Dan Power

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Dan Power
Power calling the 2018 MLR Finals for CBS Sports at Infinity Park, Denver, Colorado.jpg
Power calling the 2018 MLR Finals for CBS Sports at Infinity Park, Denver, Colorado
Birth nameDaniel Power
Date of birth (1983-01-06) 6 January 1983 (age 36)
Place of birthBrisbane, Australia
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg)
Rugby league career
Position(s) Fullback
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Carcassonne
New York AC
22 136
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 United States 12 (3)

Dan Power (born 1983) was an American rugby union player for the United States national rugby union team{[1] and current Rugby commentator.

Playing career[edit]

Power was born in Brisbane, Australia. He was a member of AS Carcassonne in the French Elite 1 League before joining the New York Athletic Clubs (NYAC) Rugby team that plays in the American Rugby Super League (RSL). He finished the 2009 season as the second highest points scorer in the competition and a unanimous choice as the league's best fullback.[2]

He debuted for the USA Eagles in 2009 against Argentina, and was in the player pool for the USA Eagles men's rugby team for the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.[3]

Power retired from rugby to attempt to pursue a career in the NFL as punter.[4][5][6]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Since 2012 he has been featured heavily as an on-air talent for both domestic and international rugby and has worked with ESPN, ESPNU, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, AOL, One World Sports, as well as a regular on The Rugby Channel. In 2016 Power was signed on as the voice of PRO Rugby and handled play by play duties for all television games, he was joined by a host of former USA Eagles including Louis Stanfill and Chad Erskine. The broadcasts were acclaimed domestically and internationally for their quality and professionalism and ushered in a new era for Rugby on television in America. In 2018 with the launch of Major League Rugby Power joined a group of commentators to call games on CBS Sports, ESPN+ and the AT&T Networks. Power was quickly promoted to the first choice caller for CBS Sports and called the majority of games for CBS including the Semi Finals and Championship game, making him the first commentator to call a professional rugby championship in America [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dan Power". Espnscrum.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. ^ Hardy, Ted. "USA Rugby Super League Playoff Preview". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. ^ "U-S- Men-s National Rugby Team Names its Player Pool for the Churchill Cup". Teamusa.org:443. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Unknown Robinson makes quick impression". Star Tribune. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has himself well covered". 6 October 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  6. ^ Brad Biggs. "Hester, Peppers, Briggs and Urlacher selected for Pro Bowl". Chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  7. ^ "MLR Unveils America's Championship Shield". Glendale Raptors. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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