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Sacramento

OHIO
Ohio

Coach Name

Title

Luke Gross
Head Coach
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
USA

Gross represented the USA Eagles 62 times and in 3 World Cups. In the UK he played professionally for the Harlequins FC, Llanelli Scarlets and the Newcastle Falcons. Since 2009, Gross has worked for USA Rugby in various coaching roles and is recognized as one of the foremost authorities in forward play in American rugby.

Kevin Battle
Assistant Coach
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
USA

Over the past 16 years, Battle has committed himself to growing rugby at every level. He has served as Coach of the USA Falcons and Hawks, the Southern California Junior and Senior Griffins, Assistant Coach for USA Men’s U-20 National Team, and Head Coach and Director of Rugby at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He is currently the Commissioner of 40 D1-A College Rugby teams.

Fred Waititi
Assistant Coach
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
New Zealand

Waititi is a native of New Zealand where he played provincial rugby for the Northland Rugby Union. Fred led the Gentlemen of Aspen RFC to national titles in both 15’s and 7’s. Waititi has coached on three different continents and is a widely respected skills coach.

Player Name

Position

Alipate Takiveikata
Center / Fly-half
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Sacramento, CA USA
HEIGHT
6' 1"
WEIGHT
235 lbs

Garrett Brewer
Fly-half / Fullback
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Sacramento, CA USA
HEIGHT
6' 5"
WEIGHT
222 lbs

Harry Bennett
Fly-half / Fullback
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Sydney, Australia
HEIGHT
5' 9"
WEIGHT
190 lbs

Chris Saint
Scrum-half / Wing
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Gaithersburg, MD USA
HEIGHT
5' 8"
WEIGHT
180 lbs

James Reddey
Prop / Number-8
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
London, United Kingdom
HEIGHT
6' 5"
WEIGHT
300 lbs

Joeli Tikoisuva
Wing / Fullback
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Sacramento, CA USA
HEIGHT
6' 0"
WEIGHT
184 lbs

John Quill
Flanker
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Youghal, Ireland
HEIGHT
6' 3"
WEIGHT
227 lbs

Jope Motokana
Scrum-half / Fullback
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Seattle, WA USA
HEIGHT
5' 9"
WEIGHT
195 lbs

Kali Tavake
Hooker / Flanker
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Tonga
HEIGHT
5' 11"
WEIGHT
250 lbs

Kyle Sumsion
Prop
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
American Fork, UT USA
HEIGHT
6' 2"
WEIGHT
240 lbs

Mirco Bergamasco
Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Padova, Italy
HEIGHT
5' 11"
WEIGHT
203 lbs

Nemia Qoro
Center / Wing
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
East Palo Alto, CA USA
HEIGHT
5' 10"
WEIGHT
220 lbs

Olive Kilifi
Prop
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Seattle, WA USA
HEIGHT
5' 11"
WEIGHT
270 lbs

Ray Barkwill
Hooker
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Niagara Falls, Ontario
HEIGHT
5' 10"
WEIGHT
223 lbs

Rich Knight
Lock / Back row
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
El Dorado Hills, CA USA
HEIGHT
6' 5"
WEIGHT
235 lbs

Robert Meeson
Lock
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Sebastopol, CA USA
HEIGHT
6' 4"
WEIGHT
220 lbs

Ryan Koewler
Center Wing
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Tempe, AZ USA
HEIGHT
6'4"
WEIGHT
220 lbs

Ryan Thompson
Fullback / Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Tempe, AZ USA
HEIGHT
6' 2"
WEIGHT
200 lbs

Sione Sina
Lock
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA USA
HEIGHT
6'4"
WEIGHT
270 lbs

Tokemoana Kefu
Prop
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
San Mateo, CA USA
HEIGHT
6' 6"
WEIGHT
285 lbs

Valdemar Lee-Lo
Prop
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Dixon, CA USA
HEIGHT
6' 1"
WEIGHT
275 lbs

Cameron Falcon
Hooker / Prop
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
New Orleans, LA USA
HEIGHT
6' 1"
WEIGHT
250 lbs

Coach Name

Title

Paul Barford
Head Coach
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
England

Barford is a native of England, where he played for the storied Leicester Tigers. Not only is he a certified World Rugby educator, but he holds the highest World Rugby Level 3 certification. For the past 35 years, Barford has dedicated himself to USA Rugby and has been a key figure in the development of many Eagles from his work with U17, U18, U19, and U20 programs. He has also coached with the USA Men’s A side, the South, and Life University.

Paul Holmes
Assistant Coach
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Lebanon/South Africa

As a founding partner, Holmes has been instrumental in establishing the Tiger Rugby High Performance Academy in Columbus, Ohio. He played rugby in South Africa, England and UAE and has been directly involved in rugby development and coaching in South Africa, England, the Middle East, UAE and USA, most recently with USA Rugby 7’s program.

Eamonn Hogan
Assistant Coach
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Wales/Ireland

Hogan brings over twenty years of coaching experience to PRO Rugby Ohio. He spent five years establishing the elite youth program at the world famous Leicester Tigers Junior Academy and has been a guest coach and advisor at various American rugby institutions. Hogan also writes for Rugby Coach Weekly and is the author of four best-selling instructional rugby books.

Player Name

Position

Ahmad Harajly
Fullback / Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Dearborn, MI USA
HEIGHT
6' 3"
WEIGHT
225 lbs

Anthony Parry
Prop
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Riverside, CT USA
HEIGHT
6' 0"
WEIGHT
255 lbs

Alex Elkins
Wing / Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Keller, TX USA
HEIGHT
6' 4"
WEIGHT
240 lbs

Angus MacLellan
Prop
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Traverse City, MI USA
HEIGHT
6' 1"
WEIGHT
250 lbs

Allan Hanson
Fullback / Fly-half
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Hudson, OH USA
HEIGHT
5' 10"
WEIGHT
200 lbs

Chad Joseph
Flanker
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Palmerston North, NZ
HEIGHT
5' 11"
WEIGHT
200 lbs

Chris Schade
Hooker / Flanker
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Canfield, OH USA
HEIGHT
5' 10"
WEIGHT
230 lbs

Christopher Kunkel
Center / Fly-half
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Bel Air, MD USA
HEIGHT
6' 2"
WEIGHT
228 lbs

Demecus Beach
Prop / Second
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Toledo, OH USA
HEIGHT
6' 2"
WEIGHT
260 lbs

Dominic Pezzutti
Lock
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Westervill, Ohio
HEIGHT
6' 2"
WEIGHT
240 lbs

Dylan Fawsitt
Hooker / Back row
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Wexford, Ireland
HEIGHT
6' 0"
WEIGHT
225 lbs

Filippo Ferrarini
Flanker / Number-8
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Parma, Italy
HEIGHT
6' 0"
WEIGHT
227 lbs

Jamie Mackintosh
Prop / Number-8 / Lock
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Invercargill, New Zealand
HEIGHT
6' 4"
WEIGHT
287 lbs

Jean Pierre Eloff
Fly-half / Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Pretoria, South Africa
HEIGHT
5' 11"
WEIGHT
189 lbs

Kyle Baillie
Back row
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
St. Albert, AB Canada
HEIGHT
6' 4"
WEIGHT
245 lbs

Mason Baum
Wing / Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Osceola, IN USA
HEIGHT
6' 3"
WEIGHT
235 lbs

Matt Hughston
Flanker / Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Charlotte, NC USA
HEIGHT
6' 2"
WEIGHT
215 lbs

Peter Malcom
Flanker / Hooker
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Huntingtown, MD USA
HEIGHT
6' 1"
WEIGHT
235 lbs

Pierce Dargan
Back row / Number-8
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Dublin, Ireland
HEIGHT
6' 3"
WEIGHT
230 lbs

Robbie Shaw
Scrum-half / Fly-half
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Bristol, United Kingdom
HEIGHT
5' 10"
WEIGHT
188 lbs

Roland Suniula
Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Auckland, New Zealand
HEIGHT
5'11"
WEIGHT
200 lbs

Ryan McTiernan
Lock
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
New York, NY
HEIGHT
6'4"
WEIGHT
285

Sebastian Kalm
Number-8 / Flanker
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Santiago, Chile
HEIGHT
6'2"
WEIGHT
214 lbs

Shaun Davies
Scrum-half / Fullback
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Durban, South Africa
HEIGHT
5' 8"
WEIGHT
178 lbs

Shawn Riley
Wing / Fullback
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Akron, OH USA
HEIGHT
5' 11"
WEIGHT
205 lbs

Spike Davis
Wing / Number-8
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Dallas, TX USA
HEIGHT
6' 4"
WEIGHT
250 lbs

Taylor Howden
Fly-half / Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Auckland, New Zealand
HEIGHT
6' 0"
WEIGHT
221 lbs

Zac Mizell
Fullback / Center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Keller, TX USA
HEIGHT
6' 2"
WEIGHT
190 lbs

Zach Stryffeler
Center / Forward
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Cleveland, OH USA
HEIGHT
6' 2"
WEIGHT
220 lbs

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