Shreveport Rugby Football Club

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Shreveport Rugby
Shreveport Rugby Logo.jpg
Full name Shreveport Rugby Football
Union USA Rugby
Founded 1977
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
Ground(s) A.C. Steere Park (Capacity: 1500)
League(s) Texas Geographical Union
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
shreveportrugbyclub.com

The Shreveport Rugby Football Club is a men's rugby union team based in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. The club competes in and is governed by the Texas Geographical Union (GU) and USA Rugby.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1977, the Shreveport Rugby Football Club is a member of the Texas Geographical Union and travels to tournaments throughout the Southeastern United States. SRFC moved up from the Division II level to Division I. Shreveport Rugby will play clubs in Texas such as: Dallas Harlequins, Dallas Reds, Huns Rugby, Houston Area Rugby Club, and the Austin Brats. The club will also play other clubs from Louisiana and surrounding states such as Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Jackson.

Current players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.

Player Position Union
Christopher DeMary Hooker United States United States
Kayne O'Neal Hooker United States United States
Mike Ling Hooker United States United States
Christopher Wiggins Prop United States United States
Chad Lester Prop United States United States
Matthew Martin Prop United States United States
Matt Burnett Prop United States United States
Larry Merchant Prop United States United States
Colin Roberts Prop United States United States
Patrick Molet Prop United States United States
Daniel Zanelotti Lock United States United States
Chris Ranly Lock United States United States
Steven Mabry Flanker United States United States
Anthony Gregory Flanker United States United States
James DeMoss Flanker United States United States
Colin Chamberlain Flanker United States United States
Drew Tomsak Flanker United States United States
Eric Hammons Flanker United States United States
Kevin Wiggins Number 8 United States United States
Hal Struckman Lock United States United States
William Wood Number 8 United States United States
Player Position Union
Kelly Irvin Scrum-half United States United States
Brandon Trant Fly-half United States United States
David Burleigh (Fake Burley) Fly-half United States United States
Mark Burley Centre United States United States
Josh Jones Centre United States United States
Jason Brown Centre United States United States
Scott Moody Centre United States United States
Timothy Siegmund Centre United States United States
Mario Vaiese Wing United States United States
Alex Kennedy Wing United States United States
Ryan Hammond Wing United States United States
Dillon LaFaver Wing United States United States
Patrick Walker Wing United States United States
Jason Brown Wing United States United States
David Burleigh Fullback United States United States
Ivor Reynolds Fullback Ireland Ireland

Notable alumni players[edit]

Other internationally capped players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Year Coach Nationality Overall Record Conference Record
1977 0-3 n/a
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984 Jim Dickenson United States
1985 Gary Kennedy United States
1988 John Cush United States
2001 Nigel Cookson England 10-3 5-3
2003 Darren Scott New Zealand 13-1 7-1
2007 John Hammons United States 12-2 6-2
2008 Fred Graham England
2009 Steve Timmons United States
2010 David Trueblood United States 2-8
2011 Drew Tomsak United States n/a
Total conference championships 25 Total conference championships 25

Alumni players[edit]

Name Nationality Position Years Occupation
Charles Black[disambiguation needed] United States Prop 1977–1985
Mike Allen United States Wing 1980–1981
Craig Anfinson United States 1980
Jeff Batten United States 1980
Shawn Blankenship United States 1980
Eddie Byrd United States 1980
Bill Gallien United States Center 1980
Larry Kennedy United States prop 1980 Businessman
Stacy Dart England Wing/Flanker 1989–2005 Banker
Chris Giannetti United States Second Row 1995–2003 IT Manager
Jason Brown United States FL/FH/FB 1989–Present Attorney
Bob Tracy United States Flnkr/SR/Prop 1986–1990 Geospatial Aspect Trainer
Charles McIntyre Australia Utility Back/FL 2002-???? Teacher

Sponsorship[edit]

Shreveport Rugby Football Club benefits from several large sponsors in the Shreveport/Bossier City area.

References[edit]

External links[edit]