Scott LaValla

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Scott LaValla
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Scott LaValla, 2014
Full name Scott Coble LaValla
Date of birth (1988-07-04) July 4, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Olympia, Washington, United States
Height 1.97 m ( 6 ft 5 ½ in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb, 258 lb)[1]
School North Thurston High School
University Trinity College, Dublin
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock, Flanker, No.8
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Dublin University Football Club
Ulster Ravens
correct as of 28 February 2014.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011- Stade Français 82 (5)
correct as of 6 June 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
United States U-19s
United States U-20s
United States
correct as of 4 August 2015.

Scott LaValla (born July 4, 1988 in Olympia WA) is an American rugby union player. LaValla plays at lock for Stade Français in the Top 14. LaValla signed with Stade Français in the Summer of 2011.

Early life[edit]

Scott first started playing rugby at age 16. He attended North Thurston High School in Lacey, WA. He went on to play for the Budd Bay Barbarians U-19 team and then the Pacific NW Loggers U-19.[2]

Scott represented the Ulster Ravens during the 2009-10 season.

LaValla played his club rugby for Dublin University Football Club (the Trinity College Dublin rugby club) and was elected Club Captain for the 2010–2011 season. He led his side to a 31-22 win in the annual Dublin Universities Colours match over University College Dublin R.F.C.,[3] and led DUFC to victory in the 2010–2011 club rugby sevens tournament.[4] LaValla studied Philosophy and Political Science while at Trinity College Dublin.


LaValla made the USA U-19 team in 2007 that competed in the Freedom Cup and IRB Junior World Cup. He played at the U20 level in February 2008 against Canada. In 2008 he captained the U-20 side that played in Ireland.[5]

LaValla's international test debut for the men's national team was the 2010 Churchill Cup, where he played three matches.[6] He was selected to tour with the USA Eagles squad for the Autumn 2010 tour of Europe. LaValla was included the USA squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[7] On June 9, 2012 LaValla scored his first try for the Eagles in a 28-25 losing effort against Canada.[8]

Scott LaValla Stade Français
Scott Lavalla playing for the Eagles against Russia in the 2010 Churchill
Scott LaValla training with Stade Francais in 2013


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