Team

James Denise

Denise, from Hawthorne, NJ, has been a staple in the New York rugby community for the last decade. Before linking up with the New York Athletic Club, Denise was a force to be reckoned with, playing for NJ powerhouse Morris County. In 2008, he joined the Winged Foot, winning a National Championship with them in his first year.

Denise went on to win three more national championships with NYAC in 2010, 2012, and 2015. In between those seasons, Denise also spent time down in Australia, playing for the historic Randwick Rugby club, as well as GPS Rugby Club.  During this time, Denise suited up for US national team’s developmental side, the USA Hawks, while earning invitations to National Team high performance camps.

At 33 years old, the coaching staff will turn to Denise to be a leader in the clubhouse, as well as an enforcer on the field.

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Position Back Row
Height 6'1"
Weight 235
Hometown Hawthorne, NJ