Thursday, September 11, 2014

Waratah Greg Peterson Emerges As Another U.S.-Eligible

It turns out there is one more player U.S.-eligible playing in the Australian National Rugby Championship. Lock Greg Peterson of the North Harbour Rays and the Waratahs has ties to the U.S. with his grandfather playing rugby for the U.S. and his father playing American football at Northwestern. The 23 year old Peterson was born and raised in Australia where he played with Manly in the Shute Shield. He won the Shute Shield Rookie of the Year in 2010 and Manly were the best team in the competition last year. He joined the Waratahs Academy in 2009 and played in one match for this last season.

Although he's U.S.-qualified any idea of him playing for the U.S. is likely not going to happen at this point. He played for the Australian U-20's at the 2011 Junior World Championship and he would almost certainly have to give up his Super Rugby contract. Plus, as the World Cup inches closer any player that would like to play for the Eagles probably would have had to show some indication by now.

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