Zander Van Schalkwyk started his American Rugby career in high school, for the Charlotte Tigers in North Carolina. He was a driving force in back to back North Carolina State Championships in 2011 & 2012.

Van Schalkwyk was then recruited by Dan Payne, who is now Director of World Rugby Americas, to attend Life University as an undergraduate. Zander impressively went on to win 2 National Championships as an undergraduate in 2013 & 2016.

Now enrolled in the Doctorate program for Chiropractics, he played for the Life University Men’s Senior team and is coming to us fresh off a 2019 USA Club Men’s D1 National Championship.

Additionally, Zander is an Assistant Backs Coach to the Life University undergraduate team who he helped propel to a 2019 D1A USA Rugby Collegiate National Championship.

Zander will look to lead from experience in driving the core values that consistently produce winning environments as he takes the next step in Major League Rugby.


HEIGHT: 6’0″ or 183 cm

WEIGHT: 275lbs or 125kg

HOMETOWN: West Helena, Arkansas