The following is our First Team Squad who have represented us this past year and who will be going to Pittsburgh. Many thanks to those who played thru the season and are not on the squad, your efforts are appreciated. (see Team Manager)
Sean O'Leary
Team Manager & standing at the bar.
Age : 39(looks & acts younger)
Rugby Experience: 33 years
Occupation : Sales Manager for KooGa,rugby coach,doorman,bartender....
Nationality : International man of mystery
Other Interests : Intellectual conversation(talking about rugby),helping those less fortunate(getting them to get involved in rugby) & singing(rugby songs)
Steve Teasdale
Team Coach
Age: 46
Rugby Experience 30 and that was one too many !
Previous Clubs: Llandaff North, Manchester University, Manchester, Peebles (Scotland), Old Blues (Cal), Hartford, Worcester.
Occupation: Agency Director
Nationality: Welsh
City of residence: Worcester
Likes: Music, travel, the outdoors, players who listen
Jason Rose
Team Captain/ Back row forward
Age 28
Years playing Rugby 22yrs

Former Teams/Clubs Sundays Well, Young Munster
Occupation Electronic Engineer
Nationality Irish
Current residence. Boston
Other Interests. Getting to know as many females as possible so I can learn to understand them and become a better person!!!!!
Barry Bentley
Scrum half/Out Half
Age 30
Rugby Experience 25
Former Teams/Clubs Greystones(Ireland)/Hunters Hill(sydney), Drummoyne (Sydney)
Occupation Dolphin Trainer
Nationality Irish
Current residence Boston
Other Interests. Training to be a flying doctor
  Dave Williams
Scrum Half
Age: 24
Rugby Experience 19
Former Teams/Clubs: Bath RFC, Springfield RFC
Occupation: Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Nationality: British
Current Residence: Boston, MA
Other Interests: training, coaching, outdoor adventure, travel, fine food, fine wine, fine women.
Chris Wheeler
Loose Head Prop
Age: 40
Rugby Experience: 18
Former Teams/Clubs: Burlington Rugby Football Club , Combined Services 1998 and 2002, New England Select Side 1994 to 2003, Northeast Select Side 1995 to 2003
Tours: Burlington Scotland/England 1989 and New Zealand 1994, Combined Services New Zealand 1998 and Australia 2002, New England Select Side Toronto 1996 and Newfoundland 1997.
Occupation: Self-employed mechanical engineer
Nationality: USA
Current residence: Colchester, Vermont
Other Interests: Weightlifting, hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, shooting
  Dave Manion
Center
Age: 32
Years playing Rugby: 20

Former Teams/Clubs. Newcastle University. NSW University
Occupation: Director of Communications
Nationality: Australian
Current residence. Union Square, Somerville
Other Interests. Country Music
Mike Libetore
Wing/Center/Flanker Age: 23
Years playing Rugby: 5.5
Former Teams/Clubs: Providence College RFC (4 years, Captain), Newport RFC
Occupation: Real Estate Developer/Part-Time Scribe
Nationality : American, Italian heritage, but I've been mistaken for Cuban, Mexican, Indian, and even Irish. With a bald head last summer, I once tricked a 5-year old kid into thinking I was Derick Jeter, signed him an autograph too.
Current residence: Providence, RI.
Other Interests: Cruisin' in my red Jetta (It's a '94), scrimshaw, uphill bocce, and speaking Spanish to my Indian roommates
Ian Flanagan

Position: Wing
Age: 22
Rugby Experience 3 years

Former Teams/Clubs: Keene State rugby club, Amoskeag rfc.
Occupation: Student
Nationality: American
Current residence: Concord NH
John Doody
Winger
Age 35
Years playing Rugby 22
Former Teams/Clubs St. Munchin's College, Limerick, Shannon
Occupation Software Engineer
Nationality Irish
Current residence. Massachusetts
Other Interests. Reading
Clay Gardner
Hooker
Age: 35
Years playing Rugby: 25
Former Teams: US Armed Forces XV, US Army XV, NRU & NERFU - Clubs: Burlington, VT RFC; Louisville, KY RFC; FT Bragg, NC RFC; Norwich University, VT RFC, Nerfu select
Occupation: US Army - Formerly of Airborne Express (Recalled to Active Duty)
Nationality: USA
Current residence: West Roxbury
Other Interests: Enjoying quiet evening's at Buck Mulligan's; Freeing the oppressed and arguing with Vic Thomas & Bob Hoder.
Eric Brooks
Wing
Age 25
Rugby Experience 5 yrs
Occupation Hazardous Materials Chemist
Previous Clubs University of Rhode Island (URI Rugby) ORSU - Oregon Rugby Sports Union -
Nationality US citizen
Residence Hopkinton, MA
Mike Carey
Prop, Second Row
Age: 44
Years playing Rugby: 25+
Former Teams/Clubs: Edenderry, Boston
Occupation: Contractor/Construction
Nationality Irish
Current residence: Milton, MA
Other Interests: Any sport including Gaelic Football, Skiing, Raquetball, Swimming
Barry Murphy
Club President/Full Back
Age 31
Rugby Experience 20
Former Teams/Clubs Bective Rangers
Occupation Business Development for Software Company
Nationality Irish
Current residence Boston
Other Interests. golf, fishing, cutting silage
Gregg Schmitt
Flanker, Eightman
Age ?
Rugby Experience 8 yrs

Previous Clubs University of Vermont, Vermont Legends
Occupation Television Producer
Nationality American
Residence Somerville, MA
Likes Snowboarding, Music and Art
Paddy McGoldrick  
Shane Nolan
Flanker AgeTBD
Rugby Experience A lot
Occupation Investment Banking
Residence Boston
Arlen Gerritsen
Prop
Age 26
Rugby Experience 7 yrs
Former Clubs U Mass, Amherst. College All-American, NRU and NERFU Senior and College Select-Sides.
Occupation - Asian Products Distributor
Nationality US
Residence Malden
Brian Harte
Lock
Age 41
Rugby Experience 16 yrs
Clubs Beacon Hill RFC. Likes Gaelic Football - and keeping Will Taylor from electrocuting himself.
Occupation General Mgr of Harte Electric
Nationality Irish
Residence- West Roxbury
John Kelly
Lock
Age 32
Rugby Experience 16
Clubs Univ College Dublin
Nationality Irish
Residence - South Boston
OccupationUsed Car Salesman
Greg Bruce
Scrum Half/Wing
Age: 26
Rugby Experience 5 yrs
Former Teams/Clubs: SCSU RFC, Old Black RFC
Nationality:U.S.
Current Residence: Boston
Other Interests: Is there anything else besides rugby? (If so, then hiking and travelling)
Joel DeCosta
Flanker
 
Aaron Zell
Flanker
 
Mike McLean
Center
Rugby Experience 6
Previous Clubs Providence College
Occupation work for a Mutual Fund Company (Eaton Vance)
Residence South Boston
Nationality U.S.
Likes ice hockey, golf, anything outdoors
Victor Vela
Back Row
Age 36
Rugby Experience 32 yrs

Nationality New Zealand
Previous clubs - Springfield RFC, Auckland Marist, Auckland Warriors Rugby League.
Occupation Manager for Spider Mast Climbers (Heavy Crane Company lives in Springfield
Likes - NOTHING (I dislike everyone unless they are on the same team - or if they are a back)
Tony Adams
Age: 28
Years playing: 22

Previous clubs: University of Pretoria (Tukkies), College Rovers Corr. Services Durban-Westville, DHS Old Boys, Kansas University Jayhawks, Burlington Rugby Club
Occupation: Finish Carpenter and Part-Time Adult Entertainer
Nationality: South African
Town: Norwood
Like/Dislike: Like outdoors, good movies and merry-go-rounds Dislike traffic and Barry Bentley
Ed Koss
Wing Forward
Age (young)
Rugby Experience 6

Former Teams/Clubs Albany RFC
Occupation
Nationality U.S.
Residence Brighton MA.
Other Interests.
Will Tonery

Blindside flanker/ No.8
Age (28)
Rugby Experience 17

Former Teams/Clubs School : St. Joseph's Galway. Connacht Schools, Clubs: Galway Corinthians R.F.C, Waterpark R.F.C Ireland.
Occupation Laboratory Support Supervisor
Nationality Irish and American Citizen.
Residence Brighton MA.
Other Interests. Reading, watching movies and dining out.
Damian Dowling
Age 30 years old.
Plays Centre/Wing/Full-back
Previous clubs : University College Dublin ; Greystones R.F.C. ; Leinster Schools ; Leinster U-19 ; Leinster Development ; Ireland Students Rugby League.
Nationality Irish
Residence Brighton MA
Will Taylor
Lock
Age 25
Rugby Experience: 7

Former Teams/Clubs: Northwestern University Rugby Football Club
Occupation: Executive Assistant, Harte Electrical Co.
Nationality USA, New Zealand
Current residence. Wellesley, MA
Other Interests. The Red Sox
Frank Lupafya
Wing

Former Teams/Clubs: Worcester RFC
Occupation: OHMSS
Nationality Sth African
Current residence. Worcester, MA
Other . Used to be in a band, which had a hit record
John Dalton
Full Back
Age 31
Years playing Rugby 25

Former Teams/Clubs Co. Carlow Football Club, Grasshoppers
Occupation Research Chemist
Nationality Irish
Current residence. South Boston
Other Interests. Dogs



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