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OHIO

THE AVIATORS

PRO Rugby's Ohio Aviators are stationed in the city of Obetz, just around the corner from the state capital of Columbus. Led by Paul Barford, this is truly a homegrown team, with players hailing from cities like Hudson, Toledo, Westerville and Akron. That strong local backbone along with considerable talent from across the country and overseas means Ohio is set to make waves out west this season.

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NEWS

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Week 16 Highlights 2016: Denver vs. Ohio

Check out the highlights from the championship match between Ohio and Denver. Although Ohio won the match, Denver still lead the league in total points...

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US PRO Rugby season comes down to Denver v Ohio title decider

On Sunday afternoon in Obetz, just outside Columbus, the Ohio Aviators will play the Denver Stampede. The winners – with a bonus point, in Ohio’s case...

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Week 12 Highlights 2016: Ohio vs. San Diego

Check out the highlights from Week 12, Ohio vs. San Diego. Dominant win by Ohio beating San Diego 44-21

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Play of the Day from Week 11: Ohio Vs. San Francisco

Spike Davis had another great game on Sunday and is now leading the league in tries with 10. Here's one of them from this past Sunday's game.

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Play of the Day from week 12: Ohio vs. San Diego

Spike Davis with the intercept touches down the ball for his 12th try of the season.

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Week 9 Highlights 2016: San Diego vs. Ohio

Check out the highlights from Week 9, San Diego vs. Ohio. Great win by Ohio, cruising past San Diego, 55-31.

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Players & Coaches

Meet Our Team

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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