Posted Wednesday September 11, 2019
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Colton Kells has been selected by his peers to lead the 2019-2020 Buffalo Rugby Club as Team Captain. Colton joined in 2015 as a Buffalo devo, In 2017 Colton as an active member. Colton joined us by way of Fairport high school where he was coached by BRC alumni and current Rochester coach Joe Kirish. Colton went on to play at the University at Buffalo where he led the mad turtles in a very challenging Rugby East. Colton is currently a Law Student at UB. Colton has played 48 15s matches for BRC and 42 7s matches. Colton plays hooker and loose forward.
Dave Piriano has been selected as the teams Vice Captain. Dave joined Buffalo as a Devo in 2012 by way of NU. In 2014 Dave joined Buffalo as a full time member. Dave perviously led the Niagara University Rugby side where he was coached by BRC alumni and Wall of fame member Gene Adams. Dave currently works in finance for an auto dealership in Rochester. Dave also coaches the Canisus College rugby team. Dave has played 52 matches for the BRC 15s side and another 25 for the 7s team. Dave plays 10 and 12 (aggressively)
Additionally we would like to make mention of Jon Garbin who led the team the last 3 years as captain. Jon was instrumental in the clubs rebuild of 2016 and 2017 and led the side to its 1st final 8 appearance in a over a decade. Thank you Jon.