USA Hawks

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USA Hawks
USAHawks.png
Union USA Rugby
Nickname(s) Hawks
Founded 2005
Coach(es) England Pete Steinberg
Captain(s) United States Matt Wyatt
Most caps Flag of the United States.svg Jason Kelly (4)
Most appearances Flag of the United States.svg Jason Kelly (4)
Top scorer Flag of the United States.svg Jason Kelly (34)
Team kit
First match
Canada West 98 - 0 Hawks
(20 May 2006)
Largest win
USA Falcons 22 - 33 Hawks
(24 May 2006)
Largest defeat
Canada West 98 - 0 Hawks
(20 May 2006)
Official website
www.narugby.com/thawks.html

The USA Hawks are one of two national representative rugby union teams from the United States that compete in the North America 4 Series.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Hawks were founded in 2005 by the NA4 Committee. The NA4 Committee is made up of the International Rugby Board, Rugby Canada and USA Rugby. The committee is charged with operating and financing the four North American teams (the others being the USA Falcons, Canada East, and Canada West. In 2008, however, each franchise will be sold and become privately owned.[1]

Inaugural Competition: 2006 North America 4 Series[edit]

The Hawks' first ever match occurred on 20 May 2006 during the inaugural NA 4 Series. They faced Canada West in pool play and were defeated 46-7. The Hawks earned their first win in their following match in the competition against the Falcons, defeating them 33-22. They finished the competition with a 1-4-0 record and had an average of 14 points scored and 46 points scored against per match.[2] Matt Wyatt of Philadelphia Whitemarsh RFC captained the squad during the inaugural campaign.

PARMA Select XV[edit]

The PARMA Select XV is the All-Star squad composed of the best players of the competition as determined by the Pan-American Rugby Media Association. Matt Potchad was the lone Hawk selection and was named as a reserve.

Current squad[edit]

The 2006 NA4 squad is as follows

References[edit]