April 8, 2016
Dominic Waldouck Joins PRO Rugby Ohio Team
Photo: London Irish – Dom Waldouck
In breaking news, the London Irish confirmed that 28 year old center Dom Waldouck has joined PRO Rugby’s Ohio Team. Waldouck joined the Exiles from Northampton Saints last summer and made five appearances for London Irish. It appears that the recent London Irish against the Saracens held at Red Bull Stadium in March has paid dividends for the new PRO Rugby league. I’m certain that the new League will appreciate this co-operation from an Aviva Premiership Rugby team.
Glenn Delaney, London Irish Head of Rugby Operations said “This is a great opportunity for Dominic to embark on a new challenge in his career and we fully support him on his decision to compete in the American League.”
Waldock said :I enjoyed my time at London Irish, but the opportunity to go and play in the States was too great to ignore. i would like to thank the London Irish supporters and wish everyone at the Club all the very best for the remainder of the season and beyond.”
Time is of the essence for Dom to join the PRO Rugby Ohio team, as the team opens the season April 17th in Denver. Expect PRO Rugby to make an announcement as soon as any visa issues are completed.
Addendum: PRO Rugby Press Release – April 8, 2016
“PRO Rugby is pleased to announce the signing of Dominic Waldouck to play for Ohio in the inaugural 2016 PRO Rugby season. Waldouck, a 28-year old center, was born in London, England. Dominic has made 114 appearances for the London Wasps, 42 appearances for the Northampton Saints and most recently playing for the London Irish. He has represented England at the age grade levels as well as the England Saxons.”