Anthony Purpura


Prop who can play both sides of the scrum. A Haverhill, Mass, native, Tony played football and wrestled at Brooks and Avon Old Farms before hitting the gridiron at UMaine where he picked up rugby. Tony rapidly developed his game and represented the Collegiate All-Americans, before going on to play for the United States National Team as Eagle #416. He has earned 11 international caps to date. He previously spent time with the San Diego Legion and has had repetitions in clubs in Boston (BRFC & Mystic), Old Blue, OMBAC, Calgary, and Canterbury. Tony has been a great advocate for the Free Jacks this spring as one of the club’s community performance coaches. Tony graduated with a degree in Finance and has done assistant coaching stints at Boston College and Harvard. Tony’s passion for the game is here.

Position Prop
Height 6'3"
Weight 255lbs
Hometown Haverhill, MA