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{{Rugby team
teamname = USA Hawks
image = USAHawks.png
union = USA Rugby
url = www.narugby.com/thawks.html
countryflag = the United States
nickname = Hawks
coach = Pete Steinberg
founded = 2005
captain = Matt Wyatt
appearances = Jason Kelly (4)
caps = Jason Kelly (4)
top scorer = Jason Kelly (34)
top test scorer = Jason Kelly (34)
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first = Canada West 98 - 0 Hawks

(20 May, 2006)
bigwin = USA Falcons 22 - 33 Hawks

(24 May, 2006)
bigloss = Canada West 98 - 0 Hawks

(20 May, 2006)}}The USA Hawks are one of two national representative rugby union teams from the United Statesmarker that compete in the North America 4 Series.

History

Formation

The Hawks were founded in 2005 by the NA4 Committee. The NA4 Committee is made up of the International Rugby Board, Rugby Canada and USA Rugby. The committee is charged with operating and financing the four North American teams (the others being the USA Falcons, Canada East, and Canada West. In 2008, however, each franchise will be sold and become privately owned.

Inaugural Competition: 2006 North America 4 Series

The Hawks' first ever match occurred on 20 May 2006 during the inaugural NA 4 Series. They faced Canada West in pool play and were defeated 0-98. The Hawks earned their first win in their following match in the competition against the Falcons, defeating them 33-22. They finished the competition with a 1-4-0 record and had an average of 14 points scored and 46 points scored against per match. Matt Wyatt of Philadelphia Whitemarsh RFC captained the squad during the inaugural campaign.

PARMA Select XV

The PARMA Select XV is the All-Star squad composed of the best players of the competition as determined by the Pan-American Rugby Media Association. Matt Potchad was the lone Hawk selection and was named as a reserve.

Current squad

The 2006 NA4 squad is as follows



External links



References

  1. "NA4 Could Bring Professional Rugby to North America", International Rugby Board, 28 January 2006. Retrieved online 12 August 2006
  2. Official 2006 NA4 Series Results



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