kids encyclopedia robot

Cam Dolan facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Cameron Alexander Dolan
Cam Dolan 2015 RWC.jpg
Birth name Cameron Alexander Dolan
Date of birth (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 33)
Place of birth Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Height 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 115 kg (254 lb; 18 st 2 lb)
University Life University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8, Flanker, Lock
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2013 Life University ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Northampton Saints
Cardiff Blues
San Diego Legion

New Orleans Gold
Correct as of 5 April 2022
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
United States U20
United States
Correct as of 11 July 2022

Cameron Dolan (born March 7, 1990) is an American rugby union player who normally plays at the Number 8 position. He currently plays professionally for the NOLA Gold, since 2018, in the Major League Rugby (MLR). Dolan previously played rugby outside the United States at professional level.

Early career

Dolan began playing rugby in high school with the Naples Bears in Florida, although he did spend a very successful term in the 1st XV at St Edward’s school in Cheltenham before playing college rugby at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dolan played with Life University at the Collegiate Rugby Championship, and was named to the CRC All-Tournament team in 2012 and 2013. At Life University, Dolan was a four-time First Team All-American, and won a National Championship in 2013.

Club career

Dolan's performance against the Maori in November 2013 was seen by Jim Mallinder, Head Coach of Northampton Saints, who offered Dolan a professional contract with the Saints. Dolan was brought in as an injury replacement for James Craig. Dolan joined fellow U.S. international Samu Manoa at the club. Dolan did not make any first team appearances for Northampton during the 2013–14 season. However, he made several appearances for the Saints' sevens team and second side, Wanderers. His strong performances in training earned him a one-year extension with Saints for the 2014–15 Premiership season. Dolan made his professional debut for Northampton Saints on January 31, 2015 in the Anglo Welsh Cup.

Following two seasons with Saints, Dolan joined Cardiff Blues for the 2015-16 Pro 12 season.

International career

Dolan first appeared on the International scene during 2009, where he was named captain of the United States U20's team for the 2009 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. At this time he was the United States Rugby Foundation Development Grant Recipient, which is a foundation to develop and improve upcoming rugby talent in the United States.

His efforts for the Under 20s side and his club side landed Dolan in the United States senior side for the 2013 IRB Pacific Nations Cup, the inaugural year for the United States in the competition. He made his full International debut at No.8 against Fiji, as a replacement for captain Todd Clever who was unable to play this match due to injury. His third and fourth cap, came when the USA faced Canada in Round 3 of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Americas qualifications, which ended in a 2–0 defeat thus parachuting USA down to the NACRA-CONSUR playoff final.

In October 2013, Dolan was named captain for the USA Select XV side in the 2013 Americas Rugby Championship. He led the side to two victories; against Canada A and Uruguay. Following this Championship, Dolan was named in the American squad for their 2013 end-of-year rugby union tests. He was named Man of the Match in their opening game against the Māori All Blacks, picking up a try at the 71st minute.

At the conclusion of 2013, Dolan was named the U.S. Breakout Player of the Year by Rugby Mag.

Dolan was the starting No. 8 for the USA when they achieved their first-ever win over a Tier 1 nation, Scotland in 2018. Dolan became the USA Eagle with the most victories at 30 wins in 59 appearances, following the USA's victory over Chile in 2023 World Cup qualifying.

International tries

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1  Russia London, England Allianz Park 2013 end-of-year rugby union internationals 23 November 2013 Win 7 – 28
2  Japan Carson, United States StubHub Center 2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup 14 June 2014 Loss 29 – 37
3  Canada Ottawa, Canada Twin Elm Rugby Park 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches 22 August 2015 Win 23 – 41
4  Brazil Round Rock, United States Dell Diamond 2017 Americas Rugby Championship 11 February 2017 Win 51 – 3
5  Chile Santiago, Chile Pista Atlética San Carlos de Apoquindo 2017 Americas Rugby Championship 25 February 2017 Win 9 – 57
6  Canada San Diego, United States Torero Stadium 2019 Rugby World Cup – Americas qualification 1 July 2017 Win 52 – 16
8  Russia Denver, United States Dick's Sporting Goods Park 2018 June rugby union tests 9 June 2018 Win 62 – 13
9  Canada Halifax, Canada Wanderers Grounds 2018 June rugby union tests 23 June 2018 Win 17 – 42
12  Samoa San Sebastián, Spain Anoeta Stadium 2018 end-of-year rugby union internationals 10 November 2018 Win 30 – 29
14  Chile Maipú, Chile Estadio Santiago Bueras 2019 Americas Rugby Championship 2 February 2019 Win 8 – 71
15  Canada Tukwila, United States Starfire Sports 2019 Americas Rugby Championship 8 March 2019 Win 30 – 25
16  Canada Vancouver, Canada BC Place 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches 7 September 2019 Win 15 – 20
17  England London, England Twickenham Stadium 2021 July rugby union tests 4 July 2021 Loss 43 – 29
18  Uruguay Glendale, United States Infinity Park 2023 Rugby World Cup – Americas qualification 2 October 2021 Win 19 – 16
National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Influential Hispanic activists
Janet Murguía
Nelson Merced
Jovita Idar
Dolores Huerta
María Teresa Kumar
kids search engine
Cam Dolan Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.