 

He signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft but was waived shortly after arriving on campus due to injury concerns; he was later signed by the San Francisco 49ers but cut just weeks into training camp again due to injury woes..

In December of that year, Daniel joined Old Glory DC RFC where he has since kicked three field goals in six tries while also averaging 22 yards per punt on eight attempts; both totals are team highs. Cory Daniel is a Scottish rugby union player who plays as a fly-half. 

He has played for both Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors, before joining Major League Rugby in 2022. In his first season with the league, Cory was named Player of the Year, and helped lead the team to their 6th-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

Cory has also been capped by Scotland at the international level, making his debut in 2018 against France. Outside of rugby, Cory is studying Sports Science at Napier University College in Scotland, where he plans on graduating with high honours next year.

10. Apisai Naikatini

Apisai Naikatini Career

  • 2006–07: Northern United RFC
  • 2017–18: Johnsonville RFC
  • 2010–2013: Toyota Verblitz
  • 2013–2014: CA Brive
  • 2014: SU Agen
  • 2016–17: R.C. Aubenas Vals
  • 2019: Seattle Seawolves
  • 2020: Old Glory DC
  • 2020:  London Royals (loan)
  • 2006–2013: Wellington
  • 2019: Waikato
  • 2011–2012: Hurricanes
  • 2012–14: Fiji

Apisai Naikatini was born in Fiji on April 4, 1985. He first played rugby union at Northern United RFC and Johnsonville RFC as a lock before moving to Old Glory DC in 2017.

Naikatini has represented Fiji at international level since 2010 and is currently their captain. His achievements include two caps for the World Rugby Sevens Series (2012-13) and five appearances for the Oceania Nations Cup (2013, 2016-17, 2018).

In terms of club rugby he has also featured for Auckland Blues (2015), Melbourne Rising (2018), Saracens FC London Wasps RFC (2017) and Bristol Bears RC(2016). Apisai Naikatini is a rugby league footballer who plays for the Toyota Verblitz in Japan's Top League.

Naikatini has represented Tonga internationally at junior level, and made his full international debut for the country in 2016. He was born in Samoa but moved to Australia as a child, before moving to Japan when he was aged 18 years old. 

In 2017, Naikatini won the Best Forward Award at the Golden Boot Awards after scoring 21 tries in 26 appearances for Toyota Verblitz that season.

He joined Brive from SU Agen ahead of the 2018-19 season, and played 14 matches for them before joining RCD Aubenas Vals on loan midway through 2019 campaign. Making 8 appearances and scoring 4 tries during his time with RCD Aubenas Vals. 

On 12 January 2020, it was announced that Naikatini had signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Seattle Seawolves starting from February 2020.

11. Hannibal Vaivao

Hannibal Vaivao Career

  • 2011: Washington DC Slayers
  • 2010: Northern Virginia Eagles

Hannibal Vaivao was born on March 21, 1987 in Long Beach, California. He is 188 cm tall and weighs 120 kg. He began his career as a rugby player before moving to MMA in 2010.

In 2013 he won the Bellator Heavyweight Championship by defeating Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision at Bellator 69 event. 

After defending his title against Chael Sonnen at Bellator 148 event, he vacated it due to an injury sustained during training camp for UFC Fight Night 105 bout against Trevor Smith which he lost by TKO (strikes).

Since then, Hannibal has fought three times in the UFC but all of them have ended in losses - against Andrei Arlovski (by KO), Travis Browne (by submission) and Derrick Lewis (in a controversial split decision).

He will next compete at UFC 230 where he faces Frank Mir Hannibal Vaivao is a 6'10" forward from Samoa who played college basketball at Southern Utah.

Vaivao was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft by Washington DC Slayers, but he never made an appearance for them due to injury. In 2013, Vaivao signed with Northern Virginia Eagles and has since become one of their most important players; he averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game last season. 

