Griffins Rugby

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Griffins Rugby
Full nameGriffins Rugby
Founded2008
LocationAllen, Texas. United States.
Ground(s)Celebration Park
ChairmanPhil Camm
Official website
www.griffinsrugby.com

Dallas Griffins Rugby, formerly Frisco Griffins, is a rugby union team based in Allen, Texas, United States, founded in 2008 by Phil Camm and Bill Bingham.[1][2] Dallas competed in USA Rugby's first tier amateur competition, Red River Conference D1,[3] and was a member of Major League Rugby at its foundation.[4]

History[edit]

The Frisco Griffins, formed in 2008, initially played out of Dr. Pink Field in Frisco, Texas,[5][6] within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

In May 2017, Dallas was one of the original nine members of Major League Rugby at the announcement of the creation of the new competition and has remained a non-playing member.[4] The Griffins signed former Bath Rugby head coach Mike Ford the following month,[7] but elected to push back their involvement until a later date.[8]

Previous squads[edit]

2015/16 Dallas Griffins squad for the Red River Conference Division 1[9]

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

Player Position Union
Phillip Hughes Hooker United States United States
GeVonte Mitchell Hooker United States United States
AJ Paradowski Hooker United States United States
Abel Romero Hooker United States United States
Zach Bahl Prop United States United States
Chris Gale Prop England England
Michael Hubach Prop United States United States
Eric Hall Prop United States United States
Simbarashe Musarurwa Prop Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Brian Nelson Prop United States United States
Jon Underbrink Prop United States United States
John Wangler Prop United States United States
James Georges Lock United States United States
Kyle Harrell Lock United States United States
Alex Ott Lock United States United States
Jake Abbott Flanker England England
Logan Allen Flanker United States United States
Mitchel Curtis Flanker Canada Canada
Kyle Duarte Flanker United States United States
Nicholas Hoxie Flanker United States United States
Robin Sowden-Taylor Flanker Wales Wales
Corey Dickey Number 8 United States United States
Zach Getson Number 8 United States United States
Kevin Harrell Number 8 United States United States
Player Position Union
Nathan Sohadaseni Scrum-half United States United States
Inote Bulai Fly-half Fiji Fiji
Logan Walker Fly-half United States United States
Justin Boyd Centre United States United States
Marc De Charmoy Centre South Africa South Africa
Alex Reher Centre United States United States
Eduardo Trejo Centre United States United States
Travis Zeeman Centre United States United States
Chase Allred Wing United States United States
Alejandro Chinchilla Wing United States United States
Ben Ferrero Wing United States United States
Chris Fiaccone Wing United States United States
Mike Margraff Wing United States United States
John Jennings Wing United States United States
Chris Meyer Wing United States United States
Jace Pursley Wing United States United States
Joe Wash Wing United States United States
Travis Bailey Fullback United States United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Griffins Rugby - Leadership". Retrieved 2015-09-15.
  2. ^ http://visitallentexas.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=71&ARC=120
  3. ^ http://www.griffinsrugby.com
  4. ^ a b "Major League Rugby Formally Launches". This Is American Rugby. 2017-05-04. Archived from the original on 2017-10-11.
  5. ^ "Official Website of Griffins Rugby". Griffinsrugby.com. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  6. ^ Rugby Mag, Frisco Conquering Texas DII, Dec 14, 2012, http://www.rugbymag.com/men's-dii-clubs/6675-frisco-conquering-texas-dii.html
  7. ^ "Ex-Bath and England coach Mike Ford joins Dallas in US Major League Rugby". The Guardian. 2017-06-15. Archived from the original on 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  8. ^ "San Diego joins as Major League Rugby eyes rapid expansion". This Is American Rugby. 2017-09-21. Archived from the original on 2017-10-02. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  9. ^ "Men's squad: Red River". Griffins Rugby. Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-10-01.