University of Louisville Prop LaRome White Signs with the Seawolves

16-Jan-2018

The Collegiate All-American comes to Seattle after being voted best in position by FloRugby.com 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan 16, 2018

 

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seawolves have announced the signing of University of Louisville prop, LaRome White.

“I am excited for the addition of LaRome to our forward pack,” said Head Coach Tony Healy. “We will be depending on him to help set a dominant platform. His speed and power will lend itself nicely to the style of rugby we are looking to play.”

White grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and was a standout football player while attending Eastern High School. After being introduced to rugby through the Middletown Warriors in 2010, White quickly fell in love with the sport and took his bruising style of play to the University of Louisville. White played at center his freshman year in 2012 before moving to prop in his sophomore year. It was in the prop position where he excelled, and in 2016 had the opportunity to hone his skills at the Sharks Academy in South Africa under the tutelage of South African Springbok prop, Tendai Mtawarira. For his efforts, White was invited to the 2017 Collegiate All-American camp and in 2017 was voted best in position for D1-AA by FloRugby.com. 

“I’m thankful to have the opportunity to play for Seattle,” said White. “It has been my dream to play professional rugby and I thank the Seawolves for giving me a chance to step up and help grow the game of Rugby.”

The Seattle Seawolves inaugural season kicks off on April 22 against the San Diego Legion at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. Tickets are available now by visiting www.SeattleSeawolves.com.

ABOUT THE SEATTLE SEAWOLVES

A founding member of Major League Rugby (MLR), the Seattle Seawolves kick off their inaugural season in 2018 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the game of rugby in the U.S. while fostering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. Through community outreach efforts, the Seattle Seawolves fulfill a key pillar of the franchise’s philosophy, enriching the Puget Sound region’s youth through engagement, leadership, and service.

Select Major League Rugby games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network as part of an exclusive, multi-year television partnership between MLR and the television network. Season tickets are now on sale; to purchase, please visit www.SeattleSeawolves.com.

 

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