Phaidra Knight inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame
DUBLIN, Ireland – Born on the 4th of July, Phaidra Knight has always been an exceptional American representative as she is inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2017. Recognized as one of the best players at two different positions, prop and flanker, Knight has contributed to USA Rugby on and off the pitch since 1999. With 35 total caps, Knight was named USA Rugby Player of the Decade in 2010 by Rugby Magazine.
“Phaidra’s hard work and dedication to the game on the field garnered this well-deserved recognition,” alluded USA Rugby CEO, Dan Payne, “She now continues that effort toward growing the game with her work off the field as well.”
Five legends of the game will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in a special ceremony at the hall’s official home in Rugby, England, on Friday, November 10th. A full list of new inductees includes Argentina’s Felipe Contepomi, Al Charron of Canada, Englishman Rob Andrew and Fabien Pelous of France.