New Orleans Gold Rugby Club & Con Foley
New Orleans Gold Rugby Club signed Australia Sevens international and Olympian, Con Foley for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Foley, who is 26, 6′ 1 1/2″, and 198 pounds, has played center, and fullback.
Foley is from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His education includes attending St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace from 2002-2009. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Swinburne University of Technology, where he attended from 2011-2017. He also attended the University of Queensland in 2018 where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
Foley played for the Aussie Thunderbolts from 2009-2011 in Noosa and in Samoa and made his debut for the Australian Sevens National Team at the Gold Coast Sevens in 2011. Since then he has earned 43 caps, largely from 2011-2016, with his last at the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens. In the HSBC World Sevens Series, he has played in 234 matches, scored 309 points, and had 61 tries.
Foley also played representative rugby for Australia. He was a member of the Under-19s and the Under-20s, and with the latter, played in the U20s Junior World Championship in South Africa in 2012.
In 2013 he played in the Rugby World Cup 7s with his brother Bernard and scored two tries. In 2014 he was part of the Bronze Medal winning team at the Commonwealth Games. In 2016, he was a member of the Australia Sevens Olympic Team that finished 8th.
After the Olympics, Foley returned to play rugby 15s. He played with the Sydney Rays at fullback in the National Rugby Championship and in 2017 he played with the Waratahs.
In 2018 he played for the Brisbane Roar FC at inside center and will now ply his talents with the New Orleans Gold Rugby Club in 2019.