Tigers Gain Six Players from Storm

Front row from L-R – Chris, AJ, Danny, Gavin, Jeremiah and Kenny

We are excited about signing six new players to the Memphis Tigers Rugby Team from the Storm Rugby Club.  These players plan to play for Memphis this fall.

Here are the details on the new recruits:

Gavyn McDonald stands 6’2”and weighs 285 lbs.  He played for the storm for four years at lock, prop and #8 Gavyn was named to the Memphis All-Star team in 2018 and was the captain of the Storm team.  He plans to study Kinesiology at Memphis.

A. J. Wilson stands 5’7’ and weights 155 lbs. He played for the storm for three years and specialized in wing and fly half with some time at scrum half.  He earned a 4.0 GPA while in HS and plans to study Business Management while in college.

Christopher Warner stands 5’10” and weighs 200 lbs. He played for the Storm for two years at center and wing.  He also participated in football and wrestling while in high school.  He earned a 3.0 GPA while in high school and he plans to study nursing in college.

Danny Chandler stands 5’11 and weighs 265 lbs.  He played for the Storm for two years at 8-man, flanker and prop.  He also played football while in high school while he earned an academic 3.1 GPA. He plans to study Emergency Medicine.

Jeremiah Russell stands 5’10 and weights 270. He played for the storm for two years specializing at Flanker. He also played football while in high school.  He plans to study marketing in college.

Kenneth Collier stands 6’0” and weighs 150. He played for one year at the Storm and stood at wing.  He earned honors in choir making All Southwest in the chamber choir and performing in the University of Memphis Honor Choir in 2018.  He is interested in kayaking, rowing and canoeing and is a small boating instructor.

We are thrilled to have these lads on our team.