Author Archive for Nick Attewell

Cleveland, Ohio born but now residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Like many members of the staff, I am an avid rugby fan and fan of most other US Sports. I love the game of Rugby. I enjoy finding out about its growth all over the world and not just the US.

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Monte Gaddis: From Football to Rugby League to Rugby 7s

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CLEVELAND, OH – Less than a year after his introduction to rugby, Monte Gaddis has already made an impact in two codes. Spotted by a rugby league scout after standing outside of Cleveland Browns headquarters asking for an NFL tryout, Gaddis is showing that he means business. Despite having no rugby background at the time […]

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New USA Sevens Flyer ConRoy Smith Profiled

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Chula Vista, CA – USA Rugby held an open combine last January that introduced us to the names Mataiyasi Leuta and Ahmad Harajly. Another athlete to emerge from the successful venture is NCAA sprinter ConRoy Smith. Brand new to the sport when he tried out in front of Eagles coaches, and boasting a 10.45 second […]

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Interview with Uncapped Eagle Joseph Taufete’e

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USA Rugby Headquaters – The Eagles’ 31-man squad for their Rugby World Cup warmup matches against Canada, Harlequins and Australia came with one major surprise in the form of young, uncapped prop/hooker Joseph Taufete’e of Belmont Shore. Nick Attewell caught up with Taufete’e to get to know the newest member of the USA player pool. […]

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RWU Proposes The Northern Rugby Championship

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Nick “Bones” Attewell is back after contributing on several articles over the past few months. Bones felt inspired and has decided to pen this piece for us. ATLANTA, GA:  USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville authored some interesting tweets early last week after legendary Ireland hooker-turned-BBC pundit Keith Wood made an impassioned call for the Six […]

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Nigerian Rugby & Nsa “Junior” Harrison: Turning Dreams to Opposition Nightmares

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Nick “Bones” Attewell had the pleasure of interviewing the towering talisman of the rejuvenated Nigerian Rugby team, Nsa “Junior” Harrison.  ATTEWELL: Nsa, tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into rugby. At what age did you take the game up? NSA: Thinking back, I officially played rugby league for the first time […]

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Rugby In Turkey & Rugby’s Turk: Part II

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This is Part II of Nick “Bones” Attewell’s  piece with Rugby Revolutionary Oytun Çölok, the executive editor of the first and only Turkish rugby magazine, RugbyTurkiye.net. Çölok‘s made up for lost time quickly. After a brief playing career, he’s now  refereeing alongside top class internationals and most recently he became an IRB Level 1 certified […]

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