Danny LaPrevotte, who helped captain San Francisco Golden Gate to two Super League titles in the last three years, is not going to be playing rugby this season.
LaPrevotte, who is 26, told RUGBYMag.com that he is taking a break from rugby to concentrate on work and school. The electrician is also studying in an apprenticeship, and said something had to give and he decided now was the time to take a break from playing.
The back rower has been in the SFGG program since he was a youth, and made his debut for the USA in a non-cap game against the England Saxons in 2010. He was named in the larger, 50-man pool for the Rugby World Cup, but didn’t make the 30 Eagles to go to New Zealand.
Widely regarded as one of the best flankers in the game, LaPrevotte said he won’t be far from the rugby field.
“I won’t get too distant from the game,” he said. “It was a tough decision, but a decision I had to make.”