Phil Thiel

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Phillip Thiel
Phil Thiel 2015 RWC.jpg
Full name Phillip Thiel
Date of birth (1984-10-29) October 29, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Traverse City, Michigan, U.S.
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 113 kg (249 lb; 17 st 11 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop, Hooker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)

National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2009-present United States 36 (5)
Correct as of 11 October 2015

Phillip Thiel (born October 29, 1984) is an American rugby union player who currently plays for Life University Men's Senior Rugby Club in the American Rugby Premiership as a hooker and prop.

Club Career[edit]

After taking nearly 18 months off, Thiel returned to play for Life University for the 2013 Division 1 and Elite Cup Series[1] and was selected to represent Life University rugby at the Rugby Showdown against the Golden Lions as a member of the North American All-Stars before the event was canceled.[2] In August 2014 Thiel signed a short-term deal with Saracens.[3]

International Career[edit]

His debut with the Eagles was in November 2009 against Uruguay. He was selected to play with the USA Eagles for the 2011 and 2015 World Cups. Thiel co-captained the USA Eagles Select team at the 2013 Americas Rugby Championship [4] where the Eagles finished second.[5]


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