Hannibal's biggest goal is to play in the Olympics; Fiji currently holds his international eligibility so they are his prime target heading into next year's draft process.

If all goes according to plan, Hannibal will make his debut with USA Basketball at this summer's World Cup qualifiers which start on August 30th in San Antonio (Vaivao will be playing for FIBA Americas).

12. Jamie Dever

Jamie Dever Career

  • 2016-2017: Buccaneers RFC
  • 2017: Cambridge
  • 2018–2019: Houston Sabercats
  • 2020: San Diego Legion
  • 2021: Old Glory DC
  • 2021-2022: London Irish
  • 2014–2017: Connacht
  • 2012: Ireland U20

Jamie Dever is a 29-year-old prop from Westport, Ireland. He made his professional rugby union debut for Buccaneers RFC in 2017 and has since played for Cambridge University in England.

Jamie enjoyed great success at the youth level with Westport RFC, winning numerous accolades including an All-Ireland Championship medal in 2012. 

In 2016, he joined the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the United Soccer League (USL) on a two-year contract as a player/coach before returning to study commerce at Rice College in Houston, Texas later that year.

Jamie is currently studying commerce management while continuing to play club rugby for Cambridge University Rugby Club where he was captain last season and helped them win back-to-back national championships in 2018 & 2019 respectively. 

Jamie Dever is a professional rugby player who plays for the Houston Sabercats. In 2018, he was named to the team's starting lineup for their inaugural season in Major League Rugby.

He has also represented Ireland at the under-20 level and played in one international game. Jamie Dever is originally from Connacht but now resides in San Diego, California with his wife and two young children. 

He loves spending time outside playing sports with his family and friends; including golfing, surfing, skiing, and kayaking whenever possible. 

Jamie Dever is an ambitious person who hopes to continue playing professional rugby well into his 30s.

13. Callum Gibbins

Callum Gibbins Career

  • 2017–18: Stirling County
  • 2018–20: Glasgow Hawks
  • 2017–20: Glasgow Warriors
  • 2020: Old Glory DC
  • 2009–17: Manawatu
  • 2015–17: Hurricanes

Callum Gibbins is a flanker who has played for both Stirling County and Glasgow Hawks in Scotland. Gibbins started playing rugby at Inglewood High School before going on to play for Massey University and then, later, Stirling County.

In his senior career, Gibbins has made over 120 appearances for both sides and scored over 1,000 points in the process. The 34-year-old Callum Gibbins will be departing from Scottish club side Glascow Hawk at the end of the season and he is currently eyeing up offers from overseas clubs as he seeks to continue his professional rugby career.

Callum Gibbins is a scrum-half who has played for Glasgow Warriors and the Hurricanes in Super Rugby. He made his debut for Glasgow against Munster in November 2013, and went on to make 25 appearances for the club over two seasons before joining the Hurricanes in 2015. 

Gibbins was part of Scotland's squad at the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship, helping them win a silver medal as he started all three of their matches at fly-half.

His first season with the Hurricanes saw him score 15 points from 25 apps, helping them qualify for the playoffs where they were beaten by Chiefs in the semi-finals. 

In 2016 Gibbins increased his point tally to 47 from 27 appaers as he helped guide Wellington to their first ever campaign in Super Rugby’s top flight – finishing fifth overall onthe table after losing their final game against Crusaders.

14. Ciaran Hearn

Ciaran Hearn Career

  • First Value: Second Value
  • 2015–2019: London Irish
  • 2020–2021: Old Glory DC
  • 2012: The Rock
  • 2008–2019: Canada

Ciaran Hearn was born on December 30, 1985 in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland. He played rugby union for Castaway Wanderers and Baymen Rugby Club from 2007 to 2019 before joining London Irish in 2020.

Hearn has made over 350 appearances for his club and country, scoring 14 tries during his career so far. Ciaran Hearn is a forward who mainly plays as a winger or centre but can also fill in at full back if needed.

