Anthony Purpura

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Anthony Purpura
Tony Purpura Churchill Cup 2010 vs Russia.jpg
Full name Anthony Purpura
Date of birth (1986-11-11) November 11, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Lawrence, Massachusetts
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 118 kg (260 lb; 18 st 8 lb)
University University of Maine
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Mystic River Rugby Club
Boston Rugby Club
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010  United States 1 0

Anthony Purpura (born November 11, 1986, in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is an American rugby union player who prop for the USA Eagle XV side. He was selected to tour with the USA Eagles squad for the autumn 2010 tour of Europe. Purpura plays club rugby for Boston Rugby Club. His international debut in June 2010 was against Russia.

Other Club affiliations include University of Maine, Mystic River Rugby Club and Mid Canterbury of New Zealand.[1]


  1. ^ "Ex-UM star vying for Team USA". The Maine Campus: The University of Maine Student Newspaper. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 

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