According to reporting by Americas Rugby News, Brady Daniel, younger brother of US Eagle Cory Daniel, has signed on for a second season with Old Glory. A late addition to last year's roster, Brady Daniel was called up to the senior squad just a few days before the final match of the season.
Daniel attended the Arizona State University and wrestled there for two years before joining the football program. His college sporting career came to an end with COVID, leading him to join the American Raptors, a team dedicated to developing crossover athletes into rugby players. He then played with Young Glory, earning Forward of the Match honors in a match against Rugby New York's academy side, the Foundry.
The 23-year-old obviously didn't get much playing time last year, what with his late arrival. He had one cap, playing for 7 minutes against Toronto. Whether he factors in more next year will depend on how he competes with the other young flankers on the roster. With an influx of new talent, from the Argentinians Lautaro Bavarro and Alejo Daireaux to draftees Collin Grosse and Koi Koi Nelligan, as well as returning talent like Cory Daniel and Fintan Coleman, there he will definitely have to compete if he wants time. Still, he's early in his career and likely has his best form ahead of him.
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