Ciaran Hearn is a rugby sevens player for Canada. He has represented Canada at the Pan American Games in 2011 and played on the team that won the competition. Ciaran Hearn currently plays with The Rock Rugby Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2018 he was named Player of the Year by Canadian Rugby News Magazine after being one of the most consistent players over that season.

He has also been selected to play for Canada's national side at two World Cups (2013 and 2019) as well as three Olympic Games (2008, 2012 and 2016).

15. Mungo Mason

Mungo Mason Career

  • 2017–2018: Chicago Lions
  • 2019: Bay of Plenty Ngawha
  • 2018: San Diego Legion
  • 2018–2019: Edinburgh
  • 2020–2021: Old Glory DC
  • 2020: Warringah Rats
  • 2022: Zimbabwe Goshawks
  • 2018–2019: Scotland

Mason was born in Carluke, Scotland on 4 October 1995. Mason played rugby union for Bay of Plenty Ngawha and Chicago Lions as a flanker before signing with Zimbabwe Goshawks ahead of the 2019 season.

Mason is 1 metre 82 centimetres (6 feet 2 inches) tall and weighs 218 pounds (99 kilograms). Mason studied law at University of Waikato before starting his professional rugby career with Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2018.

Mason made his international debut for Zimbabwe Goshawks against Kenya on 14 March 2019, scoring a try in their 87–0 victory. Mungo Mason is a lock for the England Rugby Sevens team. He was born in Zimbabwe and moved to England as a child.

Mason played rugby at university in his home country before moving to Scotland to play professionally with Edinburgh RFC He made his international debut for England in 2018 and has since been a regular member of the squad. 

Mason is also an accomplished representative player, having represented his country at Under-20, Under-23, and senior levels In 2019 he won gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with Team GB 7s side and was named most valuable player of the tournament.

Mungo Mason’s speed, power, strength and agility make him a dangerous attacker on both sides of the scrum Mungofest.

16. Osea Kolinisau

Osea Kolinisau Career

  • 2017–2020: Houston SaberCats
  • 2021: Old Glory DC 2
  • Correct as of 10 July 2021
  • 2008–2017: Fiji sevens

Osea Kolinisau is a wing and fullback who has played for the Houston SaberCats in the USA Pro Rugby League. Kolinisau was born on Fiji's Suva Island in 1985 and began playing rugby union at age seven.

He moved to Australia to play for Sydney University Blues before signing with Houston SaberCats ahead of the 2017 season. 

In his first year with Houston SaberCats, he made 24 appearances (35 points) and helped them reach the playoffs as runners-up behind San Francisco Golden Gate Rising Force.

In 2020, Kolinisau announced that he would be leaving HoustonSaberCats after two seasons to join Old Glory DC in Europe where they compete in the PRO14 competition. 

Osea Kolinisau is a rugby sevens player for Fiji who competed in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Kolinisau was born on 17 November 1992 in Suva, Fiji and first played rugby at an early age with his schoolmates.

He made his international debut for Fiji during the 2013 IRB Sevens World Series tournament where he helped the team to fifth place overall.

In 2015, Kolinisau once again represented Fiji at the IRB Sevens World Series and helped them reach third place behind Scotland and New Zealand before bowing out of competition at the semi-final stage in London.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kolinisau helped qualify Fiji for their first-ever Olympic Rugby Tournament by leading them to fourth place during qualification playdowns ahead of teams such as Kenya, Portugal, and Spain among others.

Kolinisau had a successful tournament helping Fiji win their group alongside Wales (twice), Russia, and Canada but were defeated 38–17 by eventual gold medallists Great Britain in straight sets.

After being crowned world champions following victory over England 15–12 in Wellington on 6 July 2017, Osea will be looking forward to competing at next year's Tokyo Paralympics.

