Phillip Thiel

Phillip Thiel
Eagle No.411
Born October 30, 1984
Hometown Traverse City, MI us
Eagles Debut November 14, 2009
Position Hooker (XV)
High SchoolTraverse Bay Alliance RFC
Height 5'11"
Weight 270
Club Life Running Eagles (USA)
Caps XV: 2
CollegeLife University
Previous Clubs
Traverse Bay Alliance RFC (MI), Traverse Bay Blues RFC (MI)
Twitter @PhillipThiel

Played football, wrestled and ran track in high school before finding rugby senior year and playing for the Traverse Bay Alliance RFC. Played one year of football at Saginaw Valley State University before switching to rugby. Spent one year playing club rugby for the Traverse Bay Blues RFC before they were gracious enough to send him to England to play for Cinderford RFC. Played one season in Cinderford before returning to the U.S. to play for the Life University Division I men’s team. Was fortunate to win the 2008 Men’s Division I National Championship before Life became a member of the Super League.
Won first cap in 2009 versus Uruguay and was fortunate enough to play three years with the Eagles, culminating with the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. Took nearly a year-and-a-half off from rugby before returning to the Eagles in 2013.

Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
18 Jul, 10:00 pmAvaya StadiumSamoaMen's Eagles
PNC
16 - 21
24 Jul, 11:00 pmBonney FieldJapanMen's Eagles
PNC
23 - 18
30 Aug, 3:00 pmPPL ParkHarlequinsMen's Eagles
Pre-Rugby World Cup
19 - 24
20 Sep, 7:00 amFalmer StadiumSamoaMen's Eagles
RWC
16 - 25
27 Sep, 9:30 amElland RoadScotlandMen's Eagles
RWC
16 - 39
07 Oct, 11:45 amOlympic StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Eagles
RWC
0 - 64
11 Oct, 3:00 pmKingsholm StadiumJapanMen's Eagles
RWC
18 - 28