Phaidra Knight Elected to World Rugby Hall of Fame

  • Oct 30,2017

Induction Ceremony to be held on Nov 10 in Rugby, England

Phaidra Knight, one of the best US rugby players ever, and a member of both NYRC and Old Blue, has been elected for induction to the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on November 10 in Rugby, England.

"The World Rugby Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made an indelible mark on our sport through feats on the field of play, displays of great character or through their tireless and inspirational work in driving forward our great game," said Bill Beaumont, World Rugby Chairman.

Knight capped 35 times for the U.S. Women's National Team and played in three Women's Rugby World Cups. She was named U.S. Rugby Player of the Decade in 2010.

"On behalf of everyone associated with Empire GU, we congratulate Phaidra on this incredible and most worthy honor," said Ken Pape, Empire GU President. "Phaidra has been a leader both on and off the field, and an example of everything good about our sport. We toast her as she becomes a World Rugby Hall of Famer."

Knight will be joined in this induction class by 
Felipe Contepomi (Argentina), Al Charron (Canada), Rob Andrew (England) and Fabien Pelous (France).

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