Memphis rugby player to be on world stage when she delivers game ball

By , Daily Memphian Published: June 29, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Memphis Inner City Rugby player Jamiyah Brown, 11, was surprised during an event Friday, June 28, with the opportunity to deliver the official game ball at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, courtesy of DHL Express. Jamiyah will deliver the game ball to the professional athletes representing the U.S.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Memphis Inner City Rugby player Jamiyah Brown, 11, was surprised during an event Friday, June 28, with the opportunity to deliver the official game ball at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, courtesy of DHL Express. Jamiyah will deliver the game ball to the professional athletes representing the U.S. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Jamiyah Brown, an 11-year-old rising sixth-grader and rugby team captain at Believe Memphis Academy, will deliver the game ball when the U.S. takes on France in a Rugby World Cup match Oct. 2 in Japan. 

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