Phil Thiel

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Phillip Thiel
Full name Phillip Thiel
Date of birth (1984-10-29) October 29, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Traverse City, Michigan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 113 kg (249 lb; 17 st 11 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop, Hooker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Life University
Traverse Bay Blues RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Cinderford 9 10
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009-present United States 22 (5)
correct as of 22 June 2014.

Phillip Thiel (born 29 October 1984), is an American rugby union and former rugby league player who currently plays Rugby for Life RC in the United States Elite Cup. He plays both hooker and prop after his stint with the American Super League Club, Life University, he returned to Union in 2013. He was selected to tour with the United States national rugby union team, the Eagles, for the Autumn 2010 tour of Europe and most recently for the Autumn 2013 tour against the Maori All Blacks, Georgia and Russia. His debut with the Eagles was in November 2009 against Uruguay. He has 17 caps for the USA, 3 in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. A genuine person with a real grasp for humanity and a very fine beard.

After taking nearly 18 months off, Thiel returned to play for Life University for the 2013 Division 1 and Elite Cup Series[1] and was selected to represent Life University rugby at the Rugby Showdown against the Golden Lions as a member of the North American All-Stars before the event was canceled.[2] Thiel co-captained the USA Eagles Select team at the 2013 Americas Rugby Championship [3] where the Eagles finished second.[4]


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