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Men's Team

Growing the Community

Howard Men's Rugby is focused on the growth and development of rugby into HBCUs and showcasing the ability and potential of Black excellence in rugby. Our athletes are committed on the pitch and off the pitch to building the rugby community at Howard University in Washington D.C. 

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Notable Highlights

Our Founder

Founder Daniel Davillier (he/him) was a legal communications major with a minor in sports administration of the Class of 2023. He grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and began playing rugby in his freshman year. 


Davillier is a 3-time Louisiana High School State Champion with the Jesuit New Orleans "Bleu Jay Rugby." He commands the pitch in his experience as a scrumhalf. 

Davillier is also a Howard Hilltop Sports Reporter. He is proud to attend Howard and is excited to continue to grow rugby. Davillier is has found that at Howard, many former football and basketball players have gravitated to rugby. He is excited continue to introduce athletes to the sport he loves. 

Our Captains

2023 - 2024 Captains Hilary Kangethe & Tavaris West - Info to be added soon.

2022 - 2023 Roster

Rel Anglade
Sherrod Best
Christopher Bratcher
Collin Businge
Jeremiah Chukwuka
Daniel Davillier (C)
Rahmel Desoto
Francis Hawkins
Kevin Hayes
Taj Hemming
Tyler Johnson
Hilary Kangethe (VC)
Treylin Lewis
Cade London
Johan Milele
Caleb Moore
Trevaris Morris
Taj Riebel
Kamau Rowe
Tavaris West (VC)
Emmanuel Wristberg
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