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Scott LaValla (born July 4, 1988 in Olympia WA) is a retired American rugby union player. LaValla played lock for Stade Français in the Top 14 from 2011 until his retirement in 2015.

Scott LaValla
Geneva Rugby Cup - 20140808 - SF vs LOU - Scott Lavalla.jpg
Scott LaValla, 2014
Birth nameScott Coble LaValla
Date of birth (1988-07-04) July 4, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthOlympia, Washington, United States
Height1.97 m ( 6 ft 5 ½ in)
Weight117 kg (18 st 6 lb, 258 lb)[1]
SchoolNorth Thurston High School
UniversityTrinity College, Dublin
Occupation(s)Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Flanker, No.8
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007-2011
2009-2010
Dublin University Football Club
Ulster Ravens
()
Correct as of 28 February 2014
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011-2015 Stade Français 82 (5)
Correct as of 6 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2008
2010-2015
United States U-19s
United States U-20s
United States
4
5
33
(0)
(0)
(5)
Correct as of 4 August 2015

Early lifeEdit

Scott first started playing rugby at age 16. He attended North Thurston High School in Lacey, WA. He went on to play for the Budd Bay Barbarians U-19 team and then the Pacific NW Loggers U-19.[2]

Scott represented the Ulster Ravens during the 2009-10 season.

LaValla played his club rugby for Dublin University Football Club (the Trinity College Dublin rugby club) and was elected Club Captain for the 2010–2011 season. He led his side to a 31-22 win in the annual Dublin Universities Colours match over University College Dublin R.F.C.,[3] and led DUFC to victory in the 2010–2011 club rugby sevens tournament.[4] LaValla studied Philosophy and Political Science while at Trinity College Dublin.

InternationalEdit

LaValla made the USA U-19 team in 2007 that competed in the Freedom Cup and IRB Junior World Cup. He played at the U20 level in February 2008 against Canada. In 2008 he captained the U-20 side that played in Ireland.[5]

LaValla's international test debut for the men's national team was the 2010 Churchill Cup, where he played three matches.[6] He was selected to tour with the USA Eagles squad for the Autumn 2010 tour of Europe. LaValla was included the USA squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[7] On June 9, 2012 LaValla scored his first try for the Eagles in a 28-25 losing effort against Canada.[8]

 
Scott LaValla Stade Français
 
Scott Lavalla playing for the Eagles against Russia in the 2010 Churchill
 
Scott LaValla training with Stade Francais in 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.usarugby.org/mens-eagles-players
  2. ^ USA Rugby, Player Profile, http://web.usarugby.org/cgi-bin/viadesto/natteams/mnt/15ProfileDetail.pl?playerId=406
  3. ^ http://www.irishrugby.ie/rugby/match_centre.php?section=overview&fixid=145191 DUFC v UCD Scoreboard
  4. ^ http://www.irishrugby.ie/matchdaytv/play/media/id/8515%7Ctitle=Interview with LaValla
  5. ^ USA Rugby, Player Profile, http://web.usarugby.org/cgi-bin/viadesto/natteams/mnt/15ProfileDetail.pl?playerId=406
  6. ^ USA Rugby, Player Profile, http://web.usarugby.org/cgi-bin/viadesto/natteams/mnt/15ProfileDetail.pl?playerId=406
  7. ^ USA squad for 2011 Rugby World Cup
  8. ^ "Canada Edges USA".

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