Robert Paylor: Stand and applaud #TryForPaylor this Saturday at USA v IRE

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University of California’s Robert Paylor is currently at Colorado’s Craig Hospital, where he is undergoing rehab for an injury sustained on the field of play May 6.

Over the past month, Robert and his family have received the generous offerings of support from the American rugby community in multiple forms. This Saturday, at the USA Men’s Eagles vs. Ireland match at Red Bull Arena, USA Rugby would like Robert to feel the energy, support, and recognition of his inspiring efforts from the 20,000-plus fans in attendance.

At the five-minute mark of the June 10 clash, a message of support for Robert, #5, will be displayed on the Jumbotron and fans will stand, cheer, and applaud the tremendous effort and courage Robert has and continues to display for the full minute.


We want to send the energy from the stadium through to Robert and show him we’re all cheering on his inspiring display of courage and resilience,USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne said. “Twenty thousand fans cheering for 60 seconds, recognizing and acknowledging the tremendous effort and spirit Robert has and continues to display.

A GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $1 million has been created. #TryForPaylor wrist bands, with proceeds benefiting the campaign, are also available via the GoFundMe page.

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