Monday, May 25, 2015

Christian Ostberg signs 2 year contract with Stade Aurillacois

Round Rock, TX - Stony Point HS rugby standout, Christian Ostberg, announced today that he has signed a two year contract with French Rugby Pro D2 team, Stade Aurillacois. This deal came after twelve months of interest from Aurillac's Head Coach, Jeremy Davidson. Davidson first read about Ostberg's contract with Italy's Series B club, Algher, on This Is Texas Rugby, then followed Ostberg's progress through This Is American Rugby's Eagles Abroad.

Davidson first contacted Ostberg to express interest and develop a relationship while Ostberg played for Algher in Italy. Ostberg moved on to Chinnor RFC in the English RFU's National League 2 South and assisted in Chinnor's 6th place finish in a 16-team league. Davidson kept an eye on Ostberg at Chinnor and began talking contract toward the end of his hitch.

Ostberg states that this two-year contract contains a stipulations that remuneration may be increased based-on performance metrics reached and endorsements obatined. When asked how he thought all of this came about, Ostberg stated, "I'm blessed to be around the correct people to keep moving forward."

Those who know the 20-year-old Christian know that such a move was inevitable. We here at This Is Texas Rugby have been following his play since he was a not-so-wee lad playing at Stony Point HS for Paul 'Coach Rock' McCartney. what follows is a collection of photographs marking his progress from Stony Point HS to the Rugby Texas High Performance squad to the High School All American tour of South Africa to Life University to the Junior All Americans at the Junior RWC, to Algher Rugby on the Italian isle of Sardinia and recently to Chinnor RFC in the south of England. One gets the feeling that Tolkin must be keeping an eye on such an bright future.

"CEO" with ball in hand at a Life Rugby camp in 2010.
"CEO" turning the corner in Rugby Texas competition for Stony Point HS
"CEO" (in scrumcap on back row) with HSAAs in Durban, SA
"CEO" with ball in hand at a Regional All Star Tournament in Colorado
playing for the Rugby Texas High Performance squad.
"CEO" tracking Davenport flanker in D1A Mid-South conference play at Life University.
Picture courtesy of the incredible Dennis Hawk.
"CEO" tackling a Scotland flanker in the Junior RWC
"CEO" scoring for Life against Arkansas St in D1A Mid-South Conference action.
"CEO" skying in the lineout for Algher in Italy Series B action.
"CEO" laying in a sure tackle for Chinnor in England's Nat'l League 2 South action.
We can't wait to see the excitement Ostberg produces in the French Pro D2.

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