Luke Gross


Luke Gross

Luke Gross (born November 21, 1969 in Decatur, Indiana) is an American rugby union footballer. A lock who has played for various club sides, he earned 62 caps for the USA between 1996 and 2003; although he was named to the USA squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and played in the 2007 squad's final warmup against Celtic League side Munster, he did not play in the World Cup itself. [cite web|url=http://web.usarugby.org/cgi-bin/viadesto/natteams/mnt/playerDetail.pl?playerId=15 |title=Men's National Team Player Detail: Luke Gross |publisher=USA Rugby |date=2008-01-15] Gross is the all-time caps leader for the USA. [cite web|url=http://web.usarugby.org/viadesto/natteams/mnt/history.html |title=Men's National Team: Historical Data |publisher=USA Rugby |date=2008-01-15]

Gross started his rugby career far later than most international players, even those from countries like the USA where rugby is not a major sport, not taking up the sport seriously until age 24, after he had attended Marshall University.cite web|url=http://web.usarugby.org/cgi-bin/viadesto/natteams/mnt/15ProfileDetail.pl?playerId=15 |title=Men's National Team Player Profile: Luke Gross |publisher=USA Rugby |date=2008-01-15] He played basketball for the Thundering Herd for two seasons (1991–92 and 1992–93). [cite web|url=http://herdzone.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/mars/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/m-baskbl-mg-0708-section7 |title=History & Records: All-Time Rosters |work=2007-08 Marshall Men's Basketball Media Guide |publisher=Marshall University Athletic Department |format=PDF |pages=p. 135 |accessdate=2008-01-15]

Luke currently plays his rugby for the Doncaster Knights, who play in National Division One, the second level of the game in England.

Notes and references

External links

* [http://web.usarugby.org/cgi-bin/viadesto/natteams/mnt/15ProfileDetail.pl?playerId=15 USA Rugby profile]
* http://statistics.scrum.com/rugby_stats_05.asp?ID=UGR4


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