17. Dylan Pieterse

Dylan Pieterse Career

  • 2011: Golden Lions
  • 2014–2015: Pumas
  • 2016: Force
  • 2015: Witbank Ferros
  • 2016: Cottesloe
  • 2016: Eastern Province Kings
  • 2017: Boland Cavaliers
  • 2019: Austin Elite
  • 2019: Leopards
  • 2020: Old Glory DC

Dylan Pieterse is a lock and flanker who currently plays for the Leopards in the Super Rugby competition. He made his debut for the Golden Lions in 2011, before joining Pumas in 2014.

Pieterse has been an influential player for both teams, helping them to success on several occasions. He was also part of South Africa's under-20 squad that won silver at the World Championships in 2013.

In all, Dylan Pieterse has played 48 times for his national side, scoring eight tries and making 21 points offthe bench (all statistics correct as of 14 February 2018). 

Outside of rugby union, Pieterse studied Business at King Edward VII School and hopes to start working in finance after he retires from playing rugby professionally Pieterse is a South African rugby union player who currently plays for Eastern Province Kings in the Currie Cup.

Pieterse made his debut for Eastern Province Kings in 2016 and has since played a total of five matches for the team. Pieterse represented Witbank Ferros at amateur level from 2014 to 2015, before moving on to play for Cottesloe in 2016 and 2017. 

Pieterse made his senior debut for Eastern Province Kings during the 2018 Currie Cup season and has since appeared in five matches overall; four as part of their domestic campaign and one during the 2019 Africa 2 Division 1 tournament.

Pieterse is also eligible to represent South Africa internationally, having already earned caps at U20 level (2015) and U21 level (2016). He is expected to join up with the Springboks later this year ahead of their tour of Argentina.

18. Andrew Douglas

Andrew Douglas

Douglas was born in Waikato, New Zealand and has been involved with rugby union since a young age. After coaching for several years he took the reins of Old Glory DC in 2008 and helped them to win their first ever division title.

He continued his role as head coach until 2011 when he left to take up a new position elsewhere in the country. Douglas is now back at Old Glory DC as assistant coach and looks forward to helping them maintain their success Andrew Douglas was born on July 9, 1996 in Hamilton, New Zealand.

He started playing rugby at the age of six and quickly developed a love for the game. In 2012, he joined Waikato Rugby Union as an assistant coach under then-head coach Dave Rennie and helped lead them to victory in both their premier club competition - the Mitre 10 Cup - and their first ever national title, the Air New Zealand Cup.

In 2017, Andrew moved up to become head coach of Waikato's senior team and led them to another league championship before being named Assistant Coach of New Zealand Schools for 2018–2019 season. 

This year saw him take over as Head Coach of Biella Rugby Club in Italy after they were promoted from Serie B during preseason camp earlier this year and so far things are going well with his side currently sitting top of Serie C1 table with 5 wins out of 6 matches played so far.

19. William Talataina

William Talataina Career

  • 2017: Southland
  • 2020: Auckland
  • 2022: Old Glory DC
  • 2018: Samoa U20

William Talataina was born on 5 August 1995 in Samoa. He is a centre and has played for the Samoan national team since 2016. His senior career began with Manu Samoa in the 2013 IRB Nations Cup and continued with Auckland Blues in Super Rugby from 2014 to 2017.

In 2018, he joined Italian side Zebre ahead of their European Challenge Cup campaign which they eventually won. 

Talataina has been praised for his powerful running and ball-carrying ability, as well as his trademark offloadings down the left wing; during his time at Auckland Blues he became one of only six players ever to score five tries in a game (against Otago).

After leaving Italy at the end of season, Talataina will join French Top 14 club Racing 92 ahead of their 2019/20 campaign William Talataina was a member of the Samoa U20 team that competed at the World Rugby Under 20 Championships in France this past year. 

He has been playing rugby since he was very young and is now considered one of the best players in his country.

William is an extremely hard worker on and off the field, always putting everything into what he does both on and off the pitch. His quick feet and strong tackling make him a force to be reckoned with on either side of the ball, no matter who he's playing against. 

