The Seattle Seawolves announced the signing of Melbourne Rebels’ tighthead prop, Tim Metcher. He is 27 years old, is 5’10” tall and weighs 249 pounds.
Tim Metcher was born in Maroubra, Australia, but moved to Coffs Harbour soon after. He began playing rugby at an early age. In 2011 he joined the Brumbies Academy, was selected captain of New South Wales in the Australian Schools Rugby Championships, was selected for the Australian U-20 national team, and played in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship in Italy.
Metcher played club rugby for the Gungahlin Eagles in 2010, Randwick in 2011, and in 2012 he had his first professional contract with Southern Districts in the Sydney Shute Shield.
In 2013 he against the British and Irish Lions twice coming off the bench for Western Force and starting for the Combined NSW-QLD Country team. In 2015-2016 he played for Melbourne Rising and made his Super Rugby debut in 2015 with the Melbourne Rebels, where he played through 2017. In 2018, he has signed with the Seattle Seawolves for the inaugural Major League Rugby season.
The Seattle Seawolves inaugural season kicks off on April 22 against the San Diego Legion at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. Tickets are available now by visiting http://www.SeattleSeawolves.com.
Coach Healy said, “Tim brings valuable experience to our forward pack. He is a world-class scrummager who knows how to play ball. The Seawolves are strengthened with another high caliber person and player.”
Metcher said, “I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the Seawolves and be a part of an exciting new era of professional rugby in North America. The coaching staff has put together a very talented squad and I’m looking forward to adding what I can to the team.”
Seattle Seawolves Rugby
- Curry Hitchborn – Rugby Development Director
- Brian Jones – Chief Commercial Officer
- John Clavin – Advisory Board
- Tony Healy – Head Coach
- Phil Mack – Backs Coach, Scrum-half
- Matthew Turner – Operations Director & Back
- Ray Barkwill – Hooker
- Olive Kilifi – Prop
- Eric Duechle – Backrow
- Shalom Suniula – Flyhalf
- George Barton – Center
- Aladdin Schirmer – Backrow
- Brock Staller – Outside Center
- Jeremy Lenaerts – Lock
- Riekert Hattingh – Eight-man
- Garrett Bender – Backrow
- John Hayden – Prop
- Mike Palefau – Fullback
- Dion Crowder – Wing
- Louie Henson – Prop
- Cam Polson – Lock
- Connor Weyell – Lock
- Nakai Penny – Flanker
- Peter Smith – Fly-half
- LaRome White – Prop
- Nick Wallace – Prop
- Mike Shepherd – Hooker
- Mike Garrity – Inside Center
- Tim Metcher – tighthead prop
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