Anthony Purpura

Anthony Purpura
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No.416
BornNovember 11, 1986
HometownHaverhill, MA
PositionProp (XV)
High School Brooks School, Avon Old Farms
Height6'3
Weight260
Club San Diego Legion
Caps XV: 10
College University of Maine - Orono
Previous Clubs
Boston Rugby Club
Mystic River
OMBAC
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

DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
04 Feb, 4:00 pmToyota FieldUruguayMen's Eagles
ARC
29 - 23
11 Feb, 6:00 pmDell DiamondBrazilMen's Eagles
ARC
51 - 3
18 Feb, 8:00 pmSwangard StadiumCanadaMen's Eagles
ARC
51 - 34
25 Feb, 1:40 pmEstadio San Carlos de ApoquindoChileMen's Eagles
ARC
57 - 9
04 Mar, 3:10 pmCricket and Rugby ClubArgentina XVMen's Eagles
ARC
27 - 27
17 Jun, 7:00 pmFifth Third Bank StadiumGeorgiaMen's Eagles
EASS
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
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult