Eric Fry

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Eric Fry
Eric Fry 2011.jpg
Full name Eric Fry
Date of birth (1987-09-14) September 14, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Davis, California, United States
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb; 18 st 13 lb)
School Jesuit High School (CA)
University University of California, Berkeley
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Las Vegas Blackjacks RFC
Old Boys University
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Scottish
Newcastle Falcons
Sacramento Express
Sporting Nazairien rugby
RC Vannes
Correct as of 21 February 2017
Current local club Sacramento Express
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011-present United States 41 (15)
Correct as of 12 November 2016

Eric Fry (born September 14, 1987 in Davis, CA) is an American rugby union player who plays prop. Fry plays for RC Vannes of the Pro D2 as a medical joker after starting the 2016/17 season with Saint-Nazaire of Fédérale 1, and previously played for Newcastle Falcons and London Scottish in the RFU Championship.[1] He can play either tighthead prop or loosehead prop, and is considered a strong scrummager with a high work rate.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fry played rugby in high school for Sacramento Jesuit, where he helped the school win the 2004 National High School Championship.[3] He played college rugby at Cal, where he was a four time All-American selection and won four national championships.[4]

Club career[edit]

Fry began playing for Old Boys University in 2012 in The Jubilee Cup.[5]

On July 17, 2012 he signed to play for the Manawatu Turbos in the ITM Cup.

In August 2012 he joined London Scottish who compete in the RFU Rugby Championship.[6] At the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, Fry was named in the Championship Dream XV based on his performance during the season.[7]

After two seasons with London Scottish, Fry signed with the Newcastle Falcons for the 2014-15 Aviva Premiership season.[8]

After two seasons with Newcastle, Fry returned to the USA to join Sacramento Express on their maiden season in PRO Rugby. The move was announced on June 25 and Fry made his first appearance the following day.

International career[edit]

Fry played for the United States U-19 team in 2004-05.[9] He was selected to tour with the United States national rugby union team, the USA Eagles, in their November 2010 tour of Europe against Portugal, Scotland A, Saracens and Georgia.

In 2011 Fry earned his first international cap as a substitute against Tonga in the Churchill Cup. He was also a member of the USA Eagles for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand where he started against Australia. He played for the US in the June 2012 mid-year tests, starting all three matches.[10]


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