With so much talent available in Samoa, it will be exciting to see how William develops over time as he continues to play top-level rugby internationally.

20. Facundo Gattas

Facundo Gattas Career

  • 2018−2020: Hindu
  • 2021: Peñarol
  • 2022: Old Glory DC
  • 2014−2015: Uruguay Under 20
  • 2016–present: Uruguay

Facundo Gattas is a rugby union player who currently plays for Hindu in the South African provincial competition. He was born in Uruguay and started playing rugby at an early age, eventually joining his hometown team Montevideo Wanderers.

In 2018 he made his first-class debut for Hindu, scoring 10 points on 21 appearances over two seasons. Gattas has also represented Uruguay at international level, making his debut in 2016 against Brazil and appearing twice more that year before being called up to the Americas Rugby Championship squad later that year.

Uruguay at the World Cup qualifiers campaign, starting with their opening match against Chile on 9 June before coming off the bench against Peru two days later and finishing off their group stage campaign with a 25-10 victory over Argentina on 17 June. 

After impressing during Uruguay’s qualifying campaigns Facundo is now looking forward to representing his country at international tournaments such as The Rugby Championships 2020 where they will face England, Wales and Ireland amongst others Facundo Gattas is an Uruguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Peñarol.

He made his debut in the Primera División Argentina in 2016, playing against Racing Club de Avellaneda and was named man of the match.

He has also played for clubs such as Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Lanús, Atlético Madrid and Valencia CF., scoring goals at all these clubs except for Atlético Madrid where he spent most of his time on loan from Lanus. 

His international career began with Uruguay U20s in 2014 and since then he has made over 40 appearances for them, scoring 16 goals including two during qualification campaign to the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Which Uruguay reached as group winners with Gattas netting twice against Switzerland and Costa Rica respectively (1-0 away win followed by 4-2 home victory).

Despite being only 23 years old Facundo Gattas is one of the senior players within Uruguay's squad ahead of their upcoming qualifiers against Chile (on 10 October) and Brazil (on 6 November).

21. Rohan Saifoloi

Rohan Saifoloi Career

  • 2014: Tasman
  • 2015: Greater Sydney Rams
  • 2017: Sydney
  • 2018: NSW Country Eagles
  • 2019: Queensland Country
  • 2022: Old Glory DC
  • 2011: Australia U20

Rohan Saifoloi is a fly-half who has played for both Tasman and Greater Sydney Rams in the Mitre 10 Cup. He made his first grade debut for Tasman in 2014 and scored two tries during their season.

In 2015, he joined Greater Sydney Rams and led them to the minor premiership before being named as captain of Samoa’s under 20 side at the World Rugby Junior Championships in Italy later that year.

Rohan is also an avid basketball player, having represented Samoa at Under 19 level and captaining their senior team on several occasions Rohan Saifoloi is a talented rugby league footballer who has been playing for the Sydney 7's since 2017.

He was born in Queensland but moved to Sydney with his family when he was young and started playing rugby league there. In 2018, he joined the NSW Country Eagles and helped them win the Premiership that year. 

He is currently signed to Old Glory DC and looks set to continue his successful career in Australian Rugby League competition moving forward.

22. Jake Ilnicki

Jake Ilnicki Career

  • 2014-2015: Eastern Suburbs
  • 2014: NSW Country Eagles
  • 2016: San Diego Breakers
  • 2016: Manawatu
  • 2016-2017: Northampton Saints
  • 2017-2018: Newcastle Falcons
  • 2018: Yorkshire Carnegie
  • 2019-2021: Seattle Seawolves
  • 2022-: Old Glory DC
  • 2012: Canada U20
  • 2013: Canada

Jake Ilnicki is a rugby union prop who has been playing professionally since 2016. He began his career with Eastern Suburbs in 2014 and played for them until 2017 when he joined the Sydney-based side Waratahs.

Jake finished the 2018 season with the Western Force and is currently looking to extend his contract with them for next year.

 Jake has represented Canada at the Under 20 level and was part of their World Cup squad in 2015 where they reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out by England.

His father, George, also played professional rugby league as a fullback for several teams including Canberra Raiders, Melbourne Storm, and Newcastle Knights between 1985-1994).

 Jake married fellow Australian soccer player Emily van Egmond in February 2019 Jake Ilnicki is a professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Newcastle Falcons in the Super League.

Jake was born on the 6th of July, 1995 in Townsville, Queensland, and played his junior Rugby League for the Norths Devils before making his first-grade debut with the Brisbane Broncos in 2015. 

In 2018, Jake moved to England to join English side Hull Fc where he made 17 appearances scoring 2 tries during his two seasons at The KCOM Stadium. 

On 23rd August 2019, it was announced that Jake had signed a 3-year deal with Premiership side San Diego Breakers ahead of their inaugural season in 2020 which kicks off on Saturday 9th April against Seattle Seawolves at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Jake has represented Australia at under 20's level and captained both Queensland State of Origin sides (2016 & 2017) as well as winning back-to-back Australian Captains’ Shields (2018&2019). 

He also won a title with the National Rugby Championship club Melbourne Rebels earlier this year. Jake is an exciting young player who will be looking to take SAN DIEGO BREAKERS all the way this season.

23. Paul Sheehy

Paul Sheehy Career

  • 1991–93: Washington RFC
  • 1991–1992: United States

Paul Sheehy was born in Washington, D.C., on August 14, 1963. He began playing rugby union at the age of 12 and made his full international debut for Ireland in 1987.

Paul Sheehy played for many top teams during his career including Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Bath Rugby. He retired from professional rugby in 2007 after 18 years playing professionally with Bath Rugby and 67 appearances for Ireland altogether.

In 2008 he became Head Coach of Terenure College RFC where he still works as a coach today Paul Sheehy played soccer for Gonzaga High School. 

He was a member of the United States Men's National Soccer Team from 1991-1992 and 1996-1997. In between his time with the USMNT, Sheehy played for Red Ruggers in Washington, D.C.

After retiring from professional soccer, Sheehy coached youth teams before becoming head coach at Seattle Christian Academy in 2008. As of 2018, Paul is currently coaching alongside his father at Bellevue University in Nebraska as an assistant coach on their men's varsity team.

24. Rob Irimescu

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Cory Daniel is a kicker for Old Glory DC RFC. He was born in Washington, D.C., and played soccer before switching to football as a junior at Bishop McNamara High School in Arlington, Virginia.

After graduating from high school, he attended Richmond University where he helped lead the Spiders to an FCS national title game appearance in 2016 before transferring to Navy for his senior season.

Daniel made two field goals against Army during his collegiate career and finished with 97 points on 18 kickoffs over 43 games (41 starts). 

He signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft but was waived shortly after arriving on campus due to injury concerns; he was later signed by the San Francisco 49ers but cut just weeks into training camp again due to injury woes..

In December of that year, Daniel joined Old Glory DC RFC where he has since kicked three field goals in six tries while also averaging 22 yards per punt on eight attempts; both totals are team highs. Cory Daniel is a Scottish rugby union player who plays as a fly-half. 

He has played for both Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors, before joining Major League Rugby in 2022. In his first season with the league, Cory was named Player of the Year, and helped lead the team to their 6th-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

Cory has also been capped by Scotland at the international level, making his debut in 2018 against France. Outside of rugby, Cory is studying Sports Science at Napier University College in Scotland, where he plans on graduating with high honours next year.

25. Stan South

Stan South Career

  • 2014–2019: Harlequins
  • 2019: Exeter Chiefs
  • 2020: Edinburgh
  • 2020–2021: Brive
  • 2021: Old Glory DC
  • 2016: England U20

Stan South is a 26-year-old lock for Old Glory DC. He attended Whitgift School and then John McGlashan College, both in Southampton, England. 

Stan played rugby union for his school and college teams before moving to the professional level in 2018 with Old Glory DC of the USA Rugby Premiership Division 2 league.

In 2019 he made the move up to the Premiership division with Old Glory DC and has since been an important player on their roster; scoring six tries in thirty appearances so far this season. 

Stan is known for his strength at the lineout as well as his ability to create opportunities for himself or others with some quick footwork - making him a difficult opponent to stop once he gets into open space on the pitch.

Stan South is a rugby union player who has played for Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs. He joined the Exeter Chiefs in 2018 and made his debut that same year against Gloucester Rugby. 

Stan South has represented England at U20 level, scoring 10 tries in 7 appearances between 2016-2018. He currently plays for Edinburgh in the Scottish Premiership where he has scored 9 tries in 30 appearances so far this season. 

Stan South is considered to be one of the up and coming players in Premiership Rugby, with many predicting great things from him in the future.

26. Nick Kuhl

Nick Kuhl Career

  • 2010-14: Salisbury Sharks
  • 2019-present: Old Glory DC

Nick Kuhl is a rugby union player who was born and raised in Pasadena, Maryland. He attended Archbishop Spalding High School before transferring to Salisbury University where he played for the Tigers rugby team.

Nick has represented his country at international level on several occasions, playing in both the Under-18 and Under-20 World Cups as well as the Six Nations Championship. 

In May 2018, Kuhl was named in USA Rugby's Men’s Eagles squad for their tour of Portugal and Spain later that year.

As part of his involvement with the Men’s Eagles program, Nick will also join Eddie Jones' staff as an assistant coach for their 2019 summer training camp preparations which is set to take place from July 11 - August 1st in Santa Barbara, California.

Outside of rugby union, Nick enjoys spending time with family and friends outdoors activities such as hiking and cycling Nick Kuhl is a full back who played for the Salisbury Sharks in England before moving to the United States and playing for Old Glory DC.

Kuhl has represented America at youth international level, including playing in the U-20 World Cup where he helped his side reach the semi final stage. Kuhl made his senior debut with Old Glory DC earlier this year and has since shown great promise as a defensive midfielder.

27. Alex Maughan

Alex Maughan Career

  • 2015–2019: Life University
  • 2019: 404 Rugby
  • 2019: Rugby ATL
  • 2019: New Orleans Gold (loan)
  • 2016: United States U23
  • 2016: USA Selects
  • 2017: United States

Alex Maughan is a 27-year-old prop who currently plays for Rugby ATL. He played college rugby at Life University and had a successful amateur career with 404 Rugby.

Alex is tall and stocky, making him an effective scrummager and prop carrier. Alex has represented the United States on an international level, playing in the Americas Pacific Challenge in 2017 and 2018 as well as the 2019 IRB World Cup Qualifier against Uruguay.

Alex is known for his strong work ethic both on and off the field; he regularly trains two times a week during rugby season to maintain his fitness levels. 

Alex's focus remains firmly fixed on rugby; he enjoys nothing more than putting himself through tough training sessions to improve his skills as a player." Alex Maughan is a professional rugby player who currently plays for Rugby ATL in the USA.

Alex has represented the United States at the U23 level and was part of their victorious World Cup campaign in 2016. He joined New Orleans Gold on loan from his parent club Rugby Atl this season and has so far made 5 appearances for them - scoring 3 tries during that time. 

Alex is an athletic forward with excellent ball-carrying ability, which makes him difficult to stop once he gets going downfield. With over 100 caps to his name internationally, Alex is one of the most experienced players in American rugby today - and he's not about to let up any time soon.

Final Words

. . Old Glory DC Rugby Football Club is a professional rugby union team that calls the nation’s capital home. The club has produced some of the best players in American and international rugby, including All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, Wallabies legend George Smith and current Eagles Sevens head coach Dean Ryan.

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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