Lock David Beach will be staying with Old Glory, according to reporting by Americas Rugby News. The 27-year-old from Pennsylvania has been with the team since 2021.

Beach's rugby career started with Presque Isle Rugby Club in Erie, PA, and continued at Notre Dame College, where he also wrestled. After college, he played for Mystic River and Stars Rugby, before taking a year to train with former professional boxers George Linberger and Ty James. He was then signed by Old Glory ahead of the 2021 season, although he didn't play that year.

Beach made his professional debut in 2022, playing 16 minutes as a replacement in Old Glory's loss to Austin. Later in the season, he was loaned to the Utah Warriors, where he played in three matches, one of them as a starter. In total, he played for 86 minutes, gaining a respectable 47 meters on 8 carries and joining 25 rucks.

Beach will once again be buried in a position that has three top players, Stan South, Tevita Naqali, and Api Naikatini. Most likely, those three players will take most of the minutes at lock. However, in case of injury Beach serves as a good domestic replacement, although he'll have to compete for that role with Matthew Gordon. Gordon also saw time at lock and could beat out Beach, leaving him once again without much real playing time.


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