Rugby Alumni in the News

With more than 100 years of rugby at Saint Mary's College, the Gaels have a broad-based support network. Alumni, Family and Friends assist with the many needs of the program through philanthropy and volunteerism.  Enthusuactic and committed supporters are the backbone of the Gael Rugby Nation.

Big Second Half Sees Eagles Fly Past Condors | FloRugby | Alex Goff 

Using a quick-pass attack, the USA weathered a fairly substandard first half to gallop away with a 45-13 defeat of Chile Saturday in the Americas Rugby Championship Round 3. The Eagles got seven tries from six different players. An early break from Te’o set up Ryan Matyas for a run on the wing. About to be tackled, Matyas sent a looping pass back inside where scrumhalf Nate Augspurger was ready to make the catch and go over for the opening try. Read more about how Dylan Audsley and Dino Waldren helped lead their team to a USA victory here.

Eagles Name Starters To Face Canada | This is American Rugby

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As expected head coach Gary Gold has only made one change to his line-up as his team takes on Canada on Saturday. An injury to Marcel Brache means he won't play and in his place comes Dylan Audsley. That is expected as well after Audsley came on for Brache on Saturday. With Audsley moving into the starting line-up Josh Whippy moves to the bench. The rest of the team remains exactly the same, as it should given their strong performance last week.

Forwards: Titi Lamositele, Joe Taufete'e, Dino Waldren, Nate Brakeley, Nick Civetta, Hanco Germishuys, Tony Lamborn, Cam Dolan

Backs: Nate Augspurger, Will Magie, Ryan Matyas, Bryce Campbell, Dylan Audsley, Blaine Scully (C), Mike Te'o

Bench: James Hilterbrand, Huluholo Moungaloa, Angus MacLellan, Ben Landry, Andrew Durutalo, Shaun Davies, Will Hooley, Josh Whippy

Holden Yungert | Major League Rugby | NOLA

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Nick Wallace Signs with Seattle Seawolves

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The Seattle Seawolves have announced the signing of Bellingham native and former USA Eagle prop, Nick Wallace. 

“We warmly welcome Nick to the Seawolves front row,” said Seawolves head coach Tony Healy. “He is a character man who will be relied upon to provide go-forward ball as well as the platform from which our backs can attack. His experience with the Eagles and desire to return to international form will considerably aid our forward pack.” 

Wallace was born in Bellingham, Washington and began playing rugby in middle school with Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club. While attending Squalicum High School, he found success in football while continuing to perform as a standout player in rugby. After accepting a scholarship to Western Washington University in 2008 to play football, Wallace realized his true passion was in rugby. Following his red-shirt first semester at Western, Wallace transferred south to play prop with rugby powerhouse Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California where he earned the honors of being a four-time Collegiate All-American. After finishing his collegiate career, Wallace had his first appearance with the USA Eagles Select XVs in June of 2013 and scored his first International try a few months later in a victory over Georgia. Following appearances with the national team against the likes of New Zealand, Japan, and Canada, Wallace took his skills to Colorado in 2016 to compete in the Denver Stampede. 

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue pushing Rugby in the right direction in this country,” said Wallace. “I feel very fortunate and I am excited to get to be a part of the first professional rugby team in the pacific northwest!”

 

Three Eagles Linked With San Diego Legion | Alumni Dylan Audsley '17

There has been little out of the San Diego Legion about their future plans for the upcoming season but thanks to today's Eagles ARC roster announcement we know at least three players that have been officially linked to the club. We already knew that Ryan Matyas was likely to turn out for the side given that he posed for the official photo shoot. However, after the announcement we know that both Mike Te'o and Dylan Audsley have been tied to the club. 

Alumni Dino Waldren '16 starts as a USA Eagle

"We are really looking forward to the rematch with the Georgians," said Interim Head Coach Dave Hewitt. "Knowing how passionate they are about rugby will add to a game that should be exciting to watch." Read more at here.

“Dino Waldren, 60 minutes (7.5): We thought that this was the match Waldren needed in an Eagles jersey. He was strong in the scrum helping out the Eagles there. He was also very strong in the open field. That may not be enough to fend off challengers for the starting spot but it was a strong effort.”

"Dino Waldren '16 Effective Up Front" This is American Rugby

 

Alumni News: Eagles Abroad | This is American Rugby

 In the British & Irish Cup Dino Waldren starts once again... read more here.

 

Senior Mike McCarty '18 joins three other SMC Alumni in the USA Select Team playing against Uruguay.

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Tim Maupin, starting at #14 Wing; Mike McCarthy, starting at #10, Flyhalf; Holden Yungert '17, starting at #9, ScrumHalf; and Reserve Huluholo Moungaloa, Prop.