GRR: Deion Mikesell
GoffRugby Report brought Deion Mikesell to fans' attention three years ago when he was still in high school.
The special think about Mikesell was that he had played 7s almost exclusively as he had learned his rugby in the Iowa HS league, which is a 7s league.
It is generally recognized that black men have been playing rugby since as early as 1900, when James Peters played for the Knowle Rugby Club in England. That is a long time ago. Speed up to present day, even a casual viewer would recognize that the top tier teams have all featured black athletes in their starting 15. On the flipside, USA lags woefully behind.
The question is why?
TOOWOOMBA, Queensland - The USA Rugby Men's Collegiate All Americans defeated Darling Downs 31-17 in the opening game of a three-match tour of Australia, sponsored by WellDog.
The numbers don't lie - Southeast Polk is, in the last five years, 71-0-3 in the Iowa Youth Rugby Association Boys 2A competition, and once again emerged winners of the state championship this past weekend.