Colin Hawley

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Colin Hawley
Ashley-Cooper try against USA 2011 RWC.jpg
Colin Hawley watches as Adam Ashley-Cooper crosses over for a try during the World Cup
Date of birth (1987-04-10) April 10, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birthTrowbridge, California, U.S.
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
Occupation(s)Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014-present Olympic Club RFC ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009- present  United States 7 (5) 1t
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2010–2013  United States 26 (175) 35t
Correct as of February 16, 2014

Colin Hawley (born April 10, 1987 in Trowbridge, California) is an American rugby union wing.

Hawley was brought into the USA Eagles Player Pool, and began playing for the US national team while he was still in college. He made his test debut against Georgia in June 2009. He also played with the USA national rugby union team on their 2010 Autumn tour. Hawley played for the US National Team in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[1]

Hawley has played with the US national sevens team in several tournaments. US national sevens team Captain Chris Wyles has called Hawley "the next big thing" in USA rugby.[2] Hawley signed a contract to play for the US national rugby sevens team in January 2012, and had been a full-time player under contract for the US since then.

Youth and college rugby[edit]

Hawley grew up in East Nicolaus, a rural area outside Sacramento, California. He attended Jesuit High School (Sacramento), playing both rugby and basketball. He was mentored by teammate Louis Stanfill.[3]

Hawley was named to the Collegiate All-Americans (2007–2010) and team MVP (2007) while playing for the University of California Golden Bears which won the NCAA Rugby National Championship in 2010.[4] Hawley played for Cal in the 2010 Collegiate Rugby Championship, helping lead the team to the finals, and was selected to the All-Tournament Team.[5]

Hawley graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010 with a degree in Political Science.[6]


Colin's father Loren Hawley, who died in April 2008 due to throat cancer, was also a rugby player for the California Golden Bears from 1962–1965.[7][8] In speaking of his father during a 2009 interview, Hawley said, "I went to Jesuit and played rugby because my dad and all his friends played at Cal. From there he was my personal rugby guru. He couldn’t talk so he would write pages of notes on his take of the game and what I needed to do. After every game he would come over and ask me what I thought, then he would give his insights. He was a great teacher and coach."[9][10][11][12]

Hawley's mother, Rita Currie, is from Phoenix, AZ.

Hawley has a brother Garrett, who played for the San Francisco Golden Gate under-23 side.

Colin also has a half brother named Jason Everitt.

Competition history[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Colin Hawley | Rugby Union | Players and Officials". ESPN.
  2. ^ "Paki's Corner: Colin Hawley in the Danger Zone".
  3. ^ "Universal Sports Rugby Coverage".
  4. ^ "Cal Bears Player Bios: Hawley".
  5. ^ Bleacher Report, College Rugby: Utah Upsets Cal To Win Sevens Title, June 7, 2010,
  6. ^ "Universal Sports Rugby Coverage".
  7. ^ Crumpacker, John (June 27, 2011). "Loren Hawley 1942–2008 'King of Lineouts' played at Cal". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  8. ^ "Loren Hawley and Mike White Inducted into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame".
  9. ^ "USA Rugby Men's National Team Player Profile: Colin Hawley". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011.
  10. ^ "Paki's Corner: Colin Hawley in the Danger Zone".
  11. ^ "USA Rugby Profiles: Colin Hawley".
  12. ^ "USA Eagles Q and A".
  13. ^ "Recognition Rolls in Following Rugby Bears' 2008 Title".
  14. ^ "Universal Sports Rugby Coverage".
  15. ^ "Universal Sports Rugby Coverage".
  16. ^ "Gold Coast News: Aussies need win over South Africa".

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