Anthony Purpura

Anthony Purpura
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No. 416
Born November 11, 1986
Hometown Haverhill, MA
PositionProp (XV)
High School Brooks School, Avon Old Farms
Height 6'3
Weight 260
Club San Diego Legion
College University of Maine - Orono
Previous Clubs
Boston Rugby Club
Mystic River
Calgary Hornets (Canada)
Ashburton Celtic (NZ)
Mid Canterbury Rugby Union (NZ)
Old Blue of New York

Anthony Purpura began playing rugby at the University of Maine when his brother inspired him to first pick up a ball.

He went on to represent the Northeast at the Collegiate All-Stars Tournament; and, upon graduation, continued to play with Mid-Canterbury Rugby Union and the Ashburton Celtics before returning to the U.S. with Boston Rugby.

In 2010, Purpura made his Men's Eagles debut as a prop against Russia in Glendale, Colorado. And, with the exception of a 2012 selection to the United States' squad for the Americas Rugby Championship at the developmental level, Purpura did not return to the Eagles roster for another seven years.

In 2017, Purpura suited up for the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship at the senior level where he helped the Men's Eagles clinch the championship title for the first time.

In addition to his experience as a player, Purpura has also taken several coaching assignments, including those with Boston College, Harvard and Columbia University.

Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
04 Feb, 4:00 pmToyota FieldUruguayMen's Eagles
29 - 23
11 Feb, 6:00 pmDell DiamondBrazilMen's Eagles
51 - 3
18 Feb, 8:00 pmSwangard StadiumCanadaMen's Eagles
51 - 34
25 Feb, 1:40 pmEstadio San Carlos de ApoquindoChileMen's Eagles
57 - 9
04 Mar, 3:10 pmCricket and Rugby ClubArgentina XVMen's Eagles
27 - 27
17 Jun, 7:00 pmFifth Third Bank StadiumGeorgiaMen's Eagles
17 - 21
24 Jun, 3:00 pmTim Hortons FieldCanadaMen's Eagles
Rugby World Cup Qualifier
28 - 28
01 Jul, 6:00 pmTorero StadiumCanadaMen's Eagles
Rugby World Cup Qualifier
52 - 16
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
17 Feb, 5:00 pmTitan StadiumChileMen's Eagles
45 - 13
24 Feb, 2:40 pmMartins Pereira StadiumBrazilMen's Eagles
45 - 16
03 Mar, 1:30 pmEstadio CharrúaUruguayMen's Eagles
61 - 19
03 Nov, 6:15 pmSoldier FieldMāori All BlacksMen's Eagles
Rugby Weekend
22 - 59
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result