Cal Poly Prop Connor Cudeback Earns U20 and PRP Caps

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Connor Cudeback for the U20s against Canada
Connor Cudeback for the U20s against Canada. Photo by Travis Prior

Prop Connor Cudeback has been kept busy this season. Along with being a usual starter on Cal Poly’s 1st XV, Cudeback has made appearances with both the USA U20s and Belmont Shore Rugby Club of the Pacific Rugby Premiership.

Cudeback attended several U20 training sessions throughout January and February playing in a friendly against Lindenwood during a U20 camp in January. In February Connor started for the U20’s match against Canada, which they won 19-18.

Cudeback against Canada. Photo Travis Prior
Cudeback against Canada. Photo Travis Prior

The USA U20s qualified for the World Rugby U20 Trophy which will be held in Harare, Zimbabwe starting April 19.

Cudeback made two PRP appearances with Belmont Shore Rugby in March, coming in as a reserve against OMBAC and starting against SFGG Rhinos in weeks 7 and 8 respectively.

In his last match Cudeback suffered a break in his tibia and fibula which also affected a ligament in his leg, which required surgery.

Connor had a successful surgery on Tuesday, and will be able to start a rehab process in